Recently the Rails West layout had some visitors from the north country, actually a couple of cars I just got around to prepping for the layout–weathering, scale wheels and couplers, ACI tags, consolidated lube plates and the wheel inspection dots.
I like the way they turned out. If you treat each car as a work of art, it can add so much to the development and realism of your layout. The first car is Tangent Scale Models new flat bulkhead car. It is a work of art in its own right. They are breathtaking models.
I love these cars.
The detail is magnificent. Tangent did a super job on these.
Close-ups of sides and decks.
Lube plates and wheel inspection dot applied.
The other visitor was a Fox Valley Models car I finally got around to prepping for the layout.
With a little TLC, this car too can make a great addition. Lube plates and dots needed on this one too. This one need a brake hose as well. Pin lifters may come in the future.
More visitors to come soon.