Posts Tagged ‘rolling stock’

High Nose U-Boat

Posted on February 27th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

I model the Norfolk & Western in 1971 (in addition to my fictional WP&P, which I treat as if it were recently merged into N&W). I’ve got a good sampling of EMD and ALCo engines to fill my roster, but one thing lacking are the GE U-boats. I can readily get my hands on a […]

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More On Hopper Weighting

Posted on February 3rd, 2012, by Michael Rountree

With the recent acquisition of another Atlas 90-ton triple hopper (thanks TwinDad!), I figured this is a good opportunity to show how I am going about bringing the car weight up. Open hoppers are notoriously difficult, since they lack places to hide unsightly weights like the self-adhesive chunks I usually use in closed cars. The key is to use sheets of lead, which can be cut and fit in without being conspicuous.

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Roster: Locomotives

Posted on December 12th, 2011, by Michael Rountree

My engines, mostly diesel but a few steam too.

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Roster: Caboose

Posted on December 12th, 2011, by Michael Rountree

My caboosen. Er, cabeese.

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Roster: Passenger Cars

Posted on December 12th, 2011, by Michael Rountree

Passenger cars, including mail and express.

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