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  • July 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,274 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ed Lyons with H. "King" Burrill The A unit body showing the cut away section. Neat cutting keeps the filing to a minimum. - Photo by Ed LyonThe completed B unit, unpainted, next to an A unit body. The skirting on the B unit may be removed or added...
  • July 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,769 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    By Julian Cavalier - All photographs by the author Train #81 "Silver Star" pulling a 5-car passenger train headed by locomotive #636 southbound as it approaches Clearwater Station in Florida. Note the tracks in the center of the street that run sever...
  • June 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,528 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Peter Arnold SD-7 #1404 at Bakersfield, Ca. on October 12,1974.SP 1425 at Tucson, Arizona on December 16, 1977. This is one of the two units to receive a full length red stripe along the running board #1411 is the other unit so painted.SP 2742 at ...
  • June 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,428 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Spokane Portland & Seattle O-1 2-8-2 #506 at Portland Oregon in 1950. - Photo: Jim Morris Collection By Skip Caswell    The Spokane, Portland and Seattle acquired thirteen 0-1 Class 2-8-2 Mikado engines from the Great ...
  • June 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,290 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Chicago & North Western owned a large group of both 40- and 50-foot boxcars with several lettering styles. In this article, the author shows how he prepared a small fleet of C&NW boxcars for his layout. Most of his cars are seen in the view ab...
  • June 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,591 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Pittsburgh & Lake Erie No. 42276 is a special gondola designed and used for hauling large coils of sheet steel. P&LE owned 49 such cars (Nos. 42250-42299), built in 1966 and 1967. This article shows how the author kitbashed one of these intere...
  • June 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,443 views - 7 comments - 2 likes
    On the author's Dixon, Wyanet & Lake Superior, this industry at the town of Wyanet occupies only about six inches of space between the main line and the wall. By using staggered building walls, siding tracks entering the structure and half-relief ...
  • June 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,763 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The author built Danz Foods from components of the Heljan brewery kit, a useful product for kitbashing purposes. By using the walls from the kit against the backdrop of the layout like this structure, you can create more than one "complete" building f...
  • June 7, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,590 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    The Reading owned ten Alco C424 units like No. 5208 seen here at Williamsport, Pa. Numbered 5201-5210 (Conrail 2490-2499), the ten were used sytem-wide and were part of the Phase I group of Century C424 units. In this article (part one of two), Jim Si...
  • May 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,537 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Above: Atlantic Coast Line operated 95 F7s, both A and B units. Number 391, seen here at Rocky Mount, N.C., was delivered to the railroad in October of 1950. Below: F7A No. 382 at Dunn, N.C., on Dec. 4, 1966. This unit was one of those having the olde...