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  • January 10, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,737 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jeff Freeman The subject of this article as modeled by the author. Note the single grab iron to the left of the car side. Photo by John Longo. During the late 1930's and early 1940's "O" scale ARA proposed 1925 design cars, includ...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 8,752 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by JACK AMERINE and JEFF FREEMAN A pair of classics far from home, on a team track at Alief (near Houston), Texas in 1954. The car at left was one of the first X29's built in 1924; it has early sheathing (see text); been given the red and white "Merc...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,863 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    During this past summer I attended the S Scale Convention down in the Washington area and found it to be both interesting arid informative. The convention was particularly interesting in one particular aspect and that involved a discussi...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,707 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    AVAILABLE NOW! See it at your dealer's or order direct "Railroading through Cajon Pass" by Chard L. Walker The author of this book, Chard Walker, is eminently qualified to write the story of "Railroading through Cajon Pass" since he ...
  • January 5, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,369 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    In the early 1900's, the slender boilers and wide fireboxes of the locomotives on the roads that burned Anthracite coal caused steam locomotive cabs to be mounted ahead of the firebox, in the middle straddling the boiler. The resulting a...
  • January 4, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,612 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    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...
  • January 4, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,530 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photos by John Longo. Available from j-c Models, Box 445, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880, is an 80' streamline passenger car kit in S scale of a freelance design patterned after the car types built by Pullman-Standard and American Car &...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,637 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    All foliage photos are by the author. In the September/October 1976 issue of the Southwestern Prototype Modeler magazine we carried the first section of an article by Peter Singher on the model ing of southwestern United States desert s...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 21,130 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    DAN CREWS Photos are by the author. The EMD GP-40: a very popular model purchased by almost all major railroads. The Western Pacific has purchased forty of these locomotives in three different orders, number series 3501 to 3544. The No...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,065 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Kit bashed model of a Barnsdall triple dome tank car, No. 119. This model was made from a standard Athearn triple dome tank car kit that was cut down to the correct size. Decals are individual letters applied at one time. Model ...