modeling the SP
Weathering with acrylic washes: basic technique
Weathering with acrylic washes: specific car types...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Redetailing a C&BT Shops box car
In the late 1980s, a new manufacturer of HO scale freight cars emerged onto the scene, called C&BT Shops. The models were produced from...
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Waybills, Part 84: weigh slips
In several previous posts in my series about prototype waybills, I have pointed out the way many railroads indicated the results of weighin...
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
A new chassis for an RSD-5
As a modeler of the steam-to-diesel “transition era,” I want my motive power fleet to include models of all the diesel power that operated...
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Freight car graffiti, Part 25: more examples
For this 25th part of my series on post-1990 graffiti on freight cars, I have two different car types to discuss, a box car and a covered h...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Waybills, Part 83: interesting examples
Over the years, a number of people have been kind enough to share with me copies of prototype waybills in their possession. By far the most...
Monday, March 29, 2021
“Vaccinate to Operate”
The title above says it all (a phrase a friend used recently). Yes, like so many, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the situation where enough peo...
Friday, March 26, 2021
B&O covered hopper, Part 2
In the previous post about this model, which represents B&O’s Class N-34 “wagon-top” covered hoppers, I showed the prototype and the mo...
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