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  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,258 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,...
  • July 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,212 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ed Lyons with H. "King" Burrill The A unit body showing the cut away section. Neat cutting keeps the filing to a minimum. - Photo by Ed LyonThe completed B unit, unpainted, next to an A unit body. The skirting on the B unit may be removed or added...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,358 views - 1 comment - 5 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photographs by the author unless otherwise indicated The Southern Railway usually doesn't come in very high on many ALCOphile's list of favorite railroads, but ALCO was one of Southern Railways favorite steam locomot...
  • July 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,754 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      George Cockle photo. THE PROTOTYPE Union Pacific's SD-24m, 3399, came onto the property as No. 423, a standard SD-24 built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in 1959. Nine years later, this unit entered the O...
  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,151 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    This 0-8-0 switcher can look and perform like a freight hauling 2-8-0. 1. & 2. AHM offers inexpensive ready-to-run models of the famous Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 switcher in either HO or O scale. This O scale version is also available in kit-fo...
  • July 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,254 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TAKE THE CONFUSION OUT OF CONTROLLING THE TRACK AND SWITCH MACHINE POWER ON YOUR RAILROAD WITH A PROTOTYPE-STYLE PANEL 1. The "schematic style" control panel is the most graphic method of grouping the on-off switches, reversing switches, and tra...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,888 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO MATCH THE APPEARANCE OF A RAILROAD SWITCH BUT FAR MORE FUN TO OPERATE IT BY REMOTE CONTROL. 1. This stubby switch stand is typical of the types the real railroads use to throw their track switches from a mainline route to a sidi...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,402 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    Even diesels can be detailed... Here's how to add more realism to your E-8 or PA-1 and build an E-8 "B" unit to boot. LEFT: The "before" (right) and "after" versions of the HO Scale Athern PA-1 diesel. "Open" look to louvers and detailed pilot are ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,321 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    The deadline for placing your guaranteed order/reservation with your Atlas dealer on the product listed below is February 14, 2011. NEW PAINT SCHEMES!  Atlas Master ® HO Steel Rebuilt Box Car    NEW ROAD NUMBERS! ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,433 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The deadline for placing your guaranteed order/reservation with your Atlas dealer on the product listed below is February 14, 2011. NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS! Atlas Master ® N DASH 8-40C/CW Locomotives     NEW PAINT...