November 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 531 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 - 620 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 - 834 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...
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...
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 - 791 views - 0 comments - 1 like
George Cockle photo.
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 - 915 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 - 1,104 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 - 933 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 - 911 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...