Shotgun Tom model railroad – he’s been busy adding bits to his layout and playing with real trains.
In his first post you can see how his layout was created.
The California state Railroad Museum in Sacramento pulled my Fathers 347C Santa Fe F 7 Red Warbonnet engine out of the Museum and put it in a consist.
The 347C is the last one in the world.
The Museum let me take a ride on this historic engine on for 17 miles.
Take a look at this professional video and ride with me and hear the story about my Dad John G. Irwin The Santa Fe Engineer from 1947 to 1973.
Here’s a shot of my Dad’s two Diesel engines on my Layout. The 347C and his switch engine the 2357 as seen in the video.
Also The steam engine that my Dad brought President Harry Truman in to San Diego in 1948 on a whistle stop tour.
As for my Layout I’ve made a few additions like this old Timey water tank in the industrial area of my Layout.
And I’m in the process of putting up telephone poles with high-voltage wire going up to my television transmitter on the mountain. Note the balls on the powerlines so helicopters won’t fly in to those lines.
I also put in a New power utility station for my Power lines.
All in All having lots of Fun with my Layout.
And lastly, I put in a Woodland scenics Gas Station in on the Layout.
Aka Tom Irwin
A big thanks to Shotgun Tom model railroad update – hope you enjoyed it as much as me.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your model railroad.
PS And to say thank you to you all, here’s a silly offer on the print out buildings I’ve put together, just for a day or so.
PPS How silly? Just $1.45 per building.