(Edited by Devon LaChance) 


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The brand new TrueLine Trains CN International (yellow copula) Pointe St-Charles Caboose.  It has super details-Interior lights & markers lights, Windshield wipers etc. The price is under $100.  These three pictures were taken on Ron Visockis HO layout. 




Ron Models CN but has an affection for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in Maine after seeing a picture of  BAR BL2 #50 taken by Bill Linley.  Ron painted up an HO Scale Proto 2000 BL2 model, and lettered it as BAR #56.
(Ron Visockis photo). 



A bit of grease, oil and a whole lotta LokSound Full Throttle, on a Bowser CP RAIL C630M gives it a real prototype appearance!

Rob took a little "me" time polishing up his recent birthday gift of an IC SD70!  (He added SMD402 LEDs, LokSound and weathering). The HO Genesis SD70 is seen in CN paint with IC lettering and now  complete with weathering.

Rob also completed this Dash 8-40CM in CN North America paint and Weathering.  

Check out this big brute! An HO Scale Overland Models Inc SD-75i CN 5767 he weathered for a friend.

HO Scale GE ES44AC locomotives CP 9372, and CP 9366 each with very subtle weathering.   

The good Ol " "Brown Stripes" on an HO Scale Intermountain HO Scale SD40-2W. 5262.

 Another big Red (and "Primer Grey") Bowser SD40-2 this time in the Short-Lived CP RAIL SYSTEM Dual flags paint scheme!

HO Scale Athearn Genesis GP-38-2(W) (Owner said to "make me want to fire my manager of Motive Power."



Our newest contributor, Bob Fallowfield recently completed his HO scale CP RAIL tri-Level open Autorack.  These photos were taken on his super detailed and accurate 1970's-1980's  era layout.  

In this time period, CP Rail had leased several dozen C&O / B&O GMD-built GP30 and GP35 locomotives from the Chessie System.  Some were in blue with yellow lettering, and others were in Chessie colurs.  Here C&O GP30 3046 rests between CP assignments on Bob's layout.

Bob's beautifully weathered Norfolk and Western ACF Centre-Flo Covered hopper N&W 171261 is positioned at the Grain Mill on his layout for loading. 


A Grain Mill with long sidings was needed on Joe Carman's Union Pacific HO scale layout at Packard.  However space was limited on his walk around shelf style track plan, so he devised a plan, and put together these quick and easy structures made only out of cardboard, wood and white glue.  Even though they are not detailed, after paint they looked better than he expected, and achieved the result Joe wanted of a large rail serviced grain mill.  Now in service the Mill sidings are used in operation and can be seen as two freights meet at Packard.  The photos show this very easy project and Joe Carman scratch built Grain Mills will look great when completed and weathered.  

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With shock control extended coupler boxes and full Cushion Underframe P&LE 50-foot o/b plug door (P&LE 6153) looks great in the Penn Central yard in Detroit Michigan in 1968 with her parent NYC oval logo.  Note she still had a roofwalk at this time, but in a few short years that would be removed. One of her car numbers was missing as well!  

Obviously recently shopped and re painted,  P&LE 5290 a 40foot Pullman Standard box car sits in the sun in October 1966 at Albion PA with new trucks and couplers.  

This sharp looking Canadian Air Liquid 40-Foot box car (CBGX 651) at the CN yard in Toronto on June 20th, 1980.


The Budget Modelling Guy


All the great buidings and high tech structures are not for everybody or something everyone can afford. There are plenty of things out that that can be used and cost next to nothing. One of my favorite places to find goodies is the dollars stores and I have a good supply of items.


Need some metal loads for that recycling plant. Wooden blocks are available that measure 4 feet square in HO feet and after some covering in tin foil and squeezing with a pliers looks pretty good. Here is a pile I did in about 15 minutes.



Another indespensible items is wooden stir sticks. They can be cut and used in many projects. Here is a trestle bridge I built completely out of them. Took one evening and cost was less than a dollar.



They also carry sand and gravel in a couple different sizes and at $1 each is a real cost saver.



We will have more budget modelling ideas next month or send us yours to The Budget Modeller


Happy Modelling.



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