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The Mixed Freight Weekly #1

October 28, 2008

Introducing, the Mixed Freight Weekly!

In addition to our regular articles, every Monday will feature a wide variety of topics in one post, now known as the “Mixed Freight Weekly”.  I have created a new catagory, now navigable on the sidebar called “The Mixed Freight” where you can access each of these weekly posts.

My usual articles will continue as normal, except now on Monday we’ll have this instead.

So let’s get trackside to watch the mixed freight weekly cruise past at track speed!

MIXED FREIGHT

Let’s start with an excellent tutorial by one of our friends from across the pond in the Netherlands. Jos has been making these exquisite scale trees for a few years, and in my opinion, nobody even comes close to the realism of his arboral masterpieces. Jos reveals technique in a few pages in this post on Railroad Line.

He does occasionally work on comission to create custom trees for clients around the world.

Birch Trees by Jos (Photo taken by him and posted on RR line)

I was really impressed by this garden railroad tour “from the cab”. This an exceptional video tour of the Snowshoe & San Juan G scale railroad.


 

How about pondering this humorous situation: Trying to load (or in this case unload) a giraffe from a boxcar, presumably that PRR turtle roof boxcar on the left.

Image From The Seattle Museum of History and Industry

 

Layouts to Visit

The Southern Pacific Cascade Sub – A Layout to check back on periodically, it looks like the industrious builder is making good progress fast! Impressive scenery and prototypical operations add interest too.

Extremely Amazing San Francisco and Bay Area layout – Features an N scale Coit Tower, Ferry Building and other noticable landmarks of the cosmopolitan port city. Features SP, WP, MUNI, and SF state belt RR.

The Sierra RR of 1955 – An honest portrayal of this unique foothills shortline, with scratchbuilt buildings and plenty of brass locomotives. Some nice scenery, but he still has a lot of work to do, so check back.

Interesting Editorial

Life on the Dark Side– A story of how one can get interested in Sn3, the true die-hard modeling scale.

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