We are back from vacation to the east coast, so its back to work on the railroad. The first project is some weathering. Last month I received two sets of Pacer and TTX/EMP Maxi IV double stack cars from Kato. Yesterday I weathered all four cars, their containers and also a Kato GEVO that I got in an MB Klien clearance sale. The weathering really helps the cars fit in with the rest of the rolling stock on the layout. It especially helped the EMP green containers whose green seemed a bit bright compared to the prototype. I've included pictures of the Kato originals and the prototype for comparison.
Next up will be some trees and work on a couple of Proviso signature structures; the control tower and the engine facilities.
The Gravel Pit
3 years ago