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  • May 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,474 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Tim Frederick Gondola cars are very common, and it is hard to find a manifest freight train without one. Since many gondola designs were railroad specific, finding models tha...
  • May 9, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,617 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by David G. Casdorph Photos courtesy Freight Cars Journal BN 534992 roster view. Shown here in a siding along the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Notice that the tubs, B-end rungs, handrails, brake wheel, etc., are all painted black. ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,430 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Easy Tips to Improve Realism By Scott Seekins Illustrations by the author Although very excellent commercial gondola and hopper loads are currently available in N scale, even more startling effects can easily be attained by improving these existing lo...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 13,151 views - 6 comments - 7 likes
    Making Loads For Gondolas & Flat Cars By Christopher Brimley Flatcars and gondolas always seem to lack something when you take them out of the box. They need a little weathering so they are not so new and glossy, and they seem to be screaming for a lo...