My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Locomotives - Diesel

#1125 Weathering Technique

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-01/02
Page:
60
Author:
Scott Seekins
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes his techniques for applying weathering to an SW9 diesel switcher.

1988 AF Wabash Alco PA Electrical Contact Repair

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
25
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Scale:
S
Description:
The Wabash PA locomotives may not have their contact wires make proper contact, so this brief article describes how to fix that.

1994 Was the Year of the Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-12
Page:
66
Author:
Cody Grivno
Description:
This article covers motive power, passenger and freight trains, and environmentally friendly locomotives of the year 1994.

3-foot Gauge Huckleberry Railroad #11

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
47
Author:
Edward H. Cass
Description:
In 1968-9 Plymouth built 35 Model HSG, 5-ton, torque converter locomotives for the U.S. Army ammunition plant in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This page shows scale drawings and one prototype photo.

A Guide to PRR F-Units and Their Evolutions Part 2 of 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.1
Page:
3
Author:
Jack Consoli
Description:
This issue comes with two scale drawings of F7 A and B units. The articles discusses F7 and F3 Betterments, Maintenance Modifications, Painting & Lettering, Repainting, Renumbering, Leased Units, and Dispositions. There are lots of detail drawings, close-up photos of items in the text, and accident photos (for seeing details that might otherwise be blocked from view).

A Kitbashed SW1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
75
Author:
Ron Nemec
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype information and how the author modeled it using an IHC SW1 carbody, frame and trucks from an Athearn SW1500, and a Sagami motor.

A Lean, Green Machine

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
39
Author:
Jack Hykaway
Description:
Photos and information about the Canadian National's ET44AC, meeting the latest EPA standards. Includes many prototype photos.

A Look at SP's GP35's and SD40's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
74
Author:
Dave Lustig & Joe Strapac
Description:
Covers the history of these second-generation engines, accompanied by several prototype photos.

A Prototypical Dummy Unit

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
23
Author:
Will Mitchell
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling a Canadian Pacific MLW RS 18 Control Cab. Includes prototype and modeling photos, and a parts list for super-detailing this unit.

A Thumbnail Switcher

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
67
Author:
Tom Knapp
Scale:
Nn3
Description:
Using a Toma Model Works kit, the author built a very small four-wheeled Nn3 industrial switcher, which includes a DCC decoder! Includes detailed instruction photos.

A Trio of N Scale Switchers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-03
Page:
72
Author:
Robert Turner
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he painted and detailed three Life-Like SW9 models. Includes model and prototype photos, and materials lists.

A Whitcomb Industrial Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
114
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
A short article about a 30-ton Whitcomb switcher, which includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Action Red GP38

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
172
Author:
Gerry Gilliland
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers modeling a CP Rail GP38. Includes construction details, and a parts list.

Add Vent Windows to Your FP-7

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Geracci
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he simulated the side vent window of the cab of the American Models FP-7. Includes diagrams.

Adding Operational Interests: Delivering New Diesels

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-09
Page:
68
Author:
Keith M. Kohlmann
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how you can model brand new diesel engines being delivered.

Alco DL109 Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
24
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
This installment covers the releases of this engine to the New York, New Haven & Hartford ("NH"). Includes lots of prototype photos.

Alco DL702 (RSD12)

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-07
Page:
60
Author:
Michael Cartabiano
Scale:
HO
Description:
Alco built 161 of these from 1956 to 1963. The author used a Model Power RS11 as the basis for his model. Article includes interior and exterior photos of the model.

Alco PA The Burly Beauty Part 8

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-09/10
Page:
55
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
This installment covers the Pennsylvania Railroad's and Southern Pacific's PA engines. Includes many photos.

Alco Switcher Spotting Features

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-10
Page:
41
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
How one can spot the difference between an Alco S1, S2, S3, and S4.

Alco's RS-3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
79
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
An in-depth look at the RS-3, includes many prototype photos, and scale drawings.

All About Sharks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-05
Page:
34
Author:
Louis A. Marre
Description:
Covers the history of the Baldwin Locomotives Works' DR6-4-2000, a.k.a. "Shark" because of its profile. Lots of prototype photos of both A and B units, mostly PRR. Includes an ownership summary.

