Category Archives: pictures – MOW

Tyco/Athearn Hi-Railer kitbash…


…one of my first from about 18 years ago. Its base is a frame, front wheels and stake body from a very cheaply made toy truck of no known make. Can you believe the stake bed was chrome plated!? I added the cab of an old Tyco truck and the rear axles off of an Athearn 45′ trailer. Assorted kibbles and bits were used for the remainder of the details including the wheels off of a discarded N scale car…

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It now graces the MOW shed on the Gulf Coast and Western Railroad.

Some kitbash work, …


…projects I’ve done in the past that some of my readers haven’t seen. I modified cheap toys for these, using various styrene shapes and bits. The ‘dozer has taken a beating but still holds up, the backhoe features a scratchbuilt cab made by scribing clear styrene, then painting a frame around it.

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I’d like to do more but time constraints have me modifying my hobby into more of a collector/tinkerer phase. One cannot follow a calling to “Preach the Word” and spend an inordinate amount of time on such temporal things.