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Essential Freight Cars 12

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-05
Page:
75
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
This installment covers the UTLX class X-3 tank cars. Includes prototype photos. The last half of the article is about modeling this car in HO-scale.

Essential Freight Cars 37

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This installment covers the B&O's M-26 series box cars, of which there were 13,000. Includes many prototype photos, production data, and how to model it in HO-scale.

Essential Freight Cars 45

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-07
Page:
80
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the AC&F Type 11 tank cars. First built in 1911, thousands of these cars saw service on the nation's rails. The first part of the article covers the prototype and contains several photos. The second half of the article covers the construction of such a tank car, where the author describes how he scratchbuilt one.

Essential Freight Cars Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
79
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The first installment of an on-going series of articles that cover the transition era. The first article covers the St. Louis - San Francisco single-sheathed boxcar. Includes prototype photos, builder's roster, available HO models, and a sidebar on the tools needed to modify those models.

Essential Freight Cars Part 14

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-07
Page:
88
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
In this installment the author covers the USRA 50-ton, single-sheathed box cars. Includes prototype and model photos of several railroads' cars, including the PRR X26 and X26c.

Essential Freight Cars Part 16

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-09
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This installment covers the USRA 40-ton, double-sheathed box car designed during WWI. Includes prototype and model photos of several railroads' cars.

Essential Freight Cars Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
65
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the 1937 Great Northern's double-sheathed boxcars. Includes prototype photos, a roster listing, and lots of how-to-model information. A sidebar describes how to build an accurate, rectangular box.

Essential Freight Cars Part 20

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
For this installment the author show prototype and model photos of some oddball cars: QA&P boxcar, carbon black covered hopper, and a vinegar tank car. The article has a side bar on using abrasives to prepare a model for painting.

Essential Freight Cars Part 23

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-07
Page:
95
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the B&O "wagontop" box cars, such as the M-15, M-53, and M-53A, and how to model them in HO-scale. The second half of the article covers the Milwaukee Road's ribbed-side box cars and how to model them in HO-scale. A side-bar on the PRR's X37 is also included. All have prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 23

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
93
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
1932 ARA 40-foot steel boxcars owned by the MP, SAL, and WM. Includes model and prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 24

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
96
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the Pennsylvania Railroad's R50B express reefer car. The railroad had well over 500 of them in service from the late 1920s through the 1950s. Model and prototype photos of the car are included in the article.

Essential Freight Cars Part 25

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
95
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
This article covers the steam-era gondolas of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. Includes many model and prototype photos of both railroads.

Essential Freight Cars Part 26

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-12
Page:
100
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
This article covers loads for gondolas and shows prototype and model photos of various loads, such as crates, structural steel, tanks, and scrap.

Essential Freight Cars Part 27

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-01
Page:
97
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This article covers the PRR's X31 round-roof boxcars. Includes many prototype photos and some modeling photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 28

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
96
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Lehigh Valley "Wrong-way" boxcars. Includes model and prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 32

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
82
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Soo Line single-sheathed boxcars. The Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie purchased 750 of these cars in 1912. The article has model and prototype photos and a modelers parts list.

Essential Freight Cars Part 33

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
92
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This installment covers the Santa Fe's rebuilt USRA reefers. Includes prototype and model photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 35

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is the first of two installments covering the Pennsylvania X29 boxcar, of which there were almost 19,000 on the road. Several prototype photos are included. The last part of the article covers how to model this car in HO-scale, with several finished model photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 36

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is the second installment of the PRR X29 box car. Also covered are the X28 automobile transport cars, and how to model both in HO scale.

Essential Freight Cars Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
86
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos of the NP's 10000-series double-sheathed boxcars. It has an excellent sidebar on how to make grab irons.

Essential Freight Cars Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-08
Page:
78
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
St. Louis Southwestern's (Cotton Belt) double-sheathed boxcars which were built from 1923 to 1925. Includes prototype photos, and many model photos. A side bar on modeling AB brakes is also included.

Essential Freight Cars Part 6

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
76
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers the Southern Pacific's single-sheathed boxcars, and modeling the B-50-13 and -14 cars. A side bar on modeling KC brakes and release rods is included. Several close-up detail photos of the model are also included.

Modeling Tips for Attaching Freight Car Running Boards

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-10
Page:
72
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a sidebar to a larger article, in which the author describes the finer details about how to properly attach a running board (a.k.a. roof walk) to a box car. Also described are how to install the end supports and straps, as well as grab irons.