All Switchers Look Alike

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
46
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
Most EMD switchers showed little changes in over 30 years.

An AC Powered FP7

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
4
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Scale:
S
Description:
For those who have an AC-powered layout, the American Models' FP7, which is DC-powered, can be converted to either a single-direction AC-powered engine, or a bi-directional engine using the Williams #1010 reverse unit. How to do that is covered in this article. Includes photos.

An EMD SD30?

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
29
Author:
Jerry Moyers
Description:
EMD produced matching SD units to their GP units, but they never did an SD30 (nor a SD20). The scale drawing shows what an SD30 might have looked like.

An HO Baldwin Quartet

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
74
Author:
William Hitchner
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how the author built four Baldwin switchers, two DS 4-4-10, a VO 1000, and a DS 4-4-6. Scale drawings and detailed construction photos are included.

An Inexpensive Narrow-gauge Diesel Switcher from Commercial Parts

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
22
Author:
Gary Jordan
Scale:
S
Description:
The author built a model using the Athearn Hustler industrial switcher and the NWSL PDT that was re-gauged to Sn3. Includes photos and a parts list.

An S scale Christmas present: the F-3s

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his lessons learned trying to build an A-B-B-B-A consist of the new S-Helper Service F3 engines.

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

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
108
Author:
Tom Busack
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.

B&O Alco RS-1 - Twice

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-05
Page:
54
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
Wanting to occasionally operate his layout in a more modern setting, Brooks decides to add an RS-1 to his layout. However, with one currently not available (Railmaster Hobbies makes a kit but they are currently out of production), he converts an American Models RS-3. Not happy with his initial attempt, he rebuilds it to where the body is essentially scratchbuilt. Many construction photos of both attempts are shown. He also covers the installation of DCC and sound and how he painted and lettered the model.

Back Shop

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #2
Page:
52
Description:
Roof-top photos of several C&NW GP50 locomotives.

Back Shop

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #3
Page:
62
Description:
Roof-top photos of SD60 locomotives.

Baldwin Switcher

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
46
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
A single photo of a Baldwin switcher still running at an elevator east of Montpelier, Ohio.

Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) EMD GP40

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-12
Page:
52
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Super-detailing this locomotive in both HO and N-scale. Includes prototype photos and parts lists,

Before and After... Modeling a Pair of High-nose GP30s

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
55
Author:
Andy Lester
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a Norfolk Southern and a Southern GP30 using Like-Like Proto 2000 GP30 engines as their base. Includes prototype and modeling photos, as well as a parts lists for building these.

BN's Big Brutte: the C30-7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
130
Author:
David A. Bontrager
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article includes prototype photos and many modeling details to build a replica of this locomotive with a Rail Power Products' body shell.

BNSF C44-9W

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
118
Author:
Pelle Soeborg
Scale:
HO

Bowser PRR Baldwin RS-12 in HO-scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
7
Author:
Tim Garner
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author does a critical review of the Bowser model after providing a brief history of the prototype engine. The article includes model and prototype photos.

Build a General Electric 23-ton Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-09
Page:
102
Author:
Jackie McNeil
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes this engine, and how it was modeled using the photoetching technique, to be able to build more than one of them. The motor is the NWSL PDT. Includes prototype photos, many model photos, and a parts list.

Build a Southern Pacific SW1500 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
122
Author:
Bob Fingerle
Scale:
HO
Description:
In addition to the brief history of the engine modeled, the article describes how the author used a Athearn SW7 and an SW1500 body cast to build this model. Includes several diagrams, close-up photos, and prototype photos.

Build an N Scale Chesapeake & Ohio Alco RSD-5

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
148
Author:
Bernard Kempinski
Scale:
N
Description:
The author used an Atlas RSD-12 frame and a RS-3 shell to model this engine. Includes a parts list and a prototype photo.

Build an NW2 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-12
Page:
72
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
At the time of this article there were no NW2 models available in HO-scale, so the author describes how he built one starting with an Athearn SW1500. The article includes many prototype photos, scale drawings, and detailed photos of various construction close-ups.

Build an Upgraded SD40-2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-01
Page:
84
Author:
Erik Bergstrom
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modified and custom-painted this engine for the Kalmbach employee club layout. Topics includes cab details, body preparations, spray painting, applying lettering, pilot details, assembly, and weathering with powdered pastels. Includes a parts list.

