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  • November 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,556 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Create Your Own Kit by David Prince This compact mine serves four tracks. Build it from scratch or modify the Walthers HO scale mine kit.    This is a "Mystery Mine." The only certain information we have on the structur...
  • November 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 923 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by the Prototype Modeler Staff QUESTION    Recently I purchased three of Athearn's "Trainmasters" that had been painted in the "Black Widow" colors and they look super. Also, I obtained a fourth Trainmaster which had a s...
  • July 31, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,060 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Model and photos by Dick Cataldi PRODUCT REVIEW: by Dick Cataldi    If ever there was an impossible task to perform, it was the assignment to find a diesel electric locomotive to replace the Norfolk & Western J Class ...
  • April 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,607 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    It's a brisk April 1983 morning and it's about 25 degrees with the wind chill factor as GP40 1341 is about to exit the southern most extremity of the large Sandusky yard. Photo: Jim Six prototype portfolio - Trains we'd like to model by ...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,243 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Larry Puckett photos by the author Moccasin Gap is the site of a small industrial area served by locals from the large yard there. How many times have you heard the story - boy gets American Flyer train set for Christmas and falls ...
  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,550 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Mark Sharp Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated N&W 1349 rolls westbound, just outside Statesville, on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders layout. EMD's GP40 By the end of the 1950s, the "dieselization" of America...
  • April 1, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,161 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Whether it's a red Lionel caboose circling the family Christmas tree, or one acknowledged by waving children at trackside, the caboose is an American railroading icon. ABOVE: A Union Pacific caboose trails an eastbound coaltrain at Cheyenne, Wyoming, ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Mark Preussler - 2,312 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By: Mark Preussler, MMR The Chicago and North Western (CNW) railroad was a proud line. They were the only major employee owned railroad of recent memory and although CNW employees eventually lost their status as majority owners, the railroad continued ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,364 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...