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  • January 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,154 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A door holder can be constructed of scale wood, plastic or metal shapes.   by WALTER OLEVSKY STACKING DOORS Photographed at the car shops of the Reading Railroad at Reading, Pennsylvania. A slightly different scene for your railroad'...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 775 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 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 804 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...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 790 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The above view of the CB&Q 232 000 class tank car illustrates an alternative style of lettering compared to the one shown in Bill Glick's article in the December, 1977, issue of PM. Stencil style lettering was used by the "Q" just prior to the BN ...
  • January 10, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,275 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Richard Miller This photo of Car 235 was taken in St. Paul, Minnesota, in March of 1970. Photo by E. H. Archer. This photo of the GN 52-71 class shows both sides of the car. Note that one is lettered for the Oriental Limited while the other is in ...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,910 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by JACK AMERINE and JEFF FREEMAN A pair of classics far from home, on a team track at Alief (near Houston), Texas in 1954. The car at left was one of the first X29's built in 1924; it has early sheathing (see text); been given the red and white "Merc...
  • December 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,469 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    TOM VANDEN BOSCH Southern Pacific H-70-6 Class covered hopper. This grey car has all black lettering; it is used in cement service and is shown here at Redwood City, California, in 1977. Photo is by the author. Southern Pacific and the...
  • December 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,583 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    E. Roy Carpenter, Jr. The term "Jew Engine" came up several times during the search for information on these engines; it is a term that was commonly used in relation to the WM's Decapods. Popular theory has it that these engines were ...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,437 views - 6 comments - 3 likes
    J.C. Paschal Page 32: Photo by the author. X661 was rebuilt in October, 1969, at Eatonton, GA. Photo by the author. In the early 1940s, the Southern Railway began replacing its center cupola wood cabooses with a steel bay window va...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 539 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Walter Brown Jim Hickey photo. One of the many difficulties in modeling a prototype railroad is the lack of a good selection in available models. The problem is further complicated when there are no decals to correctly letter a model eve...