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  • October 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,907 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    ATHEARN HO SCALE -- BACHMANN HO SCALE -- ATLAS N SCALE -- BACHMANN N SCALE -- WEAVER 0 SCALE CAR SPOTTERS GUIDE NO. 21By Jim Eager Athearn was the first to produce a model of this very common prototype, and that kit has been used for ...
  • October 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,268 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Bachmann had pre-production models of its GE Dash 8-40CW on display. The model is due at your dealer by Christmas. An SD45 will be next.Accurail is producing a 55-ton USRA steel hopper with a one-piece injection molded plastic body. It will be offered...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,408 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Richard Hendrickson Right top: The first of the Santa Fe's steel-sheathed rebuilt refrigerator cars, SFRD 31254, was rolled out of the West Wichita shops in March 1936. The USRA-design underframe and Andrews Lsection trucks were from an Rr-W origi...
  • October 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,047 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Richard Hendrickson Right top: Underside of Rr-19 model with details in place (modified kit end and side sills were used on this model, as the Jordan parts were not yet available). Brake cylinder and AB valve are mounted on strip styrene supports;...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,905 views - 3 comments - 1 like
    To aid in properly mixing up solids which have settled out in model paint jars, first stir up the bottom, then drop in a steel nut or a ball bearing, close the lid and shake to mix. The ball will pulverize and evenly distribute the pigme...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,383 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    FREIGHT HOUSES, PART IV By Robert Schleicher Page 18: This photo originally appeared in the PRR T&HS magazine, The Keystone, and it was reprinted in the August 1990 issue of "The Journal." The "White Terminal Co." building is visible near the ce...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,103 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    FROM MICRO-TRAINS' N SCALE MODEL Robert Ortiz started with an undecorated Micro-Trains 20009 40-foot PS-1 box car. He used the W. C. Whittaker photograph from the August 1993 issue of "The Journal" along with with Polly S Box Car Red Pa...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,260 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Photo from the collection of Louis A. Marre The information you need to select the paint, decals and HO scale detail parts to make a precise replica of this prototype locomotive from HO, N or O scale models. General Electric began pr...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,042 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    By Robert Higgins Stewart has adapted Kato's trucks and motor to their series of injection-molded plastic locomotives. This particular model is the Phase IV version of the General Electric U25B, but all Stewart models should have very s...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,639 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    D. Scott Chatfield A solid train of auto racks on the Southern Pacific mainline east of Reno, Nevada. -- J. Fred Coots, Jr., photo The first article on auto racks, in the June 1992 issue, described the prototypes and the matching model...