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  • November 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,499 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    Most of us have heard the expression: "Today is the first day of the rest of my life." The writing of this editorial brings that phrase to mind since it marks the "first day" of the beginning of the life of Prototype Modeler magazine. Th...
  • November 22, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,559 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    the prototype modeler's notebook BY ANTHONY THOMPSON Left: Southern Pacific A50-16 No. 66532 was photographed at Portland, Ore., on May 29, 1955 -- the same month it had been reweighed, restenciled and possibly repainted at Sacramento, Calif.Right: ...
  • November 21, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,511 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    If for no other reason, decline-era Rock Island passenger trains made for good train watching... and modeling! BY MIKE SCHAFER Rock Island was a pioneer in the streamliner era. The granger carrier introduced its Rocket fleet in 1937 ...
  • November 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,610 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • November 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,373 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bill Brown & Art Fahie Photos By Art Fahie The engineer of switcher #39 (made by Stewart) stops to share some early morning coffee with the crew of the yard maintenance shed. The vehicles are Mini-Metals from Classic Metal Works. ...
  • November 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,094 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    BY WAYNE A. SITTNER Page 31: "The Road of Anthracite" was the Lackawanna, and to help move the hard coal, DL&W fielded 1000 of these 50-ton hoppers.Page 32: Although these cars photographed in November 1984 at Moosic, Po., All photos, Wayne A. Si...
  • November 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,554 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by James A. Powell Photos by the author No, the Fine Scale Miniatures building is not a Fine Scale Miniatures structure. This scratchbuilt structure was built with stones made from scraps of styrene, wood, plaster and cardstock from the authors work...
  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,124 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    BY DON CUPPOLAPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 28: Will this Delaware & Hudson car represent one of the ultimate developments of the caboose? The extended-vision cupola caboose as well as all styles of waycar are threatened by new railroad labor wo...
  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,427 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by PAUL TEMPLAR PHOTOS BY THE AUTHOR The passenger/freight depot at Red Fox is the main tourist attraction for photographers. Well folks, this is my very last HO model railroad. I have now gone into On30. I made this decision a few mo...
  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,098 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author For some reason, I like the Frisco. Since I was only 14 years old when the Frisco became part of the Burlington Northern, I never got to experience the Frisco firsthand. I have always wanted to model ...