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  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,077 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    KIT CONVERSION by Martin Lofton, of Sunshine Models The Pennsy's car had modified a standard box car body. You can perform similar modifications with C&BT Shops' kit and the Sunshine Models conversion kit.    What d...
  • November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,218 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    MODELING WITH PAINT & DECALS by Richard Burg Part I of this series, illustrating an assortment of prototype cars built by both ACF and Pullman-Standard and HO scale models, appeared in the July 1990 issue of "The Journal." Part II,...
  • July 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,086 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    BY PM STAFF The original car from which the Train Miniature HO Car kit was modeled. This Pennsylvania X-29 Box car #498401 was silver and photographed by Ron Morse in Decatur, Illinois in June 1975. - Photo by Ron MorseA different X-29 Box car with r...
  • April 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,658 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    On April 21, 1952, R. D. Acton Sr. photographed a westbound Pennsy freight from Troy Hill Road west of Urbana, Ohio. To the right of the trio of FTs is the passing track used by passenger trains to overtake slow moving freights while the separated tra...
  • March 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,668 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photo: Jim Six It's like modeling six railroads at once - only better! by JIM SIX AND & W. TERRY STUART Profile of a contemporary modeler: enamored of far more railroads than he (or she) can ever afford to model, in love with enough...
  • March 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 4,187 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Photo: Richard H. Hendrickson   by RICHARD H. HENDRICKSON Reporting Marks serves as an evaluation guide for potential purchasers of model railroad and railroad-related products. Products are reviewed by persons we feel are accompli...
  • March 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,185 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By reducing the car height and modifying the end bracing, a 100-ton McKean model becomes a close match to its 77-ton predecessor. by JIM SIX AND TERRY STUART Backdating McKean hoppers A diet plan for the modern high-capacity models In ...
  • February 15, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,253 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    With a Union Line Star design, the X-29 box car by Train Miniature easily becomes a model of the X-25 box car series. Photo by Bob MacDonald By Cyril Durrenberger      With a Union Line Star design, the X-29 box car b...
  • December 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,252 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,039 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Greg Martin Pennsy initially bought F3s just in A-B-B-A lashups. These Phase 2-late units are shown as-delivered without nose lift rings or ladder grabs and with the unit number in the Keystone. Chicago, IL; August 1947. Historically ...