Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cover Poster From Model Railroader

David Popp of Model Railroader sent me a nice poster of the November 2008 cover featuring the Rochelle Subdivision.  I guess they used it for their booth at train shows.  Makes me feel a bit full of myself to have it handing on the wall, but I like it!  Thanks David!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Last Chance to Vote and We're only a few votes behind!!!

Today is the last chance to vote and the Chicago/Rochelle route is only a few votes behind.  Clink on the banner above to vote!!  You can vote once everyday so make sure you vote today (unless you are voting for the Little Rock route then never mind)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Basic Scenery Complete and More Signals

Basic scenery is complete on the Geneva Subdivision.  Now work will turn to ballasting, bridges, roads, structures, details, etc.  Actually, before I get to all those areas, I plan to spend some time weathering all the new rolling stock I have purchased over the past few years.  As I weather them, I will also be adding a resistor to one wheel set of each car.  Eventually I plan to have a resistor wheel set on every car, but getting them on just the newly weathered cars will be a big step forward.  Also included in the pictures/video are additional signals that have been added.  Only signals left to install are the west Proviso yard entrance/crossover.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Help Me Ride the UP Steam Train

Just realized that if you go to the link above and vote for the Union Pacific Steam trains, I earn a point with the program.  Top five point earners get a free ride on the excursion train.  You vote is appreciated!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Union Pacific Excursion Train

Union Pacific is holding a voting contest to determine the route of their Steam excursion trains.  Click on the lick above to go to the site and place your vote.  Of course I recommend you vote for the route that takes them through Rochelle.  Thanks!!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Newest model railroader

Last Thursday, December 30, our daughter Shannon gave birth to our first grandson and second grandchild.
Here's little Thomas.  I've already been explaining to him how much fun n scale model trains are!