Hi guys, here are some pictures I took this morning of my latest critter. It's built over a B'mann plymouth, the little flatcars are built on freight trucks. There are four more awaiting their trucks, painted up. My hope is to assemble a small collection of crates, containers, tanks etc to use as interchangeable loads on the flats. Iwon't be building any more of the cars, but there is a 'sister' loco to this one to be used as a derelict next to the engine shed....if I get that far... These models are a bit of a departure from my normal style of finishing with oils, which was getting a bit of a drag to be honest. I like the rough, loose style of these little guys.
I'm envisioning a scene framed by old barns, stacks of cordwood, ramshackle storage sheds, and a little loco shed. I've built a 8" by 48" base, and have converted most of the settrack needed to model some steel panel track for the scene. I just need a bit more to lay a small fiddle yard off-scene, and then I can lay track. Will keep you posted!