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  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,924 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60 appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q-tips. Ex...
  • July 27, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,063 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A REALLY CLEAN CAR ON A REAL RAILROAD?   1. & 2. This "Super Chief" box car matches the "weathering" found on many of the real Santa Fe cars in having a light beige coating of dust kicked up as the car passed ...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,077 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TOP: ConCor's flocked grass matting paper makes perfect weeds for HO or N scale model railroads. All you need to install it is a bit of white glue, a hobby knife, and some earth-colored flat paint. BOTTOM: Rip off chunks of the paper backed flocked ...
  • May 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,299 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Sam Swanson Photos by the author The gondola and its load, along with the lineside buildings, display a variety of rust colors and textures, along with a variety of degree (from lightly corroded to very rusty). Metal corrodes in a...
  • April 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,588 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    I often find the most common, nondescript, one might say "boring," rolling stock somehow the most interesting, especially when viewed in a typical consist. Maybe it's just me, but ordinary Boxcar Red, concentrated yard scenes with hundre...
  • April 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,223 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author One friend who saw this article coming out of my printer was a bit confused by the title - was Roseman finally going to build all his models from brass and wood because plastic was giving him such...
  • April 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,908 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Jim Six Model photos by the author; prototype photos as indicated ACL 31527 is modeled after one of the class O-31 boxcars that was converted to carry bulk salt for Allied Chemical Co. The cars had yellow doors to make identification easier. No...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,791 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,242 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Scott Seekins Recreating an essential element of any railroad right-of-way with N Scale of Nevada pole kits. In almost any railroad photograph, you see them; power lines strung across the sky overhead, on an assorted variety of roles closely parall...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,767 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    By Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60’ appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee® #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q...