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Operations on the OWNRY October 27

Had a lot of fun. 11 crew and 23 trains.
more photos here


Winter slow down

Haven't been doing much in layout room. Had a business trip to India in December then holidays, then sick..yada yada. Then snow and too cold so stayed by warm fire in living room. Photo at right was taken at pond below our house.

but I am getting back into groove. Jim Younkins is visiting in 2 weeks to help kick start my scenery so I am going out to work on the Eugene staging lead track and fix the switch power in Pasco Yard prior to his arrival.

Stay tuned


West Coast Grain on Mud Bay & Southern

Happy Holidays everyone. Just returned from my trip to India and still feeling jetlagged a bit so nothing new on OWNRY.

My friend Jim Younkins is at it again on his Mub Bay & Southern N Scale Layout.

He sent over these photos of new custom painted engines to be used in his operations

From the email:

"just completed painting a couple of locos. The experimental BN scheme was applied to a GP-40 by the CB&Q. There are some good pictures of CB&Q 629 in "the BN in Color" volume 2. The VO 1000 is for the grain company in Elma. I've decided to have the company switcher do the duties at the grain silo and flour mill. This will be a separate job from the BN Elma switcher. The operator who does the West Coast Grain job will also do the Simpson, McCleary switcher and he Mud Bay Lumber, log train from Camp 6 out to the woods. This should be pretty much a full time position for one operator. "


Live Japanese train video stream

Relaxation now: If you're exhausted and longing for a getaway, here's a quick Internet fix to help get your meditation on. Railway TV ( broadcasts video from the front of a Japanese train. With pretty scenery and the train's quiet, rhythmic noises, the effect is surprisingly hypnotic and relaxing.


Blue Mountain Union Pacific

N Scale Mountain railroad layout Located in Portland Oregon. Blue Mountains are in Northeastern Oregon where Union Pacific RR runs over from Southern Idaho to Pendleton then on westward on Columbia River to Portland.

Owned by Keith Schaber, it is very much a club type layout. Has full CTC signal system. Video taken September 2007