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  • December 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,024 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 - 949 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 - 1,453 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    OPERATIONS 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 - 697 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 - 1,239 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    KIT CONVERSION 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.    What d...
  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,428 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 - 1,093 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    DIESELS, ONE-DETAIL-AT-A-TIME 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 - 1,560 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 - 1,059 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    TECHNIQUES 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 - 547 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. ...