October 1989 - Page 3
OCTOBER 1989 VOLUME 19, NUMBER 10 DEPARTMENTS 4 Index
Steam and Diesel Performance Reviews in HO , HOn3 , N, 0, G and Sn3 Scales
5 Editorial 6 New Products 6 T he Sandhouse
THE MOSSMAIN DIVISION OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
A point-to-point layout set in the 1930 's, from a custom painter' s vantage point.
MAINE CENTRAL MODIFIED FREIGHT CARS: THE CONCLUSION
Modified flat cars and box cars for the 1960's, 70' s , and 80 ' s .
DETAILING THE THRALL 55-FOOT ALL DOOR BOX CAR
Detailing a Life-Like 55-foot car to match the prototype .
by NP Paint Shop
by George Melvin
by Vern Greenwood
Product News Column
9 N ew Product Close-Up
Cannon & Company' s TC- 1 503 and TC-1504 Cab
A new perspective regarding freight car terminology, and how to understand it.
ATLAS BASHING IN N SCALE: PART TWO
How to improve engine performance, so that the kitbashed Atlas RS3 will run
MODELING A RAILROAD TRACK SCALE
How to model this rarely seen, but necessary small track accessory structure.
by Brian Rutherford
11 Letters to the Editor 12 Society Page Listing 13 Historical Society Close-Up
The Great Northern Railway Historical Society
better than the original.
b y Doug Nuckles
by David Casdorph
by Ron Bearden
by Karen and Earl Stephans
THE GRAY AND RED VICTORIANS
A "rags-to-riches" kitbash using four International H obby Corporation # 1 00-1 kits. This step-by-step article, complete with diagrams , will show you how.
30 Out of the Litter Box
Modeler' s Tips and Techniques
THE LARAMIE, HAHN'S PEAK & PACIFIC RAILWAY DEPOT
A state-of-the-art scratchbuild complete with plans and how-to ' s .
FROM TOY TO SCALE
H ow to successfully convert vehicles from your local drug store to HO scale.
by Bill McKean
4 4 Rail Project Research
ATSF Yard Structures, Depots, and Stations
by Rodger Truax
b Roy M. Stanley II
by Earl Stephans
48 Rolling Stock Review
Con-Cor International, Limited - The PS-1
by Mike Nesbitt
56 Diesel Detail Close-Up
DISCOVERIES, DETAILS, AND JADE
The saga of a New York Central fifty-foot plug door box car using a Details West kit. The how-to's are included .
SOUTHERN PACIFIC AND COTTON BELT SIXTY-FOOT BOX CARS
Modeling tips on using the Con-Cor S ixty-Foot Greenville Auto Parts Box Car.
A modeler's trick for achieving prototypical glass bricks for those structures on your layout.
by Vern French
Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD45 as D&RGW Rio Grande #5328
by Brian Rutherford
LIGHTNING STRIPES AGAIN!
Modeling with the new S tewart-Kato F3 Covered Wagon . Complete with d iagrams and photos .
by Rich Picariello
About the Cover:
by W. Terry Stuart
Inside Front Cover:
For more on The Mossmain and Northern Pacific layout, turn to page 14. D avid Scott
Jim Six's Lightning Striped F3 modeling article can be found on page 58. Jim Six
photo on Mark Olstyn's layout
by Jim Six
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