Monday, May 28, 2012

Apekunny Mountain

Hi all, it's been quiet on the blog. Partly due to work, partly due to the glorious weather we've been having lately, so I spend more time doing outdoors stuff, rather than modeling work. However I thought to quickly announce another project of mine.
Via a Yahoo model railroad 'exchange' market, I've obtained a HO model of a Great Northern observation car. It needs a lot of tlc, but it has the needed streamlined tail end, and is of the same series as the CFNR business car Apekunny Mountain. It is that car, that I want to model. As a taster, here is the CFNR car prototype.    My model still has the streamline skirting, it doesn't have the rooflight, and the window arrangement is different, so I will  need to scratchbuild / kitbash a lot of things. Also the trucks aren't that great, but they'll do until I find suitable replacements.  Stay tuned, but forgive me if I go and sit in the garden with a nice cold beer for a while, this could just be the only bit of summer we'll have this year...