Beautiful Buffer

Written by Elroy Davis on Jul 09, 2010 in - 0 Comments

Karwik's Steel Buffer StopFlickr user Karwick presents a wonderfully detailed Steel Buffer-Stop for use at the end of rail line spurs.

Details like this, in my opinion, are what model railroading is all about.  I love to see powerful locomotives, detailed rolling stock, and well-constructed buildings, but details are really what make layouts come alive for me.

The parts usasage on this build give it a nice thin look, though it still feels massive enough to stop a run-away wagon.  Karwik also presents some heavier alternative buffers in his gallery, which also contains some nice detailed town elements as well.

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Elroy Davis lives in southern Vermont with his wife and two daughters. In addition to LEGO trains, his hobbies include board gaming, war-game terrain building, mask-making, photography, and, most recently, scratch-building traditional skin-on-frame kayaks. When not creating things, he spends his free time learning how to create things.


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