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C&NW gondola upgrades

About the time John Golden’s gondola post appeared, Clark Propst was finishing up a gondola for his fleet. Here’s Clark with notes and photos.

I got this C&NW Accurail gondola kit decorated by 5th Avenue Car Shops in a trade a few years ago and finally decided to assemble it. After a quick look around, it appeared to match the C&NW prototype close enough.

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Building a Chicago & Illinois Midland USRA-type coal gondola

John Golden has wrapped up work on a coal gondola that reflects an interesting prototype. Here’s John with the details.

The Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway was a fascinating 100-mile, heavyweight coal-hauling railroad located in central Illinois. The railroad was assembled in 1905 by industrial giant Commonwealth Edison and was famous for operating long coal drags and overhead freight with second-hand steam engines from NYC, ACL and, DL&W through 1955.

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Assembling Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kits

Bill Darnaby sent tips on building resin tank car kits. Here are Bill’s notes and photos.

In this essay I will describe how I assembled the Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kit. This is not meant to be a regurgitation of the published instructions but, rather, to describe some different approaches and, maybe, helpful hints.

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