December 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 835 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
Burlington Northern GP35s 2520 and 2521 slowly muscle a unit taconite train through the street trackage in the town of Hamilton on the Midwest Railroad Modelers layout in Batavia, Illinois. During the early 70s, the BN used a handful of these locomoti...
December 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 628 views - 1 comment - 1 like
Part 1: The Frontier of Model Railroad Operations.
by Jeff Lemke
Let's think about HO model railroading for a few minutes. Think about all the changes and improvements which have transpired in the last ten years or so...
November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 748 views - 0 comments - 1 like
by Jeff Lemke
Part V in this series describes the subtle pauses that happen every time a real railroad crew picks up cars at an interchange track, movements (or more accurately, lack of movement) that can make operations on ...
November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 433 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
by Ron Lamparis & Bob Montague
Part of the process of applying ground foam to scenery includes vacuuming up the excess after the glue or matte medium has dried. That can waste a lot of material. You can recycle the...
November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 742 views - 0 comments - 1 like
by Martin Lofton, of Sunshine Models
The Pennsy's car had modified a standard box car body. You can perform similar modifications with C&BT Shops' kit and the Sunshine Models conversion kit.
November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 875 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS
by Richard Burg
Part I of this series, illustrating an assortment of prototype cars built by both ACF and Pullman-Standard and HO scale models, appeared in the July 1990 issue of "The Journal." Part II,...
November 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 637 views - 0 comments - 1 like
Photo from the collection of Louis A. Marre
The GP40 was the 3,000-horse power B-B (two, two-axle trucks, all axles powered) produced by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division from Nov...
November 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 957 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
Create Your Own Kit
by David Prince
This compact mine serves four tracks. Build it from scratch or modify the Walthers HO scale mine kit.
This is a "Mystery Mine." The only certain information we have on the structur...
November 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 688 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
by Kenneth A. Kessler
Here are the tricks you need to insure that the break between two colors will be smooth and even.
Finely painted motive power is one of the most impressive parts of model railroading....
November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 344 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
The modern Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, is traditionally traced to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. Tradition holds that the Plymouth feast and the giving of thanks was prompted by a good harvest that year. ...