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  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,284 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    the prototype modeler's notebook By Richard H. Hendrickson Left: Built in 1925, this DL&W wood- sheathed boxcar was photographed here in the early 1950's. In the previous decade it had receIved steel reinforcement below the doors. Other improvem...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,462 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Thousands of these standard cars once traveled the country By Mont SwitzerPhotography by the author Page 5: Monon No. 1233 was a standard 40-loot boxcar, built in 1947. In 1966, Monon removed the car's original 6-loot door and replaced it with a sil...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,483 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Prototype Portfolio Trains we'd like to model By the PM Staff Left: A three-car E-powered Conrail inspection train makes for a majestic sight on Starucca Viaduct, Lanesboro, Pa. E8 4022 leads Office Car 2, Dormitory Car 11 and what may be Inspectio...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,925 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A railroader presents some ideas to enhance the model layout's operation By Jerry Pyfer Left: Train orders were issued by radio to set up this meet between two freight trains on the Milwaukee Road at Kittredge, III. The Union Pacific run through was...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,494 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Text and Roster By Paul ZackPhotography By Lloyd Rinehart Unless Noted Otherwise Left: Small-town Americana and railroading at its best. An eastbound Toledo, Peoria & Western freight creates a wake of snow as it bounces over the Illinois Central ...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,962 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    Detailing and painting a popular locomotive By Doug Nuckles Model photography by the author Left: Northern Pacific SD45 No. 3619 was the last unit of NP's second order of 45's. Seen here at Helena, Mont. on July 18, 1968, the 3600-horsepower hauler...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,591 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Modeling several of WP's Cadillac hoppers By John J. Ryczkowski Photography by the author unless noted otherwise Left: Western Pacific No. 11836 is one of the third group of ACF covered hoppers brought by the railroad. It has Type B lettering, six ...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,897 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Kitbashing an usual 40-foot boxcar By Richard H. Henrickson Left: The Central of Georgia owned 700 of these unusual "door-and-a-half" boxcars, representative of which is No. 6427 seen here. This car was repainted in 1952 into the "billboard" scheme ...
  • September 2, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,054 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    Custom-build any structure with these kit-combination techniques. Can you remember the last time you saw identical buildings in two different towns? That multiplication-effect is apparent on most model railroads and it often spoi...
  • September 2, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,777 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    All the basic information you need to duplicate Mother Nature's surroundings for your miniature world Right: Don't forget the railroad when you begin to construct those hills and valleys. Install the tunnel portals and some portion of the tunnel wall...