Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bridging the gap

Using this photo as inspiration,
I decided that simple pile trestle over a dry gulch would be a nice little scenic feature to include.
So I got my hands on a pair of Campbell Scale Models ballasted deck pile trestle kits. Joined them together to make a longer bridge and here's the results.

Once I get scenery going in this area, I think it'll be a nice little scene

Saturday, January 5, 2019

A new kit just in time for Cocoa Beach RPM

Next weekend, at the Prototype Rails RPM, I'll be releasing Yarmouth Model Works newest HO scale resin kit.
The D&H Oneonta built 40' 50 ton steel boxcar.

This car has the unique double weld seam along the panel lines, an attempt by the railroad to weld cars and reduce the oil canning effect, which as you can see didn't work.
The kit features all the things you've come to expect from Yarmouth Model Works.
3D printed masters, lots of etched details, including the running boards, Tahoe Model Works trucks, custom decals from Speedwitch Media, etc.
The kit will retail for $60.00 USD, and will be available online after the RPM.

Monday, December 31, 2018

last one for 2018

This ole classic from Sunshine Models, PRR GS 38' all steel gon.
And that neat large tire load.
This will be the last car built this year, but many more to come next year, I'm sure.
It's been a good year.
Yarmouth Model Works continues to be a success. My products are being well received and we're always looking at new items. There are some exciting new kits looming for 2019.
Stay tuned!
I know I've fallen way behind on custom building work, but I'm hoping that the coming year will allow me to pickup some of that slack.
The new layout continues be a joy. Look for lots of updates as work progresses.
The big goal is to have trains run from one end to the other by this time next year.

Happy New Year everyone!!! :-)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Not quite "Benchwork in a Day!"

But I'm rather pleased regardless!

The sub-roadbed is all in now through the peninsula.
We now have the foundation for East Fresno, Maltermoro, Las Palmas and Tarpey.

2 solid days of cutting, fitting, leveling and screwing.
Have to get at least another sheet of Homasote for roadbed, but that can wait until the New Year.
Now I have to get ready for the Cocoa Beach RPM

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A water tank for Friant

Given that Xmas isn't a big deal in this household, I feel it fitting that I complete this kit today.
An American Model Builders kit.
This kit went together very nicely and I'm rewarded with a good looking structure.
It was built without the usual discharge spout since the SP used a water plug between the tracks, a little to the left of this photo.
The roof wash dusted with chalks, while the streaks on the tank proper were done with enamel weathering products.
Now the engines can get a drink and prepare for their return trip to Fresno.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

And that's the thing about Trevor

He makes me look good.
Some pics he took of the layout yesterday

Lots of works in progress.

The Gang of Four hard at it!

Photographic evidence.
And well 3 were very busy.
Trevor seemed to be taking lots o pictures.

Thanks again for the help guys