Welcome to SouthwestTrakers blog. We are dedicated to sharing N-Scale model railroading through the use of T-Trak modules. We are in Lubbock, Texas, USA and currently number 7 modelers, well over 50 presentable modules, with over 24 modules cut out and in some stage of becoming presentable.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I've got a couple of major projects going right now.  The largest is the new Pinedale Township Ttrak layout consisting of 8 modules that will connect to form a layout on a single 30" x 72" banquet table.  I've got two more buildings to finish constructing and gluing down.  Once that is done, I'll post pics or videos to show you what it's looking like.

When I get burned out on large projects, I generally put together a smaller project that has been waiting in the wings for a while.  This weekend, it was my long planned troop and army equipment train.  Two years ago, Walgreens sold sets of small military vehicles which fit perfectly on an N-scale flat car.I bought 6 sets, and they've been sitting on the shelf until this weekend.  I decided it was time to mount them onto flat cars and create the train.

I would up with 15 loaded flat cars, and they are very heavy, so I am pulling them with a pair of Kato heavy Mikatos.

I quickly made a video of the train passing through Pinedale Township.  See it on YouTube here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kDpWmNLBFo