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  • March 15, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,213 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Rio Grande SD45 exits East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel on the author's N-scale FoamRail module. For many, modeling the prototype can lead to several alternatives. One can superdetail a diesel t...
  • March 14, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,016 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Chris Munson Model photos by the author Prototype photos courtesy of Railview Photos Amongst the variety of railroads that utilized EMD equipment, the Chicago and North Western was indeed a major supporter. Like many Midwestern roa...
  • January 20, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,112 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Brand new SD-38 #36 at MbCloud in mid-June. Don A Hansen. From Don A. Hansen On the 9th of May, the McCloud River Railroad took delivery of their three new 2,000 horsepower EMD-built SD-38 units at Lookout, California, early in the eveni...
  • January 19, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,027 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Dan Ranger, Jr.   Picking up from issue number 91, and the Sonora. - Tuolumne area, we travel south to the Yosemite Valley region of the Golden State. At El Portal, on route 140, we find an 80-3 class Shay. She was originally buil...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,525 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Omaha, Nebraska, August, 1974. Here are two views showing an ACF built dome car, 7006. Note the striker plate, details on the end, and outside spring hanger truck. Union Pacific still maintains a fleet of passenger cars for special excursions and exec...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,554 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    ATSF SIGNAL BRIDGE A simplified, yet beautiful, Cantilever Signal Bridge in R.O. scale is currently available as kit No. CPG-24 from Custom Photo/Graphics, P.O. Box 26, Mentor, Ohio 44060. The kit consists of twelve pieces of photo-etc...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,310 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photo by Lynn Aldrich Lynn Aldrich For those modelers who wish to keep up with the latest modifications, a few changes occurred in late '75 or early '76 that are minor but interesting. These details are simple to add and give the models ...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,223 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Ed Sutorik Models and photos by the author. WFCX? Right! The C instead of the more common E means cushion. This cushioned mechanical reefer is just the thing for those fancying cars with the "Big Sky" style herald on their sides. Pr...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,060 views - 4 comments - 1 like
    Page 47: The 418 rests at Blue Island, Illinois. This view shows the "A" end and the right hand side detail. Photo by Don Heiberger.Page 48: This photo shows the end details close up before painting. Photo by the author. RICHARD YAREMKO...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,436 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A view into the Espee's popular 5-12 RONALD KUYKENDALL A well-weathered 1264 steams it up at Tracy, California, early in 1953. The existence of the small cab window just ahead of the large one was rather unusual at this late date. Red finish of smal...