Thursday, February 28, 2008

Old Photo

Here's an old photo of Linekin Bay from 2006 showing an overview. Terry Davis' excellent tug boat model is on the left side of the harbor. It's mounted on a plank so that's why it looks like a barge. I poured Envirotex for water and added a floating dock in mid 2007 so it has changed a bit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Check out the new HOn30 Forney kit that Railway Recollections released in January for Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR Nos 20-22. I've modified the Bachman N scale 0-6-0 chassis per the instructions and it still runs well. The longer wheelbase also gets it over the plastics frogs on some of my turnouts so it should run better. The assembly is divided into 4 sub-assemblies: boilder, cab/fuel bunker, rear deck and pilot. I have slowed myself down a little by adding a working head light in the boiler. It looks like it will go together smoothly. I'll post pics soon.
You can get this kit from Train and Trooper & B & F Hobby.

Other HOn30 news: sweet-looking laser-cut wood Monson boxcars soon to be released by Stevens Creek (

N-Drive Productions in the UK is producing a replacement mechanism for the Bachman 0-4-0. I hear that quite a few are coming across the pond. His e-mail address is for inquries. Picture is at right.
It should be a good runner with a Mashima can motor. I have not seen one in person so I can't evaluate it fully.