My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars

Applying decals Standard Refrigerator Cars Pt 2

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2008 Fall
Page:
13
Author:
Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment continues from the July/August, 2007 issue of this magazine. It discusses how to apply decals, dealing with lettering the ends of the car, and has accompanying photos of the steps. A materials list is also included.

Canada's Eight-hatch Iced Refrigerator Cars Part III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-02
Page:
80
Author:
Stafford Swain
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers the GTW and PGE cars, including prototype photos, car information, scale drawings, and how one might model these in HO-scale.

Essential Freight Cars Part 24

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
96
Author:
Ted Culotta
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.

Kitbashing a PFE R-40-2-18 Reefer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
68
Author:
Dave Bayless
Scale:
HO
Description:
In addition to explaining what all the numbers in the car's model number mean, the author describes how he modeled this car. Includes model and prototype photos, and lots of references.

Kitbashing White Elephants

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
48
Author:
G.J. Michels, Jr.
Scale:
HO
Description:
The Pacific Fruit Express rebuilt two R-40-14 cars into aluminum cars in 1947. They were painted white and were a rare sight, hence their nickname. The author used InterMountain kits to build these cars.

Mather Meat Refrigerator Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
66
Author:
Martin Lofton
Description:
This article covers the history of the meat packing refrigerator cars after WWII.

Modeling a Kahn's refrigerator Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
79
Author:
Mont Switzer
Description:
Encouraged by the start of the project at a convention clinic, the author completed the car. The article focuses on the underbody detail. Includes construction photos and a materials list.

Modeling Soo Line 2600-series Milk Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
66
Author:
David Leider
Scale:
HO
Description:
These ten cars were built in 1924. The author built his model from a flat car kit, a roof from another kit, and scratchbuilt the main body. Many prototype and model construction photos, as well as scale drawings are included.

Reefer Roof Revamp

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-07/08
Page:
56
Author:
Dick Billings
Scale:
N
Description:
Scratchbuilding metal roofs and hatch platforms. Includes many detailed photos of the projects.

Resin Casting a 1920s Era Santa Fe Class RR. W Reefer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-11
Page:
92
Author:
Dennis Brown
Scale:
HO
Description:
A step-by-step article describing how to author went from building the master to pouring the resin. The model is a 1927 reefer class RR.W with a distinctive ventilator hood designed by the Santa Fe. Also includes prototype photos.

Shiny White Reefer for the Southern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
129
Author:
Bob Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model, paint, and decal these types of cars.

Upgrading Walthers' Royal Packing 40' ART Steel Reefer

Magazine:
NMRA Bulletin 2002-10
Page:
33
Author:
Richard Argo
Scale:
HO