I recently visited my son ,Mark,who lives in the area. He has been a railroad modelbuilder for a long time. Most of his modeling efforts have been building HO modern equipment. Lots of diesels with DCC and sound. Mark has taken up laser cutting wood and laser board based upon his CAD designs. I have included a shot of his D&GW coal tower and depot.
Mark’s skills include steam locomotive modeling. He purchased a well worn P-B-L K-27 that needed driver work, paint, weathering and DCC/Sound. Sn3 has become his primary modeling interest
Another locomotive he built is a Railmaster white metal locomotive. He said it was a challenge to build complicated by the inadequate instructions and missing parts.
This machine uses a UV light source to harden the resin. The printing platform is approximately 4″ square. No 1/48 boxcars but lot of detail parts.
He created this backhead for a D&RGW narrow gauge rotary plow. The front end piece for the rotary plow was a freeware part developed for garden railway. Mark decided to add a lot more detail to the cowl and the fland assemby..
Needless to say, I am very proud of what my son has accomplised in modeling and his life. Besides modeling, he is a police officer and a loadmaster on the California Air Guard.