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March 1994
VOLUME 24 NUMBER 3

Photo by Doug Geiger

FEATURES
1 3 A SPECIAL EXPANDED PRODUCT REVIEW SECTION: WALTHERS 48' STOUGHTON TRAILER by David A. BOnlrager EEL RIVER MODELS INSULATED BEER CAR by Doug Geiger E&C SHOPS WOODCHIP GONDOLAS by David G. Casdorph 19 ON TRACK: CONTROL AND POWER PLANNING FOR OPERATION - PART TWO THE BASICS OF CONTROL PANELS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION by Jim Mansfield 21 DIESEL DETAIL CLOSEUP: SOUTHERN PACIFIC EMD SW I500 by Rich Picaricllo 24 KITBASHING A BAR GP7U (OR, GO EAST. OLD LOCO) by R. B. Mitchell 26 MODELING MODERN INTERMODAL: WALTHERS ALLPURPOSE SPINE CAR - AN INDEPTH REVIEW by David A. BOnlrager 34 A BRIDGE TO CROSS - SCRATCHBUILDING A COVERED BRIDGE by Bob Beaty. MMR 38 BEHIND THE SCENES: A WINDOW TO THE "IRON HORSE" by Margaret Mansfield 40 ROLLING THE FREIGHT ON THE WINCHESTER, FREDERICKSBURG AND PETERSBURG by Bob Warren and Larry Puckett 46 PENNS YLVANIA RAILROAD STEEL OPEN HOPPERS: H43 AND SUBCLASSES - PART I by John G. Teichmoeller 53 NORFOLK SOUTHERN CABOOSES by Jim Six 58 MODELING MODERN INTERMODAL: SCRATCHBUILDING A MIJACK TRA SLiFT STRADDLE CRANE - PART II by Doug Gciger

DEPARTMENTS
4 5 6 9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORIAL NEW PRODUCTS SOCIETY PAGE 10 12 13 31 YOUR TREK PLAN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS PRODUCT REVIEWS VIDEO REVIEW 65 69 78 78 DEALER DIRECTORY SHOPPING GUIDE CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISER INDEX

ABOUT T HE COVER
Doug Geiger continues his series on scratchbuilding a Mi-Jack Translift straddle crane on page 58. Whether you plan on sCfalchbuilding your own or upgrading the new kit from Wahhcrs. this series will help you build a more prototypical model. PhOlo by DOllg Gl'(er. INSET: Bob Warren likes
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keep the freight rolling

his Winchester. Fredericksburg & Petersburg layout. Here a coal drag is forced into a team-track lead so the Alpha leI NO/folk Cumberlolld can gel by. Pllolo by Larry Pueke/(.

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