George Toman shares his work updating a couple HO scale reefer kits. George has some cool techniques in this post.
In 1923, the Western Pacific joined Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) and added a number of cars to the PFE fleet. The cars were built to current PFE standards and designs. They featured a WP herald on the right side. Although owned by the WP, were part of the general PFE fleet.
John Golden tackled a neat HO scale box car project recently. He shared the following details and photos for the blog.
Earlier this year I purchased a custom set of HO scale resin freight car parts from Westerfield Models to assemble a unique Rock Island single-sheathed box car. Modification and assembly of the parts is simple and any modeler could create a similar car with a little time and patience.
I attended the recent Indy Junction event. This was a combination convention with three NMRA regions hosting, plus an RPM Conference. It was fully loaded with presentations, modular layouts, operating sessions, home layout tours, model contest and display rooms, vendor rooms, and more. My brain is still recovering.