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  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,009 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 - 499 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Bob Longo    With this issue of Prototype Modeler we start our fourth year of publication. This issue also sees some significant changes take place as well. First off, as you are aware, we've appointed a new Editor for...
  • November 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 944 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 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 9,497 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    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 submitted to the reviewer in ca...
  • November 1, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 659 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 - 2,965 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 - 1,100 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 - 10,070 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 - 1,561 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...
  • October 24, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,319 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Bob Willer Number 154 under a threatening sky was shot at the Oregon Electric yard in Eugene, Oregon, in May of 1967. The Alco RS behind the GP-9 was standard power on the OE with the Geep being photographed primarily because it was a real rarity ...