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  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,125 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...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,894 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    By Robert Schleicher To upgrade appearance and minimize derailments, replace the couplers on the Con-Cor cars with Micro-Trains body mounted, pivoting couplers, as used on Micro-Trains 89-foot flat cars. Con-Cor offers its N scale au...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,688 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Robert Schleicher Replace the side panels on the Con-Cor auto rack with etched brass parts from N Scale of Nevada to capture the "see through" appearance of the prototype cars. An index of previous articles in this series on upgrad...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,079 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Mike Daniels Modify the sides of the basic rack, extend the individual panels, and create a replica of this Rock Island auto rack. This Rock Island auto rack differs from the prototypes for the Walthers HO scale and Con-Cor N scal...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,152 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Mark Malmkar Dining cars are always candidates for interior detailing since they have large windows. When you see the white tablecloths flash as the car goes by, there is no mistaking it for another car. Detailing these cars will make them even more...