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  • September 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,550 views - 1 comment - 6 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author V&O FA2 242 waits on the interchange track after making the run in from Afton. V&O Operations I have always loved the Virginian and Ohio Railroad; after all it offers classic locomotives mu...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,775 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos and drawings by the author When I launch a scratchbuilding project, I typically search all the prototype books, magazines and Internet references I can access for drawings and photos. I spotted this project in an ex...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,151 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by David Butts Photos by the author A freight train exits a mountain tunnel next to the village of Ophir. A "model railroader since 1944" - how many modelers can say that they have been in the hobby for over 60 years? As a life member o...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,250 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author A set of Rio Grande F3s blasts out of Mud Tunnel headed for Olathe. It has just left Montrose and is headed for the mainline connection at Grand Junction. Western railroads have always held a f...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,838 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author The trucks for the tank car are a little bit more complex than those for the fire car due to the addition of the brake beams on each end. Note how the metal strap between the sideframes drops down on one end thi...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,647 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Bernie Fahrner Photos by the author Shown in this rare lineup are three of my all-time favorite trucks. Each one represents a different era and brings back many fond memories of these specific times. p>The recent introduction of m...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,822 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    by Chester Fesmire Photos by the author Mack B-875 with 100-ton beam lowboy and International TD-25. When asked to do an article for this prestigious publication, I didn't know quite what was expected of me at first. After careful consi...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,544 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Joe Enriquez Photos by the author View of available Dennis Aust kit and parts used in project. It's funny how relationships develop between modelers and can go on for years without actually ever meeting the person face to face. Putti...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 894 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author Modified InterMountain end ladder assemblies. End-Ladder Assemblies The InterMountain end ladder assemblies are very finely molded, but have the coupler platform and grabirons molded onto the bottom f...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,461 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author ATSF 314109, prototype for the model. Stoneburg, TX; March 1983. Santa Fe ordered 1,000 American Car & Foundry (ACF) high-cube Center Flow covered hoppers in 1973, mainly for grain service. These c...