Just some of the many subjects covered when my friend David Woodhead dropped in yesterday!
After a couple of strong mugs of coffee – it was cold, and he walked over from his place about 15 minutes away – we headed to the layout room and ran an extra freight behind CNR 10-wheeler 1532. David wanted to have a go as conductor, so I handled the throttle and he juggled the paperwork. A fine time was had – plus all lifts lifted and spots spotted correctly, so I guess the 1:64 customers along the Port Rowan branch were pleased, too.
We had an issue with one boxcar. The train line air hoses were too long, and were catching in the frogs of turnouts. I hauled the car off the layout, pulled the glad hands out of the ends of the flexible hoses, snipped them shorter with a handy pair of scissors and replaced the glad hands. In no time, the car was back in service – problem solved! These are the sorts of issues that only crop up if one runs their layout – yet another reason to do so often!
I like the tree line that he added to the image with PhotoShop – a nice touch.
Great to see you as always, David – let’s do it again soon!