I mentioned in my last post seeing some very nice models displayed at the recent NKPHTS Convention in Canton, Ohio. This post shows some additional models that were on display. I hate to admit it but I'm not sure who built & weathered the Nickel Plate boxcar shown above. I believe it was Brian Carlson but I'm not really sure. :(
NKP Auto Box #3710 modeled by Jeff Leaman was a really special car for me as I like the shorter, double-door boxcars that were used in automobile service. Note the attention to detail here, complete with wire grab irons AND chalk marks to go along with the really nice weathering. Wow!
Speaking of detail, how about this really nice Wheeling & Lake Erie crane? The model work is that of Dean Payne and the work on that crane's rigging is something else. The model isn't quite finished yet as it needs some lettering and probably some weathering as well. I imagine Dean is working on a crane tender to go with this beauty.
While we are talking about the W&LE, how about these trestle bents as modeled by Chris Ellis? Chris even displayed actual photos that he took of the trestle that these bents will become a part of. He also displayed the template that he used to create uniformity throughout the project.
Finally, this model of the yard office at Charleston, Illinois, was displayed by Tony Koester. Tony started with the Model Power station pictured in the inset and went from there. He shortened the building, added the addition on the end and the stairs to the second floor as well as the two lean-tos in front. Yes, you probably have heard of Tony's layout featuring the 3rd sub-division portion of the Nickel Plate in Indiana & Illinois. Tony is one of the founding members of the NKPHTS.
Hopefully, you have enjoyed the model work displayed here and have gotten some inspiration to "do it yourself." There is nothing like a display of nice models to get you going. I know; I have about four projects on the work bench right now, all started after seeing these fine examples of Nickel Plate modeling.