Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #47

NKP Mikado 633 still with her Elesco Feedwater Heater heads north on the Warrenton wye to Mingo Junction, 4-15-1950

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #46

Brewster built W&LE 3960 0-6-0 at the Ohi-Rail facility in Minerva, OH during the W&LE Chapter's Carrollton Branch Tour, 10-10-2015, Chris Ellis photo

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Not So Wordless Wednesday #45

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. The past few weeks has seen me start an internship to complete my Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems this fall semester, work my normal job, attend the NKPHTS Buffalo 2015 Convention, and the NKPHTS W&LE Chapter Carrollton Branch Tour, and do all the other stuff life demands. I do hope to write a brief post about those two NKP trips.

I did manage to find some time to complete the layout support framing along the walls to the right of this previous project. A Construction Report will soon provide those details.

With the whole wall now ready for a layout shelf, I've eagerly squeezed in some time to tweak the Adena Yard plan for that space by making a full sized mock up on a long roll of paper with building footprints and the track layout. The plan follows the prototype very closely with only a few minor compromises. Even though I'm a computer science student I'd rather make full scale mock ups with scissors and construction paper than use any of the many fine software track design programs, go figure...

Here's a sneak peak at the west end of Adena Yard for today's very verbose Wordless Wednesday photo.

West end Adena Yard mock up

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #44

NKP #383 0-6-0, HO scale Proto 2000 model by Tim Adang, at the NKPHTS 2015 Buffalo Convention