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  • April 18, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,457 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Figure - Detail of Sweetwater sage brush branch with grafted branches. Micro Engineering tire is suspended with synthetic human hair rope.   1959 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TREEHOUSES. It seemed like every ravine across North America had...
  • December 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,621 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    How many times have you heard the following excuses? I have no space for a layout Exhibition layouts need a van for transportation But when a small layout is suggested, the people that use one of the above excuses, respond that sma...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,372 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    D. Scott Chatfield A solid train of auto racks on the Southern Pacific mainline east of Reno, Nevada. -- J. Fred Coots, Jr., photo The first article on auto racks, in the June 1992 issue, described the prototypes and the matching model...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,098 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    By Robert Schleicher To upgrade appearance and minimize derailments, replace the couplers on the Con-Cor cars with Micro-Trains body mounted, pivoting couplers, as used on Micro-Trains 89-foot flat cars. Con-Cor offers its N scale au...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,001 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Mike Daniels Modify the sides of the basic rack, extend the individual panels, and create a replica of this Rock Island auto rack. This Rock Island auto rack differs from the prototypes for the Walthers HO scale and Con-Cor N scal...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,349 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A SIMPLE-REWORK OF READY-TO-RUN CARS CAN PRODUCE THIS FOUR-WHEELED CABOOSE IN N, HO, OR O SCALE. 1. This four-wheeled "bobber" caboose can be built in N, or O scale using one of the ready-to-run European prototype four-wheeled gondola cars for the ...
  • July 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,492 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    "PIGGYBACK" COMBINES ROAD WITH RAIL TRANSPORTATION FOR TRULY MODERN MODEL RAILROADING   Once the purest of "enemies" of rail transportation; the trucking industry is now one of the biggest dollar earners for full-size railroads. ...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,791 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    MODELING THE ACTION AND EQUIPMENT AROUND THE "OPEN PIT" MINES Model railroaders are constantly searching for ways to squeeze as much operating action as possible from a minimum amount of space. The long freight "drags" that ply the Grea...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,307 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    ONE OF THE TRUE "ACTION" DETAILS TO MAKE YOUR RAILROAD MORE LIFE-LIKE A pair of "Searchlight" signals, facing in opposite directions, near Mount Shasta, California, on the Southern Pacific. Operating scale models of this style signal light are avai...
  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,192 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    This 0-8-0 switcher can look and perform like a freight hauling 2-8-0. 1. & 2. AHM offers inexpensive ready-to-run models of the famous Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 switcher in either HO or O scale. This O scale version is also available in kit-fo...