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 Posted: Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 02:19 am
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Keith Pashina


Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Posts: 798
A Belated Thanksgiving To All Of You

As you probably noticed, the Freerails website was down for several days.
Fortunately, the site was able to fix the problems and get Freerails up again.
I am very thankful for the Freerails site, the fact that the site is hosted for us to use
(and it's free, just as the name says)
and the opportunities to view others work and meet other modelers online.
Life is good !

What I've Been Working On

In previous posts, I mentioned the general layout cleanup,
and setting up for operations.

Well, I was getting the locomotives ready to go,
and I started tinkering with one, and one thing led to another, and well...

Locomotive #10 is a Minitrains 0-6-0T that I slightly modified.

I added a few details and new paint,
otherwise, it's close to the original model.

This loco is Battery Powered Radio Control,
and I decided to replace the battery with a slightly larger one.

I was able to find a little bigger space in the cab, above the motor.

So, while doing this, I started working on tidying up the wiring,
replacing the charging plug, etc. etc.

Well, if I was going to tinker with one locomotive, I might as well work on two,
as I can work on one while something dries, and so forth.

So, I started converting a Minitrains 2-6-2T,
based on a  Baldwin trench railway locomotive used in WWI.

I was able to find a space for the battery in the boiler and sidetones,
and replaced the cab with a freelanced enclosed on.

This is still a work in progress, but it is coming along nicely.

Model railroad progress will be slow for the next couple of weeks,
as I decided to build an HO scale model of my daughters house,
load it up with LED lighting, some Santa Claus, reindeer, and other figures,
and well, you get the idea.  It's a fun diversion.

I'll post more on the loco progress,
and get around to posting some actual pictures of operations on my layout. 

Until then, enjoy Freerails !
We're fortunate to have this excellent resource.


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