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  • August 3, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,106 views - 2 comments - 1 like
      All-new HO Scale products available Tuesday, August 9th! Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car   Greenville 65ft Mill Gondola HO Scale, Greenville 60' Double P...
  • July 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,171 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by Peter Singher   LEFT: The entire diorama is simple yet extremely well detailed, and the 15" x 30"size is easy to carry and display. Author photo. RIGHT: Even the cracks in the station platform stand out as well as the passenger footstep ...
  • July 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,992 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
      Last summer I had the opportunity to visit three out-of-state hobby shops, all three in more rural areas of New England where model railroading is not as popular a hobby as it is in the heavier populated metropolitan districts. ...
  • July 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,012 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A view into the Espee's unusual TW-8 by Ron Kuykendall LEFT: The 2921 squats on a portion of the wye at Fort Ord, CA, during a photo stop. July, 1951, was the date for this Monterey area fan trip; one of a number, during this period, to use a TW-8...
  • July 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,943 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Peter Arnold   LEFT: WP 706 as modeled by Tony Quilici. He followed the article by Dan Crews that appeared in the January/February, 1976 article in the Western Prototype Modeler magazine. Western Prototype Modeler magazine. Photo by Charle...
  • July 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,086 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Con Sweet   From the collection of Con Sweet From 1888-1890, the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad had Baldwin Locomotive Works build 75 standard gauge 2-8-0 locomotives for them, class No. 120. These engines had 20" x 24" c...
  • July 27, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,077 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      George Cockle photo. THE PROTOTYPE Union Pacific's SD-24m, 3399, came onto the property as No. 423, a standard SD-24 built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in 1959. Nine years later, this unit entered the O...
  • July 27, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,879 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    editorial PROTOTYPE MODELER - December 1977 "What level of prototypical accuracy and what level of super-detailing is best for a Prototype Modeler magazine article?" This is a question that is asked relatively often and one that is sure to generate so...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,186 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A REALLY CLEAN CAR ON A REAL RAILROAD?   1. & 2. This "Super Chief" box car matches the "weathering" found on many of the real Santa Fe cars in having a light beige coating of dust kicked up as the car passed ...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,948 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    ROCK-TEXTURED SCENERY IS QUICK AND EASY WITH THIS TECHNIQUE   LEFT: One of the most famous scenes in Western railroading; the Alpine Palasades ledge on the old Denver, South Park & Pacific. Rocks like these, in the Colorado Rockies, can b...