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  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,249 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by Ken Edmier and Tim Frederick GA-191 brake-end detail. Note horizontal brake beam and low-mounted brake cylinder. GA-191 End Detail & Assembly For the GA-191 class, the brake air tank is mounted on the left s...
  • May 16, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,335 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author In this final look at the newer areas of the F&SM I thought it would be different for George Sellios to tell his story in his own words. Although George is well known for his modeling, articles a...
  • May 16, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,540 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author I am a "boomer"...and at 54 years of age I can readily recall the names and creative processes of E.L. Moore, Linn Westcott, Malcolm Furlow, Whit Towers, Earl Smallshaw, John Allen...and too many mor...
  • April 18, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,370 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Figure - Detail of Sweetwater sage brush branch with grafted branches. Micro Engineering tire is suspended with synthetic human hair rope.   1959 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TREEHOUSES. It seemed like every ravine across North America had...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,235 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    by Clayton Barry Photos by the author The blending of dirt, grass, shrubs and rocks makes the model scene believable There are a myriad of wonderful products available to help modelers create convincing scenic ground cover. There are al...
  • April 12, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,016 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author, others as indicated 672A, and B enter Spencer yard on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' layout. AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, America's railroads were desperate for new motive power. Som...
  • April 10, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,480 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    by V. S . Roseman Photos and illustration by the author unless otherwise indicated This represents the appearance of the "Bates House" by Polar lights as intended. Weathering is mandatory if you want your house kit to look like this one. Polar Light...
  • April 9, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,024 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by John Teichmoeller Carfloat docking at Dupont Chambers Works, Delaware River, Deepwater, NJ; 1953. It was hard to get a good photo with all the pier structure around, but careful study of this photo reveals numerous details. Note the light lifting ...
  • April 6, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,054 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Dan Bourque Model photos by Stuart Thayer Southern 110034 and 110035 display a rarely found sequentially numbered pair - too bad that pole got in the way. Although the paint looks new, the severely pocked sides tell their real age. Note the place...
  • March 19, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,313 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    Sam and Tom barter over the price of Sam's old pickup truck. Scenes like this add life and interest to any model.   TOM APPLIED THE PARKING BRAKE AND CLIMBED OUT OF HIS PICKUP. HE CALLED TO HIS FRIEND AS HE SLAMMED THE DOOR SHUT, "H...