modeling the SP
Weathering with acrylic washes: basic technique
Weathering with acrylic washes: specific car types...
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Handout: operating like the prototype
This is a new talk handout, intended to provide citations to many of the printed and on-line resources mentioned in the talk with the same t...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Passenger cars: “skeleton” diaphragms
The topic of diaphragms on the ends of passenger cars, particularly the Southern Pacific ones I model, has been raised in this blog several ...
Sunday, May 21, 2023
An SP diesel fuel tank car, Part 2
In a previous post, I showed the prototype paint scheme I wanted to reproduce on a model car, a corrected and upgraded Athearn “42-foot tank...
Thursday, May 18, 2023
My column in the May 2023 Model Railroad Hobbyist
As many readers know, I am one of a rotating group of monthly columnists in the Model Railroad Hobbyist on-line magazine. The columns are a...
Monday, May 15, 2023
Coming less than a month after the annual convention of my home NMRA region, Pacific Coast Region (PCR), the convention of PNR (Pacific Nort...
Friday, May 12, 2023
Modeling SP passenger cars, Part 15
In recent posts on this topic, I have been describing a project to build two Southern Pacific streamlined sleeping cars, for the floor plans...
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Memorial freight cars
By this I mean freight cars from historical layouts of prominence. I was reminded of this topic while writing my previous post, an appreciat...
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