After a brutal 13 hour drive home from a very successful RPM in St Louis, I felt that a little me time was in order.
With the plan being to feature the St Thomas yard in the new layout, it was clear that I needed a "Tilley".
Tilley is, (she's still running at the Elgin County Railway Museum), the little 43 tonner that was purchased by the Wabash for switching duties in the yard.
The closest model out there is the Bachmann 45 tonner. Though there are many detail differences, the salient features are there for. It's tiny, centre cab, side rod connected drivers.
I bough one online, painted it black. Added lettering and then today I installed the decoder and speaker.
All it needs now is a little paint touch up and some weathering.