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  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,853 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Assembling the tableware; the first steps in creating a railroad empire of your own Left top: Plan your bench work as carefully as you plan your layout so there's ample width for the curves, and enough space for all the yard tracks. Use at least half...
  • August 31, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,133 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Page 69: The basic materials for an HO scale test track include: Tru-Scale's 18-inch radius Ready-Track and plain roadbed, rail joiners, Baumgarten's 18-inch radius track gauges, hookup wire, white glue and a power pack.Page 70: Test-fit the Tru-Scale...
  • August 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,742 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    A new film uses a streamlined train as the vehicle" for its action -- both the title and history's first streamlined train appeared in the first film with the "Silver Streak" name in 1934 Right top: The film crew's lighting and camera rigs for the ...
  • August 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,894 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Learn the basics of cross-kitting conversions by shortening this MDC hopper to build a 1900-era miniature coal-hauler. The Model Die Casting 40-foot three-bay "modern era" hopper assembled as outlined in the kit instructions. The car has ribs and r...
  • August 24, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,914 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    How to assemble one of the Ulrich metal models of one of the first all-metal gondolas Left top: It takes a bit more time to assemble a metal model than a plastic one but the result is worth it. Use a hobby knife to clean away any casting flash from...
  • August 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,856 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    Today, TrainLife has added an additional feature to your Groups -- polls!  This feature enables you to gather opinions and feedback within the Groups on TrainLife. Members can create poll questions within groups, which can be answered by group mem...
  • August 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,541 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Modeling the first all-steel coal-carriers Left: This all-steel riveted-construction ore car was being used, as late as 1970, to haul sawdust and other scrap. The car now resides at the Sierra Railroad's yard in Jamestown, California. Right: Most ...
  • August 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,333 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Here's a railroad that could be a model for any model railroad. There are hundreds of full-size railroads now operating in the country (many times that amount have been abandoned) that are almost "model" railroads in their operation. ...
  • August 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,203 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The best possible 'excuse' for a railroad's existence, whether real or model, is those 'black diamonds'. By Albin Burroughs There are virtually no geographic boundaries to the locale of coal. Mines are sited in just a bout any type of terrain, fro...
  • August 17, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,744 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Can a $40 kit and $8.75 worth of parts match the detail of those $150 imported brass locomotives? By Albin Burroughs Left: Use a hobby knife to trim the paper-thin pieces of metal "flash" from around the edges of all the metal parts and from the a...