Bob Chapman sent photos and details on a Yarmouth Model Works Atlantic Coast Line automobile boxcar he recently finished. Here’s Bob with more.
I’ve always been attracted to 40-foot, double-door auto cars; there’s a certain charm to that stubby, all-door look. When I saw Pierre’s kit at Chicagoland, it was impossible to pass up.
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Jared Harper sent an update on the latest addition for his Santa Fe branchline layout that meanders through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Here’s Jared with the scoop.
This is a partially completed model of the Santa Fe stockyards at Burlingame, KS. I used stripwood, round toothpicks for fence posts. Pat Wilkinson laser-cut the fence pieces and made the fine etched-metal gates. The base of my model is a sheet of 0.060-inch styrene. As with my other stockyards I will eventually paint the bases with my dirt color paint mix, then sprinkle on dirt-colored tile grout.
I use Krazy Glue (CA) exclusively to glue wood models. When I built my wood trestles with Krazy Glue adhesive, I could sand the bottom of the bents even by moving them back and forth on sand paper. They would have fallen apart if I had used wood glue.
Of the seven stockyards on my layout, this is the only one being constructed full size. The others are up against the backdrop and are truncated in one way or another. Because of this stockyard location in the middle of the Burlingame wye there was no backdrop to build up against.
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Jim Dufour recently sent images and info on Randy Laframboise’s and Mike Sparks’ HO scale Rutland Mainline subdivision, circa 1952. It was too nice not to share. Many thanks to Randy, Mike, and Jim for permission to share with our readers. Here’s Jim!
This dispatch highlights some of the trackside industries that caught my eye along Randy and Mike’s Rutland Mainline subdivision, circa 1952. The lead image, above, is a hardwood mill at Brandon. It’s been said that many of the homes in Brandon featured the very best hardwood floors in Vermont!
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Bill Welch has been busy on the workbench. He sent notes and images on improving a kit roof to make it look like a Hutchins. Here’s Bill with the details.
Here is my attempt to model a Hutchins roof using the very basic roof Funaro & Camerlengo provides with their sweet little D&H boxcar kit.
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