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  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,358 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 - 2,114 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 10, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,637 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 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 7,021 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...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,716 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    During this past summer I attended the S Scale Convention down in the Washington area and found it to be both interesting arid informative. The convention was particularly interesting in one particular aspect and that involved a discussi...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,831 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    AVAILABLE NOW! See it at your dealer's or order direct "Railroading through Cajon Pass" by Chard L. Walker The author of this book, Chard Walker, is eminently qualified to write the story of "Railroading through Cajon Pass" since he ...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,058 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    In the early 1900's, the slender boilers and wide fireboxes of the locomotives on the roads that burned Anthracite coal caused steam locomotive cabs to be mounted ahead of the firebox, in the middle straddling the boiler. The resulting a...
  • January 4, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 962 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE CHIEF WAY REFERENCE SERIES SYSTEM STANDARDS VOLUME I To those of us who desire to build a model railroad depicting some part of the Santa Fe system, this is the best thing to come along since sliced bread. This volume contains 124...
  • January 4, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,626 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photos by John Longo. Available from j-c Models, Box 445, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880, is an 80' streamline passenger car kit in S scale of a freelance design patterned after the car types built by Pullman-Standard and American Car &...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,672 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...