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  • August 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 22,584 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Camino Southern Pacific old time box car built by Gordon Y. Mills. - Duane Leetzow photo. by Gordon Y. Mills    I must confess that this project started out as a simple kit review but it became in reality an exercise in ad...
  • August 24, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 921 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Tom Balzen Model by Darwin Steger The load carried by any true "Schnabel" car is attached to each end of the car by a pinning arrangement at the bottom of the load. The light toned objects under the load are adapters to permit the load to be attac...
  • August 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 896 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    An example of the Southern Pacific's covered hoppers that can be quickly kit-bashed from a Roundhouse kit. Makes an excellent addition to any model road with a minimum of time and a maximum in authenticity. - Tom Cobb photo. by Tom Cobb ...
  • August 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 972 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Ga-55 Class 65' mill gondola was built for the Santa Fe in 1941 in the 170926-170974 series by General American Transport. Though a reasonable recent photo (exact date unknown) it is in excellent condition. - Larry Occhiello photo.This is an excellent...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,038 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    An excellent example of a painted panel for the repainting of car reporting marks and numbers; very common on the prototype. - Larry Occhiello photo.Typical hopper weathering with repainted data panels and general overall fading and wear and tear on t...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,464 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Figure 1. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 551A, March, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Colorado Historical Society.Figure 2. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 549, July, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Col...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,658 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Often the shop crews did not follow the "common standard" designs they got from the front office. This is how the herald looked on SP 10262, a "Shasta Daylight" Articulated Coffee Shop car when she was retired. The wing panels have been painted silver...
  • August 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 953 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Santa Fe Wt-J (ex-Ft-J) in Maintenence of Way service. - Cyril Durrenberger photo.Santa Fe 's Ft-J numbered in the 90000 series. - Model and photo by Pat Student. by P. J. Student    The first time I saw one of these car...
  • August 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 826 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rock Island Caboose No. 19081 at North Enid, Oklahoma, April 9, 1977. This would make an interesting model. Norm Metcalf photoRock Island Caboose No. 19162 at Cline, Kansas, April 9, 1977. This would make an interesting addition to any larger pike. No...
  • August 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,081 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Santa Fe's GP20 of the 3100 Class. - Lynn Aldrich photo.Model of Santa Fe's 3100 Class GP20. - Model and photo by Lynn Aldrich. by Lynn Aldrich    The 3100 class GP-20, ex-3100 class, represents the few components left of ...