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  • October 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 957 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    This somewhat strange looking paint scheme asks a question; see below. - From the collection of Nelson McCormick. by the Prototype Modeler Staff HELP!    The photo of Pacific Fruit Express car number 66036 presents somewh...
  • October 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,145 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jerry M. Hurt Figure 1...Athearn caboose 1145 being switched by Athearn GP7 599 as modeled by Doug Hughes. Note the coil sprung caboose trucks on this model. - Photo by David L. Madison.    Frisco's practice in recent...
  • October 3, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,104 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The Great Northern X100 as kit-bashed by the author; a model with the real "flavor" of the prototype. - Photo by the author. Author Unknown Editors Note: On various occasions we've heard from readers who indicated they would like to writ...
  • October 3, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,281 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Peter Arnold The left side of Burlington Northern F9 Number 814 as modeled by the author. Note the detailed changes, additions, etc. that make this into the excellent model that it is. Below: A high side shot of the late model F3 with the addition...
  • October 2, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,645 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    End view of GN 28075 showing brake wheel change. - Photo by the author. by Cyril Durrenberger THE PROTOTYPE    Since 1887 the Great Northern and now the Burlington Northern have built and modified many freight cars at the...
  • October 1, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,185 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John Buffalo The prototype for the car in this article as it appears in maintenance-of-way service on the Espee. - Photo by the author.The opposite side of this car with the third window cut into the left of the door. - Photo by the author. ...
  • September 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,228 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Gordon Y. Mills The author's CP depot in HO. - Photo by Duane Leetzow.  --  Rear view of the author's CP depot. - Photo by Duane Leetzow.      Here is a little building which anyone can put together even ...
  • September 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 640 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Peter Singher    The Santa Fe, like every other first class road in the country, had standard structure designs of almost every type. The "two-holer" pictured here is an ideal example of this design. The drawings were ...
  • September 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,346 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The Frisco open top two bay happer in HO is a simple conversion within the capability of practically every modeler. The thousand cars in this class, bought in '23, lasted well into the 1950's and a few into the 1960's. - Photo by Cyril Durrenberger. ...
  • September 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,093 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    E-L Work Truck as it appeared in Croyton Yard, NJ, on February 14, 1977. - Photo by Karl Erk.The model of the E-L Work Truck in HO scale. - Model and photo by the author. by Karl Irk    Around the yards of ...