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R ailmodel Journal Staff
Publisher: Larry Bell Editor: F. Hoi Wagner, Jr. Regular Contributors:

Louis A. Marre, Diesels Jim Eager, Today's Modeling Todd Sullivan, (c. 1960-1969) Modeling John Nehrich, (c. 1945-1959) Modeling Richard Hendrickson, (c. 1940-1949) Modeling Tom Hood, Canadian Modeling Robert Higgins , Model Locomotives Doug Gurin (Layout Design S IG), Layout Design Rick Brendel, Electronics
Art Director: Rick Hennigar C irculation: Sherri Patterson Circulation Manager: Lori Austin-Rase

July 1989

Volume 1, Number 2

Contributions: Mail to 2403 Champa St., Den ver, CO 80205. All material must be accompanied by return postage. We assume no liability or re sponsibility for loss or damage to material. Any material accepted is subject to such revision as is necessary in our sole discretion to meet the re quirements of the publication. Payment will be made within 30 days of publication, unless pre vious arrangements have been made in writing, at our current rates which cover the author's and/or contributor's right, title and interest in and to the material mailed, including but not limited to photographs, drawings, charts and designs, which shall be considered as text. The act of mailing the manuscript and/or material shall constitute an ex press warranty that the material is original and in no way an infringement upon the rights of others. Readers: Note that the procedures and materials contained in the various articles in this magazine are presented in good faith but that no warranty is given and no results guaranteed from any use of this material. Nor is any freedom from other patent or copyright implied. Since there is no way for us to control the application of material pre sented in this magazine, Golden Bell Press and the respective editors, authors, photographers and il lustrators disclaim any liability for untoward re sults and/or for any physical injury that may be in curred by using any of the material published in this magazine.

Table of Contents: "The Jou rnal"
A ll Scales

All Scales

Cars in Context: Buffalo, New York, circa 1 937 . . .. .... . .. .. . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Your Top Tips: Readers' " better ideas" for modeling . . . . . . . . . .. .. ..... . . . . . . . . . 25 to make your miniatures more realistic Operations Operations Freight Houses (how their cars were moved), part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sand Plants (loading and weighing cars), part I . . . . . . .. ...... . . . . . . ..... . ... 30 Scenic Modeling Methods Scenic Modeling Methods P lanting a "forest" of trees .. . .. . . .... . . . . . .. . . .... .. ....... . . . . . . . . . . .. 38 Readers' Roster: Additions to your freight car modeling knowledge . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 58

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Focus on Freight Cars, No. I : A thearn Propane Tank Car . .. ... . . .. .. ....... . .. . . Modeling 50-foot Piggyback Flats, circa 1 960- 1 969, in color . . .. Your Layout on Tour: The Kirkpatricks' HO Scale T-D&FAP ..... .. . . . . . ... .. . . . Kit Conversion: Freight House from Pola and Pikestuff Parts . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . Techniques . . . for better and easier modeling: Kadee Couplers on HO Scale Kits , part I I ... . .. .... .. . .. . . .. . . . . . . . ... Structure Super-Details. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . .. .. . . .. . .. Locomotives i n Action: Test/Improve/Retest: Oriental Limit's Powerhouse HO Scale 2-8-8-2 ..... . . . .. ...... .. .. . . . ...... Modeling Cab-Unit Diesels, part I: The EMD F3 , in color ... . . . . . . . . ...... . .. . . . . Diesels, Detail-by-Detail: GE's U25B on the SP . . . . . . . ... ...... . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... Modeling 50-foot Box Cars, circa 1 894- 1 932, part 1 .... . . .. . . . .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . Modeling Modern-Era Tank Cars
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Modeling 50-foot Piggyback Flats, circa 1 960- 1 969, in color . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kit Conversion: Freight House from Model Power and Micro Engineering . . Techniques .. . for better and easier modeling: Structure Super-Details . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . . Locomotives i n Action: Test/Improve/Retest: Hallmarki Samhongsa F3 A and B, single and multiple unit .... . ..... Modeling Cab-Unit Diesels, part I: The EMD F3 , in color . ... . . ... ... ... Diesels, Detail-by-Detail: GE's U25B on the SP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Modeling Modern-Era Tank Cars .. . . .. . ....... . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . ....

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accept advertising only from manufacturers, authorized direct importers, publishers and distributors for their products. No dealer or discount mail order advertising - no discount ads of any type - will be accepted. Publisher reserves the right to reject copy, text and/or illustrations or complete ads. R AILMODEL JOURNAL is published 12 times a year by Golden Bell Press, 2403 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205, phone (303) 296-1600, FAX (303) 295-2159. Price per single copy is $2.75, or $28.00 per year in the U.S.A. Individual copy prices higher in Canada and other countries. F oreign sUbscnptions $32.00 for 12 issues, pay able in U.S. funds. RAILMODEL JOURNAL, ISSN 043-5441, copyright 1989 by Golden Bell Press. All rights reserved. Second Class Postage paid at Denver, CO. POSTMASTER: Send ad dress c hanges to Railmodel Journal, 2 403 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205. R AILMODEL JOURNAL - July 1 989

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L ocmotives in Action: Test/Improve/Retest: Weaver Alco FA-2 Diesel . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . ... . .. . ..... . . . .. Modeling 50-foot Box Cars , c irca 1 894- 1 932, part I .. . .. . Modeling Modern-Era Tank Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . o Scale News, a regular column on '/4-inch scale .. .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .
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Modeling Cab-Unit Diesels, part I: The EMD F3, in color. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. .. .. 40

4 C alendar . .. . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 4 What's New' 3, 74 Railroad Prototype Modelers Report .. . . . . .. . . . . . . ......... .. ....... . . ........ 72
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