Jim’s been in touch again.
“Greetings to you and all of your wonderful and knowledgeable subscribers.
I have two new Broadway Limited ES44AC’s and five new Maxi 1 well cars along with some containers appeared in the “train room “.
So, I set to work weathering the well cars (with only mild weathering as these cars have a build date from ‘02) and the containers.
I have to say, these BLI’s are truly great.
They run smoothly, have great sound with many sound functions and are capable of producing smoke. WOW!
Accordingly, I had to replace my Santa Fe era on my layout with my BNSF fleet and put together this video highlighting some of the sound effects from these engines.
I programmed horn sounds for grade crossings and forward, reverse and stopping as well as volume levels for various functions.
And of course the smoke.
Here’s hoping you enjoy this update and run by.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here – crazy deals this time of year.
And now something from Michael.
He’s a man fo few words, but I thought i’d publish it because it looks fun, and it also goes to show you don’t need a lot of space to enjoy this hobby:
“Mike’s 44 X 33 layout for his nephew.
Plaster cloth over Styrofoam.
That’s all today folks.
Thanks to Jim and Mike.
Please do keep ’em coming – it’s getting a bit thin on the ground this end.
And don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to take your first step towards your own layout.