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  • November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,490 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by Scott Chatfield JRSX 6120, build September 1990. Simplot was the first buyer of Gunderson cryo-reefers, and has the second biggest fleet, 101 cars numbered 6000-6050 and 6100-6149. The lettering is brown, and the ...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,432 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...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,113 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Mike Daniels Modify the sides of the basic rack, extend the individual panels, and create a replica of this Rock Island auto rack. This Rock Island auto rack differs from the prototypes for the Walthers HO scale and Con-Cor N scal...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,417 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ed Sanicky and W. Terry Stuart Photos by W. Terry Stuart unless otherwise indicated Look closely underneath the car and you'll see a suggestion of the brake piping added by Ed Sanicky. These details, along with the cut levers and replacement brak...
  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,025 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 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,890 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 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,546 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    "PIGGYBACK" COMBINES ROAD WITH RAIL TRANSPORTATION FOR TRULY MODERN MODEL RAILROADING   Once the purest of "enemies" of rail transportation; the trucking industry is now one of the biggest dollar earners for full-size railroads. ...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,842 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    MODELING THE ACTION AND EQUIPMENT AROUND THE "OPEN PIT" MINES Model railroaders are constantly searching for ways to squeeze as much operating action as possible from a minimum amount of space. The long freight "drags" that ply the Grea...
  • July 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,447 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE LOW-COST READY-TO-RUN PLASTIC CARS CAN LOOK LIKE THE MOST EXPENSIVE KIT OR CUSTOM-BUILT MODELS 1. The only way to make the cast-on details on your plastic rolling stock look more life-like is to replace those details with individual parts. We u...
  • July 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,687 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    You can make vast improvements in the performance of any ready-to-run imported brass locomotive with these minor adjustments.   Your finely-detailed imported brass locomotives can run as well as they look. Most of us are satisfied...