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  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,943 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 - 2,982 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 - 1,764 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 - 2,487 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 - 2,392 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 - 2,115 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 - 2,450 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 - 1,885 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 - 2,220 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...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,136 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...