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  • November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,095 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by Scott Chatfield JRSX 6120, build September 1990. Simplot was the first buyer of Gunderson cryo-reefers, and has the second biggest fleet, 101 cars numbered 6000-6050 and 6100-6149. The lettering is brown, and the ...
  • November 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 745 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jeff Cauthen    Southern Pacific first received lightweight streamlined cars in 1941 for Overland route service. These were the 4-4-2 and 6-6-4 sleepers received as a part of the Union Pacific order des...
  • November 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,176 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by David Schumacher "Greyhounds" steaming for Sherman Hill: the flagship of the FEF "Northern " class, No. 800, is on the point of double-headed "Greyhounds" as Union Pacific Train No. 1, the "Los Angeles Limited" accelerates westward out of Cheyenne...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 852 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The model, like the prototype, is right at home switching coal-loaded hoppers. - Photo is by the author. by Wayne A. Sittner    Being very much a fan of the Lehigh Valley and the New York Ontario and Western, it was only a...
  • November 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 841 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    The kit-bashed car is on the left; scratch-built on the right. - Photo is by Wayne Sittner. by Wayne Sittner    My major interest in "The Hobby" over the past few years has been building locomotives but the offer to work...
  • November 1, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 552 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Southern Pacific outside braced, steel, single sheathed box car, number 31572, with plain steel sliding doors of the steam era. Notice that the placard board on the end is fastened about 60% of the way up from the bottom edge of the end. In addition, ...
  • November 1, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,640 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    An Advanced Modeling Project by John Porter The Santa Fe Bx-3 Class Box Car featured in this article together with the Ann Arbor box car from the October issue of Prototype Modeler.    This article is meant for the expe...
  • October 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 920 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Denny Wertz This photo of Western Maryland's 1206 was taken in Dunbar, Pennsylvania, in June of 1949. The appearance of 1206 in this photo explains why many found this a handsome class. - Photo is from the collection of Harold K. Vollrath.The righ...
  • October 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 9,345 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by James Eager [TrainLife Editor Note: This article was written 18 years ago in 1994, just shortly after the release of Walthers PS 4427 models in HO scale, however, new and much improved models are ava...
  • October 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,444 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
      by Ron Tarjany and the Prototype Modeler Staff    The Northern Pacific, like most major railroads in this country, have developed standard designs for their railroad-owned structures. Economics was and still is th...