Building a Branchline Road Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-09
Page:
82
Author:
Andrew Castle
Scale:
HO
Description:
Kitbash the EMD SDL39. Includes how to kitbash from parts of other locomotives and a side bar on the prototype SDL39.

Building an Alco S-2 From a Lionel 3-rail Dummy Model

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-03/04
Page:
54
Author:
Jacky Molinaro
Scale:
O
Description:
This French modeler put the parts together to build this engine to fit his layout. Includes many construction photos. (related web page)

Bull Session

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-09
Page:
112
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
Contains additional information about the GE 44-tonner described in the other articles listed for this issue.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Switchers Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
35
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
After a brief introduction about the prototype SW12 engines, the author describes how to model these in HO- and N-scale. Includes parts lists for superdetailing the models.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe GMLG SD70MAC

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-04
Page:
51
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos and parts list for HO- and N-scale models.

Changing 3-Axle Sideframes

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-07/08
Page:
52
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Converting a 3-axle EMD sideframe to a GE sideframe, as part of placing a Bachmann Spectrum CW40-8 shell on a Kato SD40-2 mechanism.

Chessie System SD40-2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
143
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Installing details and painting this Athearn model. Includes prototype and model photos as well as a detailing parts list.

Chicago & North Western RSD5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
24
Author:
Rich Picariello

Chicago & Northwestern EMD GP15-1

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
50
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype information and photos, and how to model these units in HO and N scale.

Classic EMD Diesels on the Boston & Maine: EMD's BL2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-10
Page:
81
Author:
Don James
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and modeling photos. Includes installation of Sountraxx decoder and speaker.

Classic EMD Diesels on the Boston & Maine: EMD's FT

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-10
Page:
76
Author:
Robert E. Bennett
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and modeling photos.

Classification Lights

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
53
Author:
Jeff Abbott
Scale:
N
Description:
The author installs marking lights on an Intermountain SD40T-2 Snoot. Includes materials list, decoder settings, and close-up photos of the installation.

Closing the Gap: Modifying Coupler Mounts

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shows how to modify the mounting plate for an FP-7 to allow for closing coupling. Also shown are how to make similar adjustments to passenger cars. Automatic uncoupling is still possible after the adjustments.

Conrail (CR) EMD SW1500

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
45
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos. Details materials list.

Conrail Colors

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
28
Author:
Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers lots of prototype information about Conrail diesels, to help the author figure out how to properly paint and decorate the GP30 brass models his company imported.

Conrail EMD GP35

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-02
Page:
46
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos and detailing parts list for HO and N-scale models.

Conrail's ex-Leigh Valley U23Bs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
90
Author:
Dennis Lippert
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history lesson, the author describes how he built these models using an Atlas model as a start. Includes one prototype photo.

Converting a Bachmann On30 Rail Bus & Trailer to On3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
75
Author:
Bob Brown
Scale:
On3
Description:
The author describes how he did the conversion.

CP Rail EMD SD40-2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
50
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos.

CSX Legacy: Rare Ancestor GP40s

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-05/06
Page:
35
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
The author created six different models from the Atlas GP40 to add "color" to his CSX standard roster. Includes photos and descriptions of each.

CV = Color Variety

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-08
Page:
98
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
Various prototype photos of the Central Valley locomotives and their various color schemes. Includes a track diagram of the Central Vermont and Grand Trunk.

D&RGW SD-50 #5517

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
17
Author:
Michael Elkin
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the S-scale OMI model. Includes some prototype photos, many close-up model photos, and a parts list.

Dash 8 in Conrail Blue

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
148
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Information about how to build and paint a Rail Power Products GE C32-8. Includes model and prototype photos.

Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) SD40T-2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-02
Page:
48
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos and descriptions and parts list for detailing an HO-scale model by Athearn and an N-scale model by InterMountain.

Detail N Scale Santa Fe PAs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-02
Page:
82
Author:
Bill Pearce
Scale:
N
Description:
Covers removing molded-on grab irons, installing stirrup steps, adding m.u. receptacles and hoses, installing grab irons, painting, and weathering the Kato PA-1 and PB-1 units. Includes a parts list.

