The fictitious T&SG is a small but prosperous and well-maintained shortline operating somewhere in California. Even a shortline might have a business car or three. A few years ago I built three cars that can serve as either business cars or observation cars.
Archive | Example Models
Santa Fe SD40-2 – Custom Blue Box
My model of Santa Fe SD40-2 5111 was built from an Athearn “blue box” kit. The model was extensively reworked and has DCC and sound.
TSG MOW Flatcars – Atlas and Micro-Trains
A few years ago I painted some N scale equipment for our fictitious Tuscany & Sabine Grove shortline railroad. This is a collection of TSG MOW flatcars.
TSG MOW Boxcars, Water & Ballast Cars
A few years ago I painted some N scale equipment for our fictitious Tuscany & Sabine Grove. This is a collection of TSG MOW box, water & ballast cars.
Canadian Pacific SD40-2 – Custom Blue Box
One of the locomotives that I chose to use in HO Weathering & Detailing Volume 4 was a Bowser Canadian Pacific C630M. When all the models we built for that program were finished, we wanted to put the locomotives on a train and film them. I had no other Canadian Pacific power, so I decided […]
TSG MOW Camp Cars – N Scale Kitbash
Camp cars are used as housing for track crews. In the real world they aren’t used as much as they once were. One of the benefits of freelancing a railroad is that you can do things the way you want. I thought the camp cars would be interesting.
SFLC 11157 – Custom HO Evans Boxcar
My HO scale model of SFLC 11157 was made by patching the reporting marks on an Atlas Evans Boxcar in the Evans company scheme.
P42DC 9 – Upgraded Blue Box
My model of Amtrak’s P42DC 9 is one of the older “blue box” versions that Athearn released in the 1990s. The newer “ready-to-roll” versions aren’t all that different. I built one of those for our HO Weathering & Detailing Volume 3 program.
HO Modified Tank Car – UTLX 78520
This HO modified tank car was made from an old Walthers funnel flow tank car kit. I used Plano photo etched parts and other details to modernize it.