Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My column on trucks in the September MRH

The September, 2016 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) has just been released. This month it’s again my turn to appear as a columnist in the column series, “Getting Real.” My topic is trucks, both the prototype at the detail level, and also modeling them. You can download this or any issue of MRH for free at their website,
     Regular readers of this blog will recognize that I have been posting about truck modeling for several months, and I provide links to those prior posts below. But the material in the MRH column is almost entirely distinct from the blog posts, even though the information naturally is very much parallel. The column contains significantly more information about prototype trucks than do any of the posts, but perhaps a little less about modeling.
     Here are the links to previous posts about trucks:

and in addition to those links, I should mention the excellent Richard Hendrickson document on HO scale model trucks, identifying which one match which prototypes; I presented a Google Drive link to that document in this blog post: .
     I have further ambitions for modeling freight car trucks in the context of wheelset changing or truck repair, and will be posting more on these topics. But in the meantime, the MRH article should provide good background.
Tony Thompson

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, and thanks for the really great article in MRH!
    The CSRM has at least one of the wheel lathes from the SP Shops. If you ever get the chance to do the CSRM shops tour, it's well worth it.