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  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,134 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    KIT CONVERSION by Martin Lofton, of Sunshine Models The Pennsy's car had modified a standard box car body. You can perform similar modifications with C&BT Shops' kit and the Sunshine Models conversion kit.    What d...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,049 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    SP 653751 photographed in June, 1979, at San Luis Obispo, California, is identical to the Athearn car. The tack boards on the door and ends will have to be removed from the model, and the tack board put back in a lower position on the door. The ribs o...
  • September 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 840 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Patrick J. Student    In 1939 the Union Pacific received 1,900 50-ton 40'-6" box cars of the B-50-24 series. 1,200 cars were numbered in the series 187000-188199 with 1,187 of these still around for inclusion in the Ap...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 999 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Apparently ex-Milwaukee Road ribbed side box car in KCS service. - Cyril Durrenberger photo.Base lettering showing through the right side paint in this photo indicates previous ownership. - Cyril Durrenberger photo. by Cyril J. Durrenberg...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 993 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Tom Balzen    In the July/August, 1976, issue of the Southwestern Prototype Modeler, there is a fine article on a Santa Fe Fe-28 Box Car. The car modeled is assigned to food service only. To compliment the Fe-28 articl...
  • August 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 798 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Tidewater Southern model of the last car in the 601-620 series as modeled by Peter Arnold. - Charles W. Williams photo. by Peter Arnold    For those of you who may not know, the Tidewater Southern is a former interurban li...
  • August 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,084 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   ...
  • June 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,235 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...
  • May 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,379 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Here is the prototype of the car modeled by author Ehnbom. Seen at Oakland, Calif., in 1976, No. 695574 is a 50-foot hicube, class XM, and is one of one hundred such cars owned by Southern Pacific. An interesting kitbash produces an eye-c...
  • May 15, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,258 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Top: The first of Western Pacific's Pullman Standard 50-foot, 50-ton double-door boxcars, No. 35001, poses for her builder's portrait at the Hammond, Ind., plant in April 1954. She was one of the group of cars numbered 35001-35625 and outfitted for ge...