Opherline when I was in Europe in February and received another set for my birthday from my wife as we decided to head north and do a little shopping at the EuroRail Hobbies shop! So now I have a 10 wagon set of 'gas wagons'! Almost a real train!
dirt and rust! So off came the bogies, wheel sets removed, and away I went with a variety of washes, powders and some air-brushing to try and mimic some of the great weathering I've seen from others.
But here's the problem....these wagons are heavy! I first tried to pull them with a Kato Class 66...no luck! My Arnold BB 25500 had no luck! Wow! I only found one locomotive that could pull this train alone with any confidence that it could also make my 2% grades as well! That locomotive was a Bachmann HHP-8 (what!? You say? Isn't that an American loco? Well, yes, sort of...but its cool and I have secret plans for it in the future...stay tuned for that!), anyway.....ultimately I'll have to figure out how to use my Roco Multimaus to program a multi-unit lashup to pull this train of 12 cars!
Okay, that's it for now! From a now dirty and rusty Quinntopia...Happy Modelling!