Change in the Weathering Depot page…

Please note a change in the Weathering Depot page. I have removed and edited some old text and photos. I have moved the notes on weathering to the top of the page, and have listed current models for sale which can be purchased direct from me via PayPal. Finally, at the bottom is a gallery … Continue reading

Penn Central at the train show…

Our club recently went up to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the Sherman Hill train show, with another opportunity to run my PC locomotives and weathered train. Here’s a short video of the train…

This week on the Hitop…

This week on the Hitop branch finds GP9 7466 back from Columbus working in Dickinson yard making up his train going up to Morris Fork. We caught him after the sun came up over the surrounding hills. Finally, the last photo was shot from a hill across the valley of 7466 and train near Morris … Continue reading

Expanding soon!

I am currently just starting to work on expanding the layout down both front corners by a total of twenty-two feet with a yard (primarily for staging), and plenty of additional switching. Check back for more details and photos later….!

The Ubiquitous Geep….

This pretty much sums up EMD’s first GP series models, the GP7, GP7B, GP9, and GP9B. In EMD’s nomenclature, GP stands for general purpose. These series of EMD locomotives were very popular with railroads large and small. They certainly were popular on the railroads that became Penn Central, all except the GP7B, which none of … Continue reading

Real coal on the Hitop….

Several years ago I received a box from a friend who still lives in West Virginia, who is aware, and was aware of my layout, and the area it was based. In the box was a present of a bag of coal, that had been somewhat pulverized. A note said, ” add this to your … Continue reading