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  • December 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,397 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • November 16, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,717 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author When Athearn released their Genesis 60' boxcars, I hurried to the hobby shop. I was very impressed, not only with the body detail, but also at the quality of the paint and lettering. I purchased...
  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,488 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...
  • April 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,471 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...
  • March 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,028 views - 3 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Six Model of a Seaboard Air Line class B6 boxcar as it appeared during the late 1950s. Jim detailed and weathered this factory painted Red Caboose X29-type HO-scale model. A few subtle detail modifications and some careful weathering set thi...