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M O D ELING MODERN INTERMODAL

B y studying a "frozen" scene o n e can discern specific deta i ls. However, with the train com ing a t me a t 4 5 mph i t w a s the visual im pression that prom pted me to take this photo.

ft a bout anything

is always of interest to me. Personal l y speaking I enjoy seeing the miniaturization of a real object more than

A. H I GHLY D ETAILED MODEL of just

anything else. Does this mean that every l ittle bit of prototype detail needs to be on the miniature in order for me to appreciate it or enjoy looking at the miniature? Not al-

ways ... a lot depends on the p urpose for which the model was built. P urpose is l ike opening a can of worms, so j ust let if suffice to say that the purpose of the model i s

T his photo offers several visual impressions. Fi rst would b e the containers, a n d what stands o u t the most is t h e weather ing patterns. Note the lower container in the foreground is an ex-BN America with only reporting marks and n u m ber on the front wall (and on the rear which can't be seen here). The car is a three-unit a rticu lated All Pu rpose Well Car which i s not cu rrently available in model form, but the visual impression can b e replicated using t h e Walthers sta nd-alone AP Well Car or even the Athearn or A-Line Husky-Stack. 52 T M O D E L RAI LROA D I N G
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