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  • December 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,186 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by R. H. Hendrickson Page 48: The subtle weathering of this model does much to point up the excellence of the author, the authentic appearance of the car, and a fine model of a prototype reefer. The photo is by the author. THE PROTOTYP...
  • December 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,369 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by P. J. Student Page 46: The author's Santa Fe Bx-32. The modified sill, strap steps, wood running board, are excellent examples of a little work going a long way.Page 47: A Bx-32 was the first of a long line of Santa Fe freight cars to bear the fam...
  • December 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,779 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Norman Eubanks with Joe Sindelar Jay Miller's photo of the completed "Rock " unit with the dynamic brake blister and winterization hatch gone and detailing completed.The GP7 body shell basically completed as far as modifications to the shell are c...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,847 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author B&M 4211 A&B pull into Old Fort on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' Western North Carolina Railroad on a courtesy visit. I've recently shifted my railroad modeling focus to the...
  • December 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,974 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    BY ART FAHIE PHOTOS BY THE AUTHOR Details can be made to "pop" by applying the proper finish and color to your structures and details. The contrasting textures of the roof, brickwork and concrete foundation base help to give this building appeal. Th...
  • November 22, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,494 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    the prototype modeler's notebook BY ANTHONY THOMPSON Left: Southern Pacific A50-16 No. 66532 was photographed at Portland, Ore., on May 29, 1955 -- the same month it had been reweighed, restenciled and possibly repainted at Sacramento, Calif.Right: ...
  • November 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,529 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • November 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,499 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by James A. Powell Photos by the author No, the Fine Scale Miniatures building is not a Fine Scale Miniatures structure. This scratchbuilt structure was built with stones made from scraps of styrene, wood, plaster and cardstock from the authors work...
  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,007 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author For some reason, I like the Frisco. Since I was only 14 years old when the Frisco became part of the Burlington Northern, I never got to experience the Frisco firsthand. I have always wanted to model ...
  • November 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,814 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author When Athearn released their Genesis 60' boxcars, I hurried to the hobby shop. I was very impressed, not only with the body detail, but also at the quality of the paint and lettering. I purchased...