Evening lineup

At left, two NS&T freight motors return to Welland Avenue at the end of their shift.
Three others have received sand and are ready for the next day’s work.
A boxcar of supplies for the machine shop waits to be unloaded at right.

I’ve spent several enjoyable hours shuffling my S scale Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto Railway freight motors around the car barn yard as I test my track work and wiring. For the most part, things have run well and tweaks have been minor. At this rate, I’ll soon be ready to paint the rails and apply ballast.

Meantime, I’m kitbashing a big box of window castings as the first step towards building the shop complex. The shop will require pans to guide freight motor poles onto the trolley wire as they exit the building, and it was also used at several points as an anchor for pull-off wires for the overhead. So I need to get it built before I can start hanging wire.

After a couple of years of being without a layout, it’s great to have some trains running again!

Published by Trevor

Lifelong model railway enthusiast and retired amateur shepherd who trained a border collie to work sheep. Professional writer and editor, with some podcasting and Internet TV presenting work thrown in for good measure.

6 thoughts on “Evening lineup

    1. Hi Jeff:
      Yes – I’ve been thinking about Rick’s layout. I had the chance to operate on it a few times and while servicing steam is much more complicated than my little traction motors, the principle is the same.
      For those who are unfamiliar with it, the January 2020 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has a great feature on it.

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