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  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 892 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...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,167 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Larry Puckett photos by the author Moccasin Gap is the site of a small industrial area served by locals from the large yard there. How many times have you heard the story - boy gets American Flyer train set for Christmas and falls ...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,465 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 ...
  • September 28, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,236 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by Ken Edmier and Tim Frederick After purchasing 8,400 Pullman Standard 4427 covered hoppers from 1963 to 1971, Santa Fe decided in 1972 to start ordering the newly designed PS-4750 covered hopper. Santa Fe purchas...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,840 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos and trackplan by the author Heisler #10 treads gently over the trestle with a load of donkey engines destined to be put to work in the near future. High above, the new Pine Top and logging area can be seen. Badg...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,118 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Greg Martin Pennsy initially bought F3s just in A-B-B-A lashups. These Phase 2-late units are shown as-delivered without nose lift rings or ladder grabs and with the unit number in the Keystone. Chicago, IL; August 1947. Historically ...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,091 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Gary Mittner Photos by the author Late afternoon sun glistens on this pair of EMD F3A (PRR Class EH-15) locomotives shortly after leaving the shops. They await the call to push tonnage over the "hill." I have been a Pennsylvania Rail...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,023 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John E. Dillavou Photos by Bruce Nall I joined NTRAK in 1977 when the National Model Railroad Associations (NMRA) Convention came to Denver (Rocky Rails '77). I gleaned every word that appeared in Jim Fitzgerald's publication, and d...
  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,253 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Mark Sharp Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated N&W 1349 rolls westbound, just outside Statesville, on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders layout. EMD's GP40 By the end of the 1950s, the "dieselization" of America...
  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,193 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Bob Turner Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated Model MM-2 in 17/64" scale was the authors first attempt at scratchbuilding. It has a steel boiler, brass and bronze cab, tender and frames. It has power by NWSL. There are t...