lunedì 24 dicembre 2012

Container chassis

First batch completed, they are fast to build, I will cast more soon.

...they will add some color to intermodal facility.

domenica 23 dicembre 2012

N scale BNSF Seattle layout...

40 Foot container chassis and Jersey barrier.

N scale BNSF Seattle layout...

A step back.
The BNSF Seattle layout is a N scale ( 1:160 ) fictional layout based on Seattle Washington.
The limited space at my disposal forced me to N scale, because it's the smallest that can be used with DCC and sound and the level of details is acceptable.

Here is what has been done till now:

This is a hint of the intermodal facility, I realized that a complete intermodal yard would have wasted all the available space ... so just a hint, enough to have a Mi-Jack some container chassis and a few well cars.

This part will also act as a staging yard and a junction between the two legs of the "L" shaped shelf layout.

domenica 16 dicembre 2012

N scale BNSF Seattle layout...


It was just a question of time. I got tired of static trains ... it was time for a working layout. I managed to find enough space for a n scale shelf layout.

Here some prototypical pictures, more to come....

BNSF yard office

... just a test...

N scale Kato SD70Ace BNSF 9399

This is the beautiful Kato SD70Ace, I added a few details and made some changes to match the prototype. It's fitted with a Digitrax SDN144K1E.
The big capacitor is under the nose and the 13 mm speaker is hidden in the radiator wings.

Actual image courtesy :

venerdì 14 dicembre 2012

Marines in Hue city. Second act

Another project planned and built with my friend Domenico Carcelli. This is my second interpretation of the battle for Hue, but probably not the last...