November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 388 views - 0 comments - 1 like
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.
November 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 535 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 - 569 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 - 1,056 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 - 1,789 views - 1 comment - 1 like
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 - 616 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 - 647 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
February 15, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 848 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...
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...
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.