Bill Welch has returned to wrap up his work on an MKT boxcar. Here’s the Xxtreme Modeler with an update.
I last reported on my MKT War Emergency model back in June 2018 and had to be reminded I needed to do an update. I’m sorry to leave people wondering what I did to finish its detailing and construction.
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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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Xxtreme Modeler Bill Welch shared notes and images on a couple of diesel detailing projects. Here’s Bill with the scoop.
When it comes to finishing several diesels on my workbench, I am slow, slow, slow because I keep finding more fine details to add, witness the Cannon & Company first generation EMD fan kits.
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Pete Hall has been busy upgrading a Proto2000 USRA 0-8-0. He sent along details and some great photos. Click on any image to review a larger size.
My friend Chris Vanko runs a Northwest model railroad, and asked me to upgrade his Proto2000 0-8-0 to be more “NP-ish.” He provided the photos and the model, and I added a few things here and there to help it come to life.
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