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  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 9,531 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by Ken Edmier and Tim Frederick GA-191 brake-end detail. Note horizontal brake beam and low-mounted brake cylinder. GA-191 End Detail & Assembly For the GA-191 class, the brake air tank is mounted on the left s...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,181 views - 1 comment - 4 likes
    by Larry Puckett Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Chris Howard The finished model shows off the clean, simple lines of the model with the bold white Southern lettering and numerals. The Southern Railway was also known as ...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,527 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jim Teese, MMR Photos by the author The genesis of this engine goes back quite a ways. In the mid-1970s I was working for Bell Helicopter in Iran and building a few HO models in my free time. I saw an ad from AHM in Model Railroader...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,911 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by Miles & Fran Hale Photos by the author We have all been to a contest and watched the modelers bring in the apple of their eye model to enter in the contest. These models have carrying or shipping cases that are often as elaborat...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,467 views - 1 comment - 5 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photographs by the author unless otherwise indicated The Southern Railway usually doesn't come in very high on many ALCOphile's list of favorite railroads, but ALCO was one of Southern Railways favorite steam locomot...
  • September 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,757 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author This handsome structure is shown here fitted out as a school, with gardeners sprucing up the grounds and children on their way to the first day of classes. Brooklyn, NY, is still one of the larges...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,004 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author The trucks for the tank car are a little bit more complex than those for the fire car due to the addition of the brake beams on each end. Note how the metal strap between the sideframes drops down on one end thi...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,701 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author ATSF 314109, prototype for the model. Stoneburg, TX; March 1983. Santa Fe ordered 1,000 American Car & Foundry (ACF) high-cube Center Flow covered hoppers in 1973, mainly for grain service. These c...
  • May 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,710 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Here are just a few variations of the same structure that are possible when you do not follow a kits instruction sheet. It surprises me how many hobbies are actually encompassed by model railroad...
  • April 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,198 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by V.S. Roseman As mentioned in the introduction last month, Railway Express used 90-day license trucks to supplement their fleet during busy times of the year. This resulted in some very old, but still serviceable, trucks being used lo...