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  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,952 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos and drawings by the author When I launch a scratchbuilding project, I typically search all the prototype books, magazines and Internet references I can access for drawings and photos. I spotted this project in an ex...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,761 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author The trucks for the tank car are a little bit more complex than those for the fire car due to the addition of the brake beams on each end. Note how the metal strap between the sideframes drops down on one end thi...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,600 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Bernie Fahrner Photos by the author Shown in this rare lineup are three of my all-time favorite trucks. Each one represents a different era and brings back many fond memories of these specific times. p>The recent introduction of m...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,437 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    by Chester Fesmire Photos by the author Mack B-875 with 100-ton beam lowboy and International TD-25. When asked to do an article for this prestigious publication, I didn't know quite what was expected of me at first. After careful consi...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,292 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Joe Enriquez Photos by the author View of available Dennis Aust kit and parts used in project. It's funny how relationships develop between modelers and can go on for years without actually ever meeting the person face to face. Putti...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,449 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author Modified InterMountain end ladder assemblies. End-Ladder Assemblies The InterMountain end ladder assemblies are very finely molded, but have the coupler platform and grabirons molded onto the bottom f...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,423 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author ATSF 314109, prototype for the model. Stoneburg, TX; March 1983. Santa Fe ordered 1,000 American Car & Foundry (ACF) high-cube Center Flow covered hoppers in 1973, mainly for grain service. These c...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,058 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 2 by Ted York photos by the author The A-B-B-A consist of F7s works hard to pull the 1951 Super Chief up the 2.5% grade past Mormon Rocks. At the same time smoke can be seen coming from the freight car brakes as a Santa Fe 3800 class 2-10-2 wo...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,716 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Kitbashing an usual 40-foot boxcar By Richard H. Henrickson Left: The Central of Georgia owned 700 of these unusual "door-and-a-half" boxcars, representative of which is No. 6427 seen here. This car was repainted in 1952 into the "billboard" scheme ...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,895 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 1 by Ted York Photos by the author A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train is crossing the wash in front of Mormon Rocks at Pine Lodge. Ted is trying to duplicate this scene on his railroad modeled after Cajon Pass. In the late 1840s...