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

A High End Build

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-09
Page:
54
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
O
Description:
Bob describes how he built a super-detailed, high-quality stock car to Proto 48 O-scale standards.

A Super-detailed Stock Car

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
36
Author:
Joe Greynolds
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shows how to take a Grandt Line On3 stock car kit and build it into an S-scale standard-gauge one. The editor built one, too, and his comments are interjected in the article. Includes two completed model photos.

Build a Milwaukee Road Stock Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
86
Author:
John Swanson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Detailing a Matua model to create a 1929 stock car. Includes prototype and model photos.

Creating a 72-foot Circus Stock Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
The author kitbashed two Scenery Unlimited 40-foot circus stock cars into this model.

D&RGW Narrow-Gauge Stock Cars

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
11
Author:
Don Stewart
Scale:
S
Description:
This article provides the extensive historical research the author has done on these cars. Drawings of the various lettering schemes are includes, as well as several prototype photos. The article concludes by briefly listing the S-scale models that are available to model these cars.

Fowler Stock Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
99
Author:
John Riddell
Description:
Many different railroad's stock cars are covered in this article, each accompanied by at least one prototype photo.

From the Ranch to the Rails

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-09
Page:
43
Author:
Harry M. Haythorn
Description:
This article describes the history of how the UP was involved in cattle transportation.

Modeling a Stockcar in its Golden Years

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
111
Author:
Tom Garrett
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a Westerfield kit to build a model of the Canadian Pacific's Fowler stockcar as it was in 1965 when it was used to carry petroleum products.

Pennsylvania Open-top Stock Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
24
Author:
Rudy Kouhoupt
Scale:
HO
Description:
The PRR didn't have many stock cars, but the one the author built fits in the 1900s time frame. He built one in HO scale and one in 3/8" scale, Gauge 1. Includes a bit of history, model photos, construction photos, and construction and scale drawings.

Scratch-build a 1909 Pennsylvania Railroad Class Kf Stock Car Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
14
Author:
John R. Porter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author starts of by providing prototype background information about this car. The construction begins with the center sill, floor support, brake system, body bolster, side sills, coupler-mounting pads, painting the frame, and floor construction. The includes a large number of diagrams, a parts list, and some model and prototype photos. The underframe was used for box cars and reefers of that same era, so this article can be used to scratchbuild those as well. Includes a sidebar what PRR "freight-car red" is and how we can model it.

Scratch-build a 1909 Pennsylvania Railroad Class Kf Stock Car Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
19
Author:
John R. Porter
Scale:
S
Description:
Covered in this installment are: the sides, the ends, assembling the body, the roof, and some updates to Part 1. Lots of diagrams are included, as well as a couple of model photos.

Some Thoughts on Weathering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
28
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
The author completes an East West Rail Service SOO stock car, and provides tips on how he ages and weathers the painted wood model.