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Entries Tagged as 'Prototype'

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Excursion Video

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

I cobbled together some audio sound bites and added them to the original video based on some initial reviews of the first iteration of this video from the nice folks at the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine including Joe Fugate and others.

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Category: Events · History · Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine · Prototype · Rail Fan

Painted Eastern Mountains on the Backdrop

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading most of the "How-To Guide" Painting Backdrops For Your Model Railroad by Mike Danneman and published by Model Railroader Books I decided it was time to tackle the next step on my blue backdrop.

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Category: Details · Fun · History · Model Railroading · Prototype

BNSF/UP in the Snow, Tabernash, CO, USA Hwy 40

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

After our sleigh ride and driving back from Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain, CO I noticed a BNSF coal consist traveling south alongside Hwy 40 between the towns of Tabernash and Fraser, CO. I instructed Benjamin to take my Canon Digital Rebel camera from┬áthe Jansport┬ábackpack and start shooting as many pictures as possible as I […]

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Category: Fun · Prototype

North American Freight Cars ~ A report on the prototype

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

In an article written in the September 2007 issue of RAILWAY AGE by Contributing Editor Roy H. Blanchard, he reports that the North American freight car fleet is getting long in the tooth. The average age of the the typical car is around 26 years, with boxcars tending to be the oldest and tank cars […]

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Category: Prototype

In search of the prototype - a basis for modeling!

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Originally posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 The last time I visited my local train shop I recall a conversation with Kim parker, he is the owner of Train Buddy Train Shop just off of Jenkins Road in Wake Forest, North Carolina Train Buddy (http://www.trainbuddy.com). We were mulling over the prototype operations of the Southern […]

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Category: Model Railroading · Prototype