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  • July 31, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,254 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The prototype CB&Q "Whale Belly" hopper complete with roller bearing trucks. The color of the car is a lightened reefer grey with Champ decal lettering. - Photo is by William Glick William Glick    From the first time ...
  • July 31, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,238 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The last article in the series by Dave Schumacher Not drawn to scale - BLACK TRUCKS AND UNDERFRAME    [Ed. This is the final article of a multi-part series - Part 1 is in the August 1977 issue and Part 3 is in the December 1...
  • July 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,119 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Santa Fe's 1235 SSB-1200 EMD Switcher as seen here in China Basin, San Francisco. Photo is by Burr Henion by Burr Henion    This article will illustrate how easily a standard factory kit can be modified to represent a pro...
  • July 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,068 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    MHP kits (WE-43S) built up as SP&S "Wapinitia Pass, " 701 and GN "Pitamakin Pass, " both 6-5-2s. - Author Photos by Dave Schumacher    (Part 3 of a three-part series - Part 1 is in the August 1977 issue. Unfortunatetly...
  • July 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 709 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Tom Cobb Photo by J. Ryczkowski and Tom Cobb    Southern Pacific double-door, general service box car, class B-70-49, series 224000-224999, built in 1969 by FMC (Gunderson Bros.), Portland, Oregon. Outside dimensions are 5...
  • July 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 887 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Gordon C. Bassett Santa Fe boom car 194595 sits in Belen, New Mexico. - Charles Trappani photoSanta Fe boom car in HO.    One of the first special purpose cars the average modeler runs into is the boom car, used with ...
  • July 23, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 830 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photo: J.C. Paschal, Jr. by J.C. Paschal, Jr.    In the late 1930's and early 1940's, Southern Railway built 5,896 40' 40-Ton double-sheathed single-door box cars in the number series from 10000 to 15895. Car number 10900 ...
  • July 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 817 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by William Glick - Model photography by the author    Here is a change for both the expert modeler and novice alike to have a custom painted Burlington tank car. This project can be a simple paint job or, for the serious ...
  • July 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 560 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Modified Atlas SD24 with "new" top fan. by Gordon C. Bassett - Model photography by the author    SD-24 number 927 is the modified Atlas locomotive described in the November, 1975, issue of the Southwestern Prototype Model...
  • July 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 736 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Side View: Notice missing step on right, location of radio antennas, remaining steam generator, and lettering. The fuel tank is completely absent. End View: Notice the location of MU hoses, Air hoses, and coupler life bars from the dres...