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Bowser has come out with something interesting (okay, they have a lot that is interesting, but this one caught my eye) in the English's Model Railroad line - it's a conversion of their two-bay hopper model, either the open triangle or the closed sided, with some 3D printed parts.
This is new - it isn't even going to be in the news until the April issue.
This is the photo that Bowser has that caught my attention:
The reason it got my attention is because it resembles both a Willamette Valley Rwy covered hopper to ballast car conversion that used to hang around my hometown of Stayton, Oregon, but it is passably close to this:
Yes, I'm leaning pretty heavily on the word "passably." But unless I want to start scratchbuilding, or hope that someone comes out with a model of a car that the SP had about 200 of, stand-ins will be accepted.
This also let me do something fun, which I'd been thinking of doing for awhile now. I set up a camera with a remote trigger over my left shoulder and tied it into Lightroom on my laptop (which sits next to my workbench). Every step of the way I'd reach over and trigger a shot... and then be able to see if I got what I wanted on my computer screen.
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