Detail The Tail

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
36
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to super-detail the back end of an F-unit locomotive, a section that is often overlooked. Includes a photo, drawings, and a parts list.

Detailing a Model for an Operating Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
81
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author provides tips on how to super-detail your locomotives, but yet still allow for longevity when those engines are used during operating sessions.

Detailing a Putt Trains Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
Page:
16
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his building this small, unpowered industrial switcher, with a battery powering the LED headlights. It would be great in a train or as a scenic element.

Detailing a Reading C-424

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-07
Page:
88
Author:
Alan Mende
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article discusses detailing an Atlas Alco C-424. Includes model close-up photos and detail drawings. Also included is one prototype photo taken in 1963.

Detailing an Algoma Central Railway GP7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-05
Page:
72
Author:
David Mehew
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Athearn GP9, the author superdetailed and painted this model for a friend. Includes prototype and model photos.

Detailing an NYS&W RS-1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
52
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he detailed an Atlas model to represent the engine on the Susquehanna. He models summer time so the roof hatches and engine compartment doors are modeled open. The engine is heavily weathered. Includes 1950s prototype photos, and model photos, including construction. A parts list is also included.

Detailing an RS-2 and RS-3 for the Boston & Maine

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-10
Page:
52
Author:
Mark Sharp
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model and prototype photos.

Detailing an SCL B23-7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
78
Author:
Paul Faulk
Description:
The Dash 7 series of locomotives were introduced in 1977 by EMD. The author describes how he built this model from Athearn parts and a Bachmann shell. Includes prototype and model photos, and a parts list.

Detailing Reading's GP40-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-03
Page:
70
Author:
Jim Hertzog
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modeled this engine using the Athearn GP40-2. The article includes prototype and model photos, and a parts list.

Diesel Air and Electrical M.U. Connections

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-11
Page:
120
Author:
Paul Schmidt
Description:
Multiple-unit electrical cables and hoses, brake lines. Includes prototype photo of an F3.

Diesel Detailing Part 1

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers using B.T.S. detailing parts to super-detail the pilot of an American Models GP9. Includes one prototype photo.

Diesel Detailing Without Repainting: Upgrading an Athearn GP38-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
90
Author:
Michael A. Stasinski
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article describes how the author super-detailed the model using prototype photos as references. Model and prototype photos are included, as well as a parts list.

Diesel Dirt

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-03/04
Page:
42
Author:
Ted Wyskida
Scale:
N
Description:
Weathering diesel locomotives using fingerprint powder.

Don Phillips' Large Scale Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
122
Author:
Thomas J. Swenson
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
A small business, Backyard Rails, builds large-scale locomotives. Photos of their operation and their workmanship are shown in the article.

Eagle E7 in HO

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
155
Author:
Jim Wilhite
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using a Cary cast white-metal body on a Model Power E7, this article describes how accurately model a Missouri Pacific E7.

Easy Ditch Lights

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-05/06
Page:
50
Author:
Jim Reising
Scale:
N
Description:
Installing ditch lights in an Atlas Dash 8.

Electro-Motive 2000-HP E7-B - 1945-49

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
43
Author:
George Trager
Description:
Prototype photos (NYC and SP) and scale drawings of the E7 "B" unit are shown on this page.

Electro-Motive FTs

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
2
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief history of the FT locomotives, the author continues by covering the River Raisin's brass FT models. Includes model and prototype photos, and a table for which railroads to use the parts that come with the model.

Electro-Motive Leasing (EML) Locomotives Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
56
Author:
Rich Picariello
Scale:
multi
Description:
This installment describes how to super-detail an Athearn or Life-Like HO-scale model and a Kato or Life-Like N-scale model of the GP38-2 engine.

Electro-Motive SW1 Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-11
Page:
109
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This article covers the history and specs of this engine. Includes are several prototype photos and scaled drawings.

EMD 2300-hp SD39 - 1968-70

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
36
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
Prototype photos and a scale drawing accompany this brief article about this locomotive.

EMD Geep Model Roundup

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
66
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
50 years of EMD model GP's, all scales.

EMD GP35 Phase 2

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-01/02
Page:
39
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Starting with an Atlas GP35 Phase 1, the author built a GP35 Phase 2. Shows model photos, modification diagrams, and close-up detail photos.

