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  • November 15, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,108 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    You can "rebuild" Athearn's 50-foot double-door boxcar just like the Monon did the prototype BY MONT SWITZER PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 18: Car 1508 was one of the 50-foot double-door boxcars rebuilt at Monon's Lafayette, Ind., shops with cushio...
  • November 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,967 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    The famous Alco road-switcher is here in plastic at last! BY JIM SIXMODEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 16: RS3 2140 leads Southern's southbound Peach Queen into Gainesville, Ga., in August 1968, This train was frequently used to ferry the Alco roa...
  • November 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,788 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Reintroducing N-scale! The best prospect of directing product development is the opportunity to raise the bar. ExactRail has adopted a new set of standards for all of ExactRail's N-scale models. We believe that we can offer something better. With the ...
  • November 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,682 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BY HAROLD A. EDMONSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 10: Only the tender and canteen outwardly give away the Jan. 17, 1985 date as westbound 614T sweeps through the snow at Quinnimont.(This photo only. David Goodheart) Page 11: Fresh snow covers the W...
  • November 10, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,512 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A simplified approach to air-brake detailing BY RICHARD HENDRICKSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 8: Here's a simplified AB air-brake system installed on an Athearn 40-foot AAR steel boxcar under construction.To form "clevis ends" for air-brake rods...
  • November 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,838 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
      B&O M-53 Wagontop Box Car Only $32.95 MSRP Factory equipped with Kadee® #58 Couplers! All-New Release!   Paint Scheme: Road # SKU: Kit -- ...
  • November 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,226 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BY JAMES E. HUMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Page 39: That Riverdale interlocking tower's days were numbered was made painfully evident by this view of workmen installing automatic switching machinery at the site. View is towa...
  • November 4, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,192 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    BY JAMES E. HUMBERT Page 35: Not often seen on the main line today, 500 Line's distinctive EMD GP30's were once considered to be its "jack-of-all-trades" units, finding employment in nearly all types of service over nearly all its principal lines. Un...
  • November 2, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,621 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    Modifications to Athearn's Quad Hopper Kit BY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSONMODELS AND MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSON Right: Milwaukee Road hopper No. 370625, photographed in 1948, had received new side sheeting to replace that weakened by corrosi...
  • November 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,314 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    BY JOHN J. RYCZKOWSKI   The Feather River, discovered in 1820 by Spanish explorer Don Luis A. Arguello, is the third longest River in the state of California. As the popular legend goes, Arguello found considerable quantities of wil...