My Library - Magazine Articles By Tom Busack

Apex of the Atlantics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
116
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article discusses the history and how to model the Pennsylvania Railroad E6 4-4-2. Article includes prototype photos, model photos, construction detail photos, and parts list. The author started with the Bowser E6 kit. He built both a 1914 and a 1920s version.

Athearn's SD40-2: A Kitbasher's Gold Mine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
108
Category:
Locomotives - SD40-2
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers how to convert the Athearn SD40-2 model into a SD38-2, a GP40X, a SD45-2, and a GP50. Includes model photos and cutting diagrams for each of those models.

Kitbash a GP50

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
86
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he made his Chicago & North Western GP50 no. 5050 from an Athearn GP35 by stretching its frame. Many detail drawings and photos are included.

Modeling an SD60

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
74
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Athearn GP50 to build this model. Includes prototype photos, unit roster, modification diagrams and photos, and parts list.