EMD SD28

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
32
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
The author converted an Atlas SD35 and replaced the shell with one from an Atlas GP38. Includes a prototype photo of this rare locomotive.

EMD's GP9

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
74
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

EMD's Modern Switchers Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
58
Author:
David Frost & Jerry Moyers
Description:
This first installment covers the SW1000 and SW1001. These were produced in 1966 by EMD and had 1,000hp engines. The SW1000 was used for general yard duty, and the SW1001 was used in dedicated industries. The article contains prototypes photos of many railroads, and scale drawings of both models.

EMD's Modern Switchers Pt II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
74
Author:
David Frost
Description:
This installment covers the SW1500. Contains many prototype photos, production roster, and scale drawings.

EMD's SW-1 Switch Engine

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief prototype description of this engine, the author goes into the kit construction manufactured by Locomotive Workshop. Includes model and construction photos, and several scaled drawings of the model.

Engines of American Flyer The S-8 Baldwin Switcher

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 6, Fall 1982
Page:
10
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Scale:
S
Description:
After describing the history of the prototype engine, the author reviewed the A.F. version.

Evolution of an EMD Diesel Truck

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-06
Page:
65
Author:
Allen J. Brewster
Description:
Early truck drawings were simplified versions, so they were not accurate. This article shows how trucks were more accurately drawn at the time of publication for Model Railroader. Includes dimensions and parts identification diagrams, as well as prototype photos.

Ex-PRR Yard is International

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
17
Author:
Dan Cupper
Description:
Ferromex SD70ACe comes to the Enola Yard.

First of the Fifty Series: The GP50

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
91
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Includes photos of Chicago & Northwestern, Burlington Northern, Frisco, Conrail, Missouri Pacific, Southern, and Santa Fe prototypes. Also include are scale drawings of the locomotive.

FP-7 Diesel Electric Locomotive: The Prototype

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
Page:
13
Author:
Dick Cataldi
Description:
Prototype information on the history of the FP-7 locomotive, which was produced from 1949 through 1953.

From Four to Six Axles

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 02 May 2002
Page:
31
Author:
Roland Marx
Scale:
O
Description:
Converting an MTH 3 rail Premier Line Dash 8 to 2 rail. He made castings of the correct trucks. Includes many model photos, including construction photos, and a parts list.

FT's Across America: A Golden State Introduction

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
48
Author:
William C. Schaumburg
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article shows models of the EMD FT demonstrator as they appeared in 1939.

GE 44-tonner

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-09
Page:
80
Author:
J. Harold Geissel
Description:
A brief description of the engine, with photos and drawings. The second article listed for this issue is a "Bull Session" follow-up.

Geep Kits

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
50
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
Photos of partially dismantled GP7 and GP9 locomotives.

General Electric's Dash 8-40B

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
71
Author:
Eric Neubauer, Ken Goslett
Description:
This article describes these 4,000hp fast freight service engines. It includes prototype photos of these engines for several railroads, scale drawings for all sides, and roster of B39-8E and Dash 8-40B.

General Electric's New AC6000CW

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
78
Author:
George Sebastian-Coleman
Description:
Describes the locomotive and how it differs from the AC4400. Includes many prototype photos and scale drawings. Also includes a brief paragraph on how to model these in HO.

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 12

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
20
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
The article mostly covers the NYC GP20, GP35, and GP40 engines, however, most of the photos are of the Penn Central GP40s.

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 21

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
20
Author:
George Melvin

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 22

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
21
Author:
George Melvin

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 23

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
22
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Western Pacific

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 24

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
21
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Prototype photos.

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
30
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Describes and shows prototype photos of the GO Transit and the New Jersey Transit commuter service providers.

GP40: The First 645 Geep Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-12
Page:
20
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
This installment covers the Rock Island engines. Includes lots of prototype photos.

Grab Iron 101

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
42
Author:
Craig Martyn
Scale:
N
Description:
Using his company's machine bent grab irons, the author shows how he installs them on a locomotive. (related web page)

Great Lakes Lumber Co. CF-7

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
23
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built this unique model starting with an American Models GP7.

Great Northern U-boat

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
175
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Painting the Stewart Hobbies' U25B.

