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  • October 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,545 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author A prototype sign is painted directly onto a buildings brick surface. Cozad, Nebraska; August 2001. Signs that identify buildings can set the layout in both location and era. Large industrial comp...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,060 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Richard Hendrickson Right top: The first of the Santa Fe's steel-sheathed rebuilt refrigerator cars, SFRD 31254, was rolled out of the West Wichita shops in March 1936. The USRA-design underframe and Andrews Lsection trucks were from an Rr-W origi...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 8,371 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Illustrations by Steve Andrews This is Chicago's Dearborn Station. In the left rear can be seen the tower at Grand Central Station with the B&O sign and clock. Across the background run tracks leading into La Salle Street Stat...
  • October 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 10,591 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Amtrak's use of the former Pennsylvania coach yards at Chicago Union Station is shown in this September 1973 photo. Note the servicing platforms between the tracks. On the left is a repair track area. Much equipment is in evidence ...
  • October 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,816 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Richard Hendrickson Right top: Underside of Rr-19 model with details in place (modified kit end and side sills were used on this model, as the Jordan parts were not yet available). Brake cylinder and AB valve are mounted on strip styrene supports;...
  • October 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,590 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Robert A. Clark Chicago's Union Station and supporting facilities continues to epitomize the "big city" terminal complex. On the right of this photo, taken in September 1973, a Penn Central Geep switches container cars of mail into a shed that ser...
  • October 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 9,345 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark This is usually what we think of when we think of a big city passenger terminal. We focus on the station building and the related loading platforms. We forget the backstage facilities needed to make the cars ready. Here is the rail...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,976 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Theres a hatch in this scene; can you find it? Access for model railroad layouts has always been a difficult problem. A good trackplan allows for all the track, especially turnouts, to be within ...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,265 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by James A. Powell Photos by the author The difference between regular 20# bond and onionskin is amazing! Here you can see that onionskin is nearly transparent. I know the following technique is really starting to be old hat for many of...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,793 views - 1 comment - 4 likes
    by Larry Puckett Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Chris Howard The finished model shows off the clean, simple lines of the model with the bold white Southern lettering and numerals. The Southern Railway was also known as ...