December 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 4,019 views - 4 comments - 2 likes
by Joe D'Elia & Robert Schleicher
It looks like a "drop-in" job, but adjustments are nearly always necessary to get both car and couplers working properly.
Two words often make the difference be...
July 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,135 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 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,457 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 - 1,511 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 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,777 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 ...
by Larry E. Smith, MMR
Model photos by Mark Beaty
AX-1 62023 after being removed from automobile service in 1956.
You sense it before you can see it or hear it. Maybe its the slight vibration of the earth below your feet, but you kno...
Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,851 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...
Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,544 views - 12 comments - 1 like
By Jim Six Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated
As a boy at trackside I saw these cabooses with the bay window open more often than not. Of course I am not talking wintertime! Also shown are the fuel filler for the stove and a breather pipe....
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By Pete Moffett, MMR Photos by the author
Gary Courtemanche of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has spent many hours creating his HO scale Blood, Sweat & Tears Railroad. His creation is a freelanced branchline set in a Northeast locale sometime between 1938 ...
Making Loads For Gondolas & Flat Cars
By Christopher Brimley
Flatcars and gondolas always seem to lack something when you take them out of the box. They need a little weathering so they are not so new and glossy, and they seem to be screaming for a lo...