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  • January 7, 2013 - posted by David Lotz - 3,532 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Robert Schleicher 16x30 feet of mainline operations with MUed diesels and room-length trains set in a modern era This carbon black plant was built from scratch by Richard Docken using Evergreen sheet and strip styrene and Plastr...
  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,247 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by Richard Burg Part I of this series, illustrating an assortment of prototype cars built by both ACF and Pullman-Standard and HO scale models, appeared in the July 1990 issue of "The Journal." Part II,...
  • November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,288 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by Scott Chatfield JRSX 6120, build September 1990. Simplot was the first buyer of Gunderson cryo-reefers, and has the second biggest fleet, 101 cars numbered 6000-6050 and 6100-6149. The lettering is brown, and the ...
  • September 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 969 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 ...
  • September 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 4,961 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by Richard Waite - sketches by Ralph Mazzeo B&M's SW8 in HO as modeled by the author. - Photo by John Longo.    During the early years of diesel power almost all locomotives built were intended for switching service;...
  • September 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,507 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Santa Fe's RPO Number 75 as it appeared in the middle sixties. - Joe Shine collection. Walther's model of the ATSF RPO No. 75 built by Peter Singher. - Bill Messecar photo. by Joseph Shine Santa Fe 's RPO No. 75 in "shadow striping" in...
  • September 2, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,656 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    This photo of Santa Fe's 3460, the "Blue Goose," was taken in Chicago on April 10, 1938. Skirting is still in place and the loco looks much as it was delivered. - Photo from the collection of Stan Kistler. by Lynn Aldrich   &nb...
  • August 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,049 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The same model modified in slightly different ways to produce two different prototype cars. The most obvious difference comes in the door design but there are others as well. - Photo and models by W.E. Darnaby by W.E. Darnaby   ...
  • July 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,363 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Tom Cobb "Little" Rock GP-7 at Houston Belt and Terminal's Milby Street roundhouse photographed on Nov. 11, 1979. Doug Jackson photoRock 57444 built Nov. 1951, appears to be a rebuilt PS-1 car; side sills have been strengthened. Car was leased fro...
  • June 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,043 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 ...