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  • June 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,519 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Butts Photos by the author NYC E7 heads eastbound on the Michigan Central with passenger train next to the Huron River on the east corner module. The New York Central was known as the Water Level Route. What comes to mind is...
  • May 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,722 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Bama Harman, MMR Photos by Miles Hale Most sane model railroaders will look at a construction project and try to determine the easiest way to accomplish a satisfactory end result. Cost is also a consideration that sneaks into the pr...
  • May 25, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,809 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Six Photos by the author As most readers that have followed my articles over the years already know, I have long had a fascination with the Penn Central. In fact, Terry Stuart and I co-authored "Modeling the Colorful Penn Cent...
  • May 24, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,092 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Cobblestones set up with light gray mortar in a busy industrial area. Walthers has recently introduced a line of styrene injection-molded street paving sets. This sectional approach to street bui...
  • May 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,405 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Rich Picariello Photos from the authors collection; credits as indicated The Prototype C425: The 2,500-hp C425 (Alco specification number DL640B) was introduced by Alco in 1964 as a member of their Century Series. At the end of pr...
  • May 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,298 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Sam Swanson Photos by the author The gondola and its load, along with the lineside buildings, display a variety of rust colors and textures, along with a variety of degree (from lightly corroded to very rusty). Metal corrodes in a...
  • May 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,653 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Tim Frederick Gondola cars are very common, and it is hard to find a manifest freight train without one. Since many gondola designs were railroad specific, finding models tha...
  • May 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,258 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by Ted York Photos by the author With a little work, an inexpensive model flatcar can be turned into a detailed and realistic TOFC car worthy of any model railroad. I have never wanted to tell my Santa Fe friends that I also model th...
  • May 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,617 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Here are just a few variations of the same structure that are possible when you do not follow a kits instruction sheet. It surprises me how many hobbies are actually encompassed by model railroad...
  • May 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,506 views - 0 comments - 4 likes
    by Paul Knowles Photos by the author One day I was lucky enough to witness a wheel change-out on a grain car. This occurred near my home in St. Joseph, Missouri, approximately four years ago. Much to my surprise, the railroad was able to perform this ...