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  • December 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,401 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Prototype Modeler, long a name synonymous with authenticity, has loaned its expertise to the design of a series of prototype craftsman type model railroad kits for the discriminating modeler who i s interested in rolling stock that is a ...
  • December 22, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,245 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photos by Tom Cobb COMMENT Harry Graham raised a question about my review of the Ambroid ATSF Caboose kit in the November/December, 1976, issue of Southwestern Prototype Modeler, concerning the air brake equipment. I re-checked my in...
  • December 21, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,966 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Todd Sullivan Photo by Cordell Newby, from the collection of Todd Sullivan Several NP fans have brought up the question of Northern Pacific caboose paint schemes in the light of the conflicting data by Ambroid and Northwest Short Li...
  • December 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,406 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Cyril J. Durrenberger In December, 1907, the CB&Q began receiving the first of 4,000 40' steel flat bottom, drop door gondolas. These cars were numbered 77000-80999 and had the following dimensions: inside length 40', inside widt...
  • December 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 953 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by William J. Oertly Jr. Models, model photos, and prototype photos are by the author. The Model Die Casting Roundhouse outside braced triple hopper in HO is advertised as a 1920's design; while this is quite possible, I have no...
  • December 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,180 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Don Wirth and Douglas Hughes A common feature which could be found atop many Frisco freight steam locomotive tenders was a head-end brake man's enclosure commonly called a "dog house." They featured curved roofs, sliding side windows...
  • December 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 935 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Don Wirth Page 52: Prototype photos are from the authors collection, the model photos are his own work.Page 53: Above is the stock Hallmark model; below is the same model but with added de tails and corrections. Photos by the author.Page 54: The b...
  • December 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,031 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Dan Crews Page 50: Note the changes to the standard paint scheme that typify this Maintenance of Way car; it's what makes it distinctive. The importance of the small panel of different colored paint behind the reporting marks and car number really...
  • December 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,184 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 - 1,368 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...