Good morning folks Another gray day for us here in the Delaware Valley. It seems like when are dry then we get a months worth of rain in a day or two. It makes driving a royal pain with all the road closures. I finally did some modeling! I finished ballasting around a turnout near the Cement Distributor. What road do you model? Is it real or freelanced. I actually model several roads. My modeling is centered around the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields so I have Reading, Jersey Central, and Lehigh & New England. Also since the B&O was an owner or part owner of several of these roads they are also represented. When I started modeling I began with the PRR. It was logical choice since I live in the Philadelphia area. However, as time past I found myself gravitating to the B&O and Chessie. I grew up just five hundred feet from their tracks. As a kid I could remember seeing Reading and CNJ locos on through trains. As I was doing some research I came across the Lehigh and New England. I just thought their simplistic black & white paint scheme on their ALCO diesels was just so cool. The LNE has become the focal point now. Don’t get me wrong the mighty PRR still visits on occasion. There are times where I want to run trains that are closer to my childhood memories. For those times I have a Chessie, Western Maryland, and Penn Central running on the layout. Since the LNE is my main source of inspiration I have them continuing into the eighties and not going out of existence in 1962. For that I have several later model desiels in fantasy LNE schemes.