Saturday 26 November 2016

Burlington Jct. - Steve Tuff

Lots of contemporary power is found on Steve Tuff's layout.
Burlington Junction is a 41' in length shelf layout which has all it's track installed with the scenery just getting started. The scenes I saw finished look really good. Steve models proto-freelanced NS in Central Ohio, era 2000. Steve uses wireless Digitrax  which operates trains on code 83 flex track. In the same layout room Steve's computer is running giving us live feeds from web cams set at some of his favorite spots. Three of four locations we saw are Berea, Fostoria and Marion, all in Ohio. Don and I really enjoyed his hobby shop which is also located in his layout room...George Dutka

I really liked how the weathering is done on the  covered hopper.

An overall view of an area were the scenery is well underway....very realistic.

Nice weathering

On Steve's layout he has a crossing blocked with barriers. These are a neat kit which Don scooped up the last package of on the shelf offered by Osborn Models.

Peter Mumby passed along a Trains feature magazine called Locomotives 2016. In there was a short article on the real Burlington Jct Railway. Located in Rochelle, Illinois, Burlington Jct. Ry. actually uses two old ex-CN MLW S-13's as their main motive power...Don mentioned working on these MLW engines as a yard helper at the Toronto coach yard...might have even been this same unit.

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