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  • November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,493 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 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 853 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by the Prototype Modeler Staff In the April, 1980, issue of Prototype Modeler, we featured an article by Wayne Sittner on the Deleware & Hudson Covered Hopper/Box Car. At the time, prototype photos were scarce, but since then, through the courtes...
  • November 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 925 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by the Prototype Modeler Staff QUESTION    Recently I purchased three of Athearn's "Trainmasters" that had been painted in the "Black Widow" colors and they look super. Also, I obtained a fourth Trainmaster which had a s...
  • November 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,028 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    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 - 4,166 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    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 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,225 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Looking northeast towards the Santa Fe depot from Hickox Street. - Photo is by the author. by Monte Perkins    In June of 1879 the Santa Fe began using the newly constructed Raton Tunnel. Beyond lay the important city of S...
  • November 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,140 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Missouri Pacific EMD GP-7, Oass 48, No. 181, renumbered to 1611 in 1974. The following unit models are unknown. - Photo by Walter Brown. Missouri Pacific EMD SD-40, Class 70, No. 760. Notice the size and position of the "Buzz Saw" emb...
  • November 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 991 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by the Prototype Modeler Staff All kit, part, and detail reviews published by Prototype Modeler are prepared by Staff and Contributing Editors. Reviews reflect the opinion of the individual reviewer; any comment or suggestions should be...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,169 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    NdeM GA-8, No. 5416, switching cars in Mexico City's dual-gauge yard near the San Lazaro station on September 14, 1973. - Photo by the author. by Peter Arnold    The photo of the Coahuilay and Zacatecas GA8's in the June...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,139 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    SP 653751 photographed in June, 1979, at San Luis Obispo, California, is identical to the Athearn car. The tack boards on the door and ends will have to be removed from the model, and the tack board put back in a lower position on the door. The ribs o...