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  • October 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 500 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Longo    With this issue of Prototype Modeler we're continuing our program of improvement. In this instance, we've expanded our improvement to include the area of personnel. As you will recall, in the last issue of...
  • October 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 6,383 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by the Prototype Modeler Staff SOUTHERN PACIFIC M-4 MOGUL PAINT SCHEME    I am currently preparing to paint a Southern Pacific M4 Mogul manufactured by Pacific Fast Mail. Can you tell me which locomotive of the class thi...
  • October 17, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,218 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Figure 1. Typical Brake Rigging for an AB Air Brake System by the Prototype Modeler Staff    We have already described the Westinghouse AB air brake system in detail which includes the devices and air piping associated wit...
  • October 17, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,096 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    "A" end of Rock Island No. 13978 photographed in November of 1977. Note the position of the tack board and the adjacent roping staple. - Photo by Tom CobbClose-up of the "B" end of Rock island Center Flow Hopper No. 13978. Note that this car is equipp...
  • October 15, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,020 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Photos and Article by Joe Shidisky    The town of Frackville, was settled in the year 1861 near the site of the great hoisting engines of the Mahonoy Plane on top of Broad Mountain. By the 1880's the town had grown consid...
  • October 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 988 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rock Island RS-2 No. 452 re build works a local freigh t switching job on the Texas, Crawford & Prairie Railroad of the Houston Society of Model Engineers. - Photo by Doug GeigerBroadside view of Rock Island No. 452 showing modifications and detai...
  • October 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,129 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Ed. E. Mercer ATSF No. 2773 (an EMD GP7) and combine No. 2623 make up the absolute minimum in mixed trains with just the combine and a single box car. The photo was taken at Shawnee, Oklahoma in the Summer of 1961. - Photo by Bruce W. Brown ...
  • October 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 541 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Longo    With this issue of Prototype Modeler the cover price increases to $2.50 per issue. We have long fought this step even though we have known it was inevitable for quite some time. In fact, the reason we have...
  • October 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 897 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Peter S. Barney FARMINGTON - Where the covered transfer platform stood, nothing remains but the station on th e left and the freight house in the center of the photo. Freight cars still deliver freight to the yard. - Photo by the author.FARMINGTON...
  • October 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,158 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Model and photo by the author. by Stan Harris    With the introduction of the Harriman type 4-6-0 HO locomotive construction kit, Model Die Casting, Inc. has provided the basis for a number of interesting Southern Pacific ...