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  • November 9, 2010 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 23,634 views - 3 comments - 3 likes
    Tools of the Trade By Christopher Brimley Editors Note: Christopher Brimley is a staff member at TrainLife and will be contributing weekly articles on scratch building. Follow him as he begins acquiring the tools and supplies necessary for his many pr...
  • November 3, 2010 - posted by Bob DeStefano - 1,150 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    By Bob DeStefano, Thoroughbred RR Models I’ve enjoyed this great hobby for almost 38 years. I can still remember the day I joined the New York Society of Model Engineers way back in 1973. Older members of the Society had one BIG question for me, ...
  • October 30, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,641 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Railmodel Journal January 2007 Pages: 6,7,8,9,10 Weathering Modern Cars and Locomotives, Part III "Patch" Weathering By Matt Snell   Weathered cars and locomotives on the real railroads did not disappear in the sixties, but to look at most "mo...
  • October 29, 2010 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,733 views - 8 comments - 3 likes
      Being a modeler of the transition era New York Central (NYCRR) and loving head end cars on passenger trains, I needed express cars. On the NYCRR, many styles of head end equipment was used, from milk cars to multiple styles of baggage cars. But ...
  • October 28, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 4,097 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Building Skewed Bridges RailModel Journal April 2008 (pages 6-14) By V.S. Roseman Bridges are one of the those significant "scenic" features that need to be positioned when the layout is still in the planning stages, prepared for the benchwork stage,...
  • October 28, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,466 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    RailModel Journal April 2008 Pages 60-62 By Mike Baker, Pictures by Karen Baker   Styrene sheets and strip can be used to recreate the common Baltimore & Ohio, Signal Tower that was on the Monongah Division, at Clarksburg, West Virginia.&nb...
  • October 25, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,502 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    RailModel Journal February 2008 Page 6 By Bob Rivard The inspiration for this project came from the Fallen Flags website. I found some very helpful photos of these Canadian flat cars on this site. The Walthers car can be greatly improved by adding a f...
  • October 19, 2010 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,377 views - 7 comments - 3 likes
    Scratch building is not as difficult as it looks. Unfortunately, many people have too many misconceptions about scratch building and fear even touching it. On the other side of the coin, are those that are excited to jump in and scratch build and ...