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  • December 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,838 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    Readers' "Better Ideas" Maintaining Control    Want that liquid cement for plastics to flow where you need it? Use less. Cut all but four or five of the bristles from the brush within the cap. That allows you to run a pi...
  • December 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,387 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    Freight Cars (c. 1950-1959) Prototypes from the Fifties (with one Sixties+ era car) that were all still in service in 1964 wearing their decade old paint and markings. Photos from the collection of Bill Brigham, courtesy the Rutland Railroad Histori...
  • December 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 714 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Cleveland, Ohio, circa summer 1957 on the Nickel Plate Road Photos by Willis McCaleb from the James Semon collecton. Interstate 71 was just being built through Cleveland's Cuyahoga Valley when Willis McCaleb captured these two Nickel Plate Road frei...
  • December 17, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,524 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The model in the photographs is an undecorated Athearn GP38-2 shell, but the techniques will work on any plastic or metal diesel, Also, you can apply any detail we'll show to a pre-painted diesel body shell and merely touch up the parts with brush-on ...
  • December 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 939 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Diesels, Detail-by-Detail...The specific parts, decals and paint you'll need to recreate this particular locomotive in miniature by Robert Schleicher    The Real One: The GP38-2 is the most popular of the "Second Gene...
  • December 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 779 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by F. Hol Wagner You're Here Because...    ...you already belong to our group. You bought this issue of Railmodel Journal because some photograph or article or even some ad appeared, to you, to be something you wanted. I...
  • December 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 777 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    1001 Model Railroading Ideas, Fall 1967Model Railroading magazine, May 1989Railmodel Journal, number 1, June 1989The second Railmodel Journal logo, June 1996The first all-modeling-from the-prototype issue and current logo, Nov. 1998 by Ro...
  • December 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 883 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Jeff Lemke There's more to running a train than just cranking-on the throttle. Understand why and how the real thing operates and you can duplicate the subtle pauses and the "time-outs" needed to insure safe operations on any model r...
  • December 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 961 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A brakeman reaches out to climb aboard BN 6143 as it clunks over the diamonds at NX Tower. When operating model locomotives, we should be aware of our crew members and their job functions so they can be included in our operational state-of-mind. This ...
  • December 7, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 891 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jeff H. Lemke, Range Research  Part I, state-of-the-art models and state-of-the-art operations, appeared in the November 1989 issue.Part II, "Model or Prototype" on adapting scale scenes to match scale models, appeared in ...