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    Prototype Modeler - December 1978 - Page 67

    THE CHIEF WAY REFERENCE SERIES

    SYSTEM STANDARDS

    VOLUME I

    To those of us who desire to build a model railroad depicting some part of the Santa Fe system, this is the best thing to come along since sliced bread. This volume contains 124 pages of scaled down Santa Fe engineering and structural drawings. The subject matter falls into the following basic categories: signs, stock yards, truck scales, and timber bridges, as well as a variety of other subjects.

    The drawings are blue printing on a white background and are excellent; there is so much detail on some of the drawings that it is almost overwhelming on first examination.

    Despite the limited subject matter, the physical plant of one railroad, this volume is highly recommended. Anyone modeling a freelance railroad, adhering to prototype practices and principles, as well as the Santa Fe modeler, will find this book very helpful. Considering the cost of copying drawings, if you can get access to them, this book is a bargain.

    SYSTEM STANDARDS VOLUME II

    This volume covers mainly frame depots, operators cottages, section houses, bunk houses, frame and concrete interlocking towers, signal standards, and additional signs. This volume is equal in quality to Volume I and I would recommend it strongly for the same reasons as given for Volume I.

    GENERAL

    These books are metal spiral bound with sturdy soft covers in quality binding material. This assures that they easily lie open flat and are easy to use. They are both published by Kachina Press of Dallas, Texas, at $14.95 each and are well worth the investment if you're interested in this type of information, and what serious modeler and fan isn't. The books are available through Marketing East, Inc., Post Office Box 410, Danvers, MA 01923.

    Pat Student

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    • Original Author Pat Student
    • Source Prototype Modeler
    • Publication Date December 1978

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