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  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,198 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 - 3,023 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 10, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,576 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jeff Freeman The subject of this article as modeled by the author. Note the single grab iron to the left of the car side. Photo by John Longo. During the late 1930's and early 1940's "O" scale ARA proposed 1925 design cars, includ...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,617 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    All foliage photos are by the author. In the September/October 1976 issue of the Southwestern Prototype Modeler magazine we carried the first section of an article by Peter Singher on the model ing of southwestern United States desert s...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 20,272 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    DAN CREWS Photos are by the author. The EMD GP-40: a very popular model purchased by almost all major railroads. The Western Pacific has purchased forty of these locomotives in three different orders, number series 3501 to 3544. The No...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,281 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Kit bashed model of a Barnsdall triple dome tank car, No. 119. This model was made from a standard Athearn triple dome tank car kit that was cut down to the correct size. Decals are individual letters applied at one time. Model ...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,803 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Page 26: Santa Fe Gas Electric M-J60 with Baggage Car No. 202 and AHM coach in drag. Model and photo by the author. Yes, that's right, a 41 foot head end car for standard gauge, main line service! This must be one of the most unique car...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,045 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Page 22: Scratch built HO Scale model of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern wood box car No. 7009. Note the weathering on the car. The prototype was built in 1907 and some still remained in revenue service as late as 1937. Model and phot...
  • December 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,205 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Don Wirth and Douglas Hughes A common feature which could be found atop many Frisco freight steam locomotive tenders was a head-end brake man's enclosure commonly called a "dog house." They featured curved roofs, sliding side windows...
  • December 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,056 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Dan Crews Page 50: Note the changes to the standard paint scheme that typify this Maintenance of Way car; it's what makes it distinctive. The importance of the small panel of different colored paint behind the reporting marks and car number really...