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  • June 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,111 views - 0 comments - 0 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 ar...
  • June 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,366 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by George Melvin UP SD24 402 is doing yard duty at East Los Angeles, CA, on April 18, 1982. Looking very good in the year of its retirement, it wears the 24 shield on the cab side and a smaller shield on the nose. Some of the red stripe on the side...
  • June 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,201 views - 3 comments - 4 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos by the author Having just made it over the trestle on its way down to the sawmill, the 0-6-0 switcher heads for Frustration Gap. Well, I gave my On30 Cooncreek & Tumbleweed Springs (March/April 2005) a brea...
  • June 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,952 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Boudreau Photos by the author Kadee #5 coupler box mounted below pilot with styrene spacers (two .080 and one .020). Self-tapping screw adds a mechanical bond to coupler. Note rear of coupler box has been trimmed off so as not to interfere...
  • June 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,291 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Michael J. Paltzer Photos by Jeff Eggert Diagram by Dennis Eggert Trucks and gravity wagons make their way across the scale and into the dump shed. From there, the grain travels up the wet leg to begin the drying process. Nearly the entire pro...
  • June 9, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,525 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ron Natale & Gary Walton Photos by Gary Walton MT Penn Tower on the SV Main. A Reading Geep, with hack in tow, deadheads back to Carbon County & Northern Junction (CC&N) This is a Reading reroute move on the SV through Mount Penn, P...
  • June 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,513 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Butts Photos by the author NYC E7 heads eastbound on the Michigan Central with passenger train next to the Huron River on the east corner module. The New York Central was known as the Water Level Route. What comes to mind is...
  • June 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,149 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin With a 1,200-gallon fuel tank, air reservoir under the frame and lack of MU control, KCC 904 offered a distinctive look among SD24s. In green and yellow, the unit has the boxes for the MU hoses that it was never equipped with. The ...
  • June 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 981 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin ICG SD20 2015 is fresh from the shop in the striking gray-and-orange ICG livery of the era. In fact, the stacks are capped with black plastic. It was rebuilt from SOU SD24 6342 and was the fourth ex-SOU unit finished in the SD20 pr...
  • June 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 990 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by George Melvin SOU SD24 2512 heads up a quartet of three-year-old SD24s being serviced at Youngtown Yard in Louisville, KY, on March 10, 1963. Louisville was another north end destination for the SOU SD24 fleet during its prime. Note the addition...