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  • June 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,321 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photos: top Mike Raia, center Joe MacMillan, bottom Paul Zack by PM Staff    After a couple relatively quiet years, there are several new prototype locomotive models on the scene. Following its SD50 (shown in Newsbox, June...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,391 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rib edges were lightly sanded as part of the weathering treatment for the Penn Central 65-foot mill gondola. Load of pipe (actually painted straws) conceals the weight that was added to improve tracking. BY THE PM STAFF Photography by Jim...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,254 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Top: The center section of the boxcar is discarded while a section of underframe becomes a splice.Center: The ends are reassembled and new doors, door tracks, side sills and tack boards are added.Bottom: Finish the model with paint and decals and you ...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 6,640 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    SDP45 and SD45 team up running eastbound over Starrucca Viaduct. Photo by Victor Hand. BY THE PM STAFF - Model Photography by JIM SIX The right locomotive for the right service at the right time SDP45 No. 3644 poses in the Erie Lackaw...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,331 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
      MODELING CONRAIL part two Photographs by VICTOR HAND    Who will buy Conrail? This is one of the reigning questions in railroading as we enter the year 1985. Only a short nine years ago the question might have been...
  • March 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,882 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photo: Jim Six It's like modeling six railroads at once - only better! by JIM SIX AND & W. TERRY STUART Profile of a contemporary modeler: enamored of far more railroads than he (or she) can ever afford to model, in love with enough...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,405 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...
  • May 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,700 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Tim Frederick Gondola cars are very common, and it is hard to find a manifest freight train without one. Since many gondola designs were railroad specific, finding models tha...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,493 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    By George S. Pitarys and Brian Solomon The New England Central was voted “Short Line of the Year” by Railway Age in 1995. After undergoing the initial fuss and difficulties inherent in beginning a new operation, NECR has become a lean, effi...