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  • December 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,688 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Norman Eubanks with Joe Sindelar Jay Miller's photo of the completed "Rock " unit with the dynamic brake blister and winterization hatch gone and detailing completed.The GP7 body shell basically completed as far as modifications to the shell are c...
  • December 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,292 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by J.C. Paschal Jr. Page 38: An excellent example of the two different methods that are popular for the strap steps on box cars. The left step has been made from brass strip whereas the one on the right was made by filing down the existing plastic st...
  • December 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,488 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jay Miller Prototype photos by the author.The variety of the cars now operating in the unit train make it much more interesting than the units trains made up of cars of identical design. The wide variety also adds interest to the modeling projects...
  • December 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,617 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By T. Vanden Bosch Photos by Tom Vanden Bosch THE PROTOTYPE Southern Pacific purchased 700 PS-2 covered hoppers from the Pullman Company between December, 1956, and July, 1958. The PS-2 covered hopper was one of several "standard" fre...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,043 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Two Athearn locos lay over at Hunterspoint. Both have been re-geared with Ernst components and painted with Polly-Scale paint. The road is made of spackle, applied over foam board. YOU DON'T HAVE TO B...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,058 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Dave Schumacher THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON GREAT NORTHERN'S "EMPIRE BUILDER" INCLUDING ITS CARS, ITS POWER, AND ITS OPERATION. THESE ARTICLES WILL APPEAR OVER THE COMING YEAR AND MORE. THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFO...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,625 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author B&M 4211 A&B pull into Old Fort on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' Western North Carolina Railroad on a courtesy visit. I've recently shifted my railroad modeling focus to the...
  • December 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,883 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    BY ART FAHIE PHOTOS BY THE AUTHOR Details can be made to "pop" by applying the proper finish and color to your structures and details. The contrasting textures of the roof, brickwork and concrete foundation base help to give this building appeal. Th...
  • December 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,178 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    How many times have you heard the following excuses? I have no space for a layout Exhibition layouts need a van for transportation But when a small layout is suggested, the people that use one of the above excuses, respond that sma...
  • November 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,250 views - 4 comments - 10 likes
    TrainLife.com is thrilled to announce users may now access The Model Railway Show podcasts via TrainLife’s Audio Archives. With more than 24 shows under their belts, The Model Railway Show is dedicated to bringing model railway enthusiasts topica...