I'm right here Matt. You can't talk trains wiothout me showing up at some point.
Hey there fellow trainnuts. Nice to see some more of us around. TopJedi
, try www.trainorders.com
and head to the Model RRR Discussion section of the forums. The link is visible from left column of main page. Here's another link from one of the guys over at trainorders. It shows a real nice HO layout and lots of great looking motive power.http://www.pbase.com/espeeboy/cpmf03_freemo&page=all
Also, if you are looking for some good prices on anything model railroad head over to www.toytrainheaven.com
they have great prices and really fast and reliable shipping to boot.
My project is currently in the planning and aquisition phase. I am an HO scale modeler and I am modeling BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision, which runs between Chicago and Ft. Madison Iowa. Highlights on my layout will be Joliet Union Station, Centerpoint Intermodal Facility, Streator, Ancona, Edelstein Hill(Houlihan's Curve), Cameron, Dallas City, Niota, and the impressive structure that carries the RR's double track mainline and the highway over the Mississippi River on a double deck bridge.
I am also a railfan (someone who likes to photograph or video trains). I have spent the last decade documenting the Chillicothe Sub and have captured almost every peice of motive power that the Santa Fe and the Burlington Northern has/had.
My two interests will come together in my new layout as I am modeling the railroad I have devoted so much of my time to documenting over the years. As for the era I am going to model it's going to be about the year 1999-2000. This way I can still run all unmolested Santa Fe lashups on my layout. Something not common after the big merger. I will also be able to model the BNSF as a lot of the two railroads motive power had been repainted at that point, but not all of it.
I've got a good amount of engines and rolling stock already. All modern equipment. I have quite a few Lifelike Proto2000, Atlas, and Athearn Genesis locos already. Most of which are SD40-2's, SD60's, SD60-M's, SD75M's, Dash 840-B's (standard and wide cab), GP60M's & B's, SD40T-2's, SD45's and C44-9W's. I'll be laying Atlas code 83 three foot flex track with minimum 30 degree curves as well as tons of Atlas #six switches. Nuff for now, I'll chat more later.