Prototype Railroad Topics
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Finishing the Sunshine CB&Q XA-14
The completed XA-14C CB&Q 46696 Several weeks back, I shared some of the work I had done on a Sunshine Models CB&Q XA-14C. I have s...
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Image from Kalmbach/MR digital access In our lives, we all meet a small number of people who seem to do everything well, always send handwri...
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Finishing a Bill Welch Model - Reading USRA-design 70-ton Class GML Gondola
Much of Bill's model work that he was engaged in just prior to his death was lost due to the condition of his apartment after he was adm...
Friday, May 19, 2023
Flat Car Friday - Milwaukee Heavy Duty Flats
uncredited image purchased from ebay auction; note absence of stake pockets The Milwaukee had two 200-ton heavy duty flat cars (FG* althou...
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Small layout concept
Morgan St. freight house and yard, Hartford, CT, June, 1941, Marion Post Wolcott, FSA-OWI Collection, Library of Congress, Call no. LC-USF...
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Achievement vs. Accomplishment and Learning in our hobby
The New York Times published a guest opinion piece by Adam Gopnik, entitled " What We Lose When We Push Our Kids to 'Achieve'...
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Some context for weathering of freight cars
Illinois Central R.R., freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill. The C & O and Nickel Plate Railroads lea...
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