Sunday, May 04, 2014

Improving my flatcar fleet with wood Part 1

     Recently I was looking to spruce up the appearance of my five Microtrains 50' steel flat cars, by adding some laser cut wood decks. The cars themselves look quite good, as you'd expect from Microtrains - but there are these really fine mold circles on the deck, that I can only assume are from the injection process.

    I figured I could weather the existing plastic deck, but it would always bug me if those circles were visable. So I googled around a little and found some replacement decks by American Model Builders and ordered them. But because I'm an idiot, I ordered decks cut for Atlas 50' flats - which are shorter:

..and wider:

than Microtrains decks.  So I googled a little more and found some RS Laser wood decks and ordered them. I'll write an update for this project next week when the replacements arrive from the states.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

New youtube video posted

     I posted a new youtube video this morning. Just barely caught this CN local going through Burlington Station @ 15:15 Apr 30. I think this is CN #556, which is a transfer from Aldershot to Oakville - with autoracks for Ford, and tanks for Petro-Canada in Clarkson.

     Leave me a comment if you can point me to the list of train numbers that used to be floating around on the internet.

Edit: I know I posted the video originally, but somehow it went missing. So I've fixed it.