Hope all had a Merry Christmas - and wish all nothing but the best for 2021!Just prior to the holidays I posted a layout update video on YouTube.
Here’s the link:
I’m afraid there’s not a lot of visually exciting things to share - I’ve been spending virtually all my hobby time in the last month or so working on electrical and mechanical items - but I’m happy to report the seemingly never-ending Tortoise install project is almost completed!
I also got an early Christmas present this year in the form of a couple of Athearn CV GP9s.
While I do get to use factory painted CN locomotives from time to time, CV factory painted engines are a comparative rarity.
It’s happened exactly three times with diesels that I can think of in the past - an Atlas RS-11 (two paint schemes) and an S-2!
Apparently there are some “issues” with the details on the Athearn GP9s - I’m hardly a diesel locomotive expert so you’ll have to ask someone who knows more than I do for a run down on the issues.
To me, they look like CV GP9s and sound nice - and all I had to do was figure out how to get them out of the packaging!