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  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,284 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photo by Lynn Aldrich Lynn Aldrich For those modelers who wish to keep up with the latest modifications, a few changes occurred in late '75 or early '76 that are minor but interesting. These details are simple to add and give the models ...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,918 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author B&M 4211 A&B pull into Old Fort on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' Western North Carolina Railroad on a courtesy visit. I've recently shifted my railroad modeling focus to the...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,307 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 ...
  • June 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,230 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by John Welther Photos by the author Its summer 1959 as a New York Central freight rolls through southwestern Illinois. The re-engined Erie-built is running out the last few years of service before being traded in. Immediately follow...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,594 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,837 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Don Heimburger  Where can you combine rich train history and rich, natural fall colors? The Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, New Hampshire, of course! With the winter months right around the railroad bend, you'll want to get out and see...