Friday, June 22, 2012

Trains I Ride On Everyday, Part 748

Work has been getting in the way of progress on the Dunes Junction, so it's only fitting that I post a photo of new a-building Washington Metro cars under construction, courtesy MetroForward's Flickr stream and the the Yahoo commutermodeler group.  Metro whisks me back and forth to work every day, which ensures that I do get a small hit off the electric railroad crack pipe on a daily basis.
Our new Metro 7000 series car under construction.  That knobly black end is quite butch and industrial looking compared to our current inset brown ends, which are standard across all series cars currently in service. Photo courtesy of/All rights reserved by MetroForward

Monday, June 11, 2012

O Scale South Shore Model Sighting!

In a sort of sad post announcing the retirement of O scale custom traction model maker Jean Deschenes, Ed Halstead at the Modeling Insull's Empire in O Scale blog posted awesome pictures of O scale South Shore equipment built by Jean.
This is awesome stuff. . . very inspiring! Makes me want to go out and build South Shore models!
Ed Halstead photo, courtesy Modeling Insull's Empire in O Scale
Jean's retirement ain't exactly premature or undeserved--he's been at it since 1965! Says he wants more time for his ship modeling.  And the models look great . . . go check out the post and see for yourself.