Great Northern's NW5

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-10/11
Page:
46
Author:
Tim Diez
Scale:
N
Description:
A kitbashing an Atlas RS1, modifying the mechanism, the body, and painting.

Guide to Diesel Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
84
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
Information to help you choose the right locomotives for your model railroad.

History Lesson Wabash Valley F3 A&B Units

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
The author recollects the history of these two engines, from how they were manufactured, to how they were detailed, to how they changed hands over the years. Includes several photos of the two units.

How a Diesel Works

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-09
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
This article describes how a diesel locomotive works. It includes several diagrams identifying parts of a locomotive.

How I transformed an American Models GP-9 into a Milwaukee Road GP-20 Diesel Locomotive

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Michael Ostertag
Scale:
S
Description:
The author started with an A.M. GP9 and converted it into a GP20, much like the prototype did in 1973. An important change was the lowering of the hood, which required a change in the chassis.

How Many Locomotives in a Train?

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
112
Author:
Paul Schmidt
Description:
What parameters are used in the real world to determine the number of required locomotives.

How To Weather a Diesel Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
34
Author:
Cody Grivno
Description:
The article describes how to weather the wheels, the truck sideframes, the fuel tank, the pilot, walkways, couplers, fans, radiators, hood, cab sides, ends, and the roof. All mainly done with an airbrush.

Illinois Central New Black Scheme

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
122
Author:
Mike Lord
Description:
Painting a GP38-2 to match the IC's black scheme. Includes information about super-detailing the model before painting. Includes prototype photo of road number 9567.

Improved Blomberg Sideframes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
13
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Scale:
S
Description:
Adding details to the American Models' FP7 sideframes.

Improving Electrical Performance

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-09/10
Page:
62
Author:
Ken Harstine
Scale:
N
Description:
Improving the electrical contacts on Con-Cor SW1500 and Kato SD45.

Improving Genesis Cab Interiors

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
86
Author:
Robert Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
Changing the interiors.

In S scale General Electric's 5,000 hp U50B

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
34
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
S
Description:
John Tilts' model was built from brass stock, with which he was awarded 1st Place in the Master Craftsman category model contest at the St. Paul, Minnesota NASG Convention in 1999.

Installing Kadee Couplers On The American Models' Alco PA

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
26
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The AM PA has padding for the couplers on the trucks, but in this article Dick covers how to install them on the body. Includes close-up photos.

Installing Sound in a GP7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
76
Author:
Chuck Cover
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he installed a QSI Revolution A sound decoder in an older Atlas GP7. Includes modification and installation photos.

It's In the Details

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
56
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Basic information about how to further detail a diesel locomotive. Describes what level of detailing can be done and shows specific examples for HO-scale Kato GP35 and Athearn F-unit.

Kansas City Southern General Electric AC4400CW

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-11
Page:
46
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos, parts list for super-detailing HO and N-scale models made by Athearn and Kato, and a historical description of this 4,400-hp locomotive.

Kato SP's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
71
Author:
Rick Gher
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed an SP SD40, an SP GP35, and a Cotton Belt GP35. Includes model photos of the finished models and parts lists.

Kitbash a CP SD40-2F

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
96
Author:
Patrick Lawson
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to build a model of the Canadian Pacific's unusual "Red Barns". It includes prototype and model photos, as well as a parts list. The author used a Rail Power Product's SD60 as the base for this model.

Kitbash a GP50

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
86
Author:
Tom Busack
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.

Kitbashed Tunnel Motor

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
44
Author:
David Callahan
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took several kits and shells to build this Danville, Tidewater & Carolina SD45T-2 "tunnel motor" engine. Includes model photos.

Kitbashing a BNSF F45B

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
84
Author:
Karl Erk
Scale:
HO
Description:
The articles describes how the author build an A-B-A set of BNSF's F45 in the latest paint scheme (freelanced). Includes model photos, parts list, and cutting guide for the chassis modifications necessary.

Kitbashing a Diesel Critter

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
66
Author:
Philip Gliebe
Scale:
HOn30
Description:
Using an HO-scale car load kit, the author built an HOn30 critter using a Life-Like N-scale 0-6-0 mechanism.

Kitbashing a Guillford GP40-2W

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-09
Page:
63
Author:
Richard Johannes
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author uses two Athearn GP40-2 to build these models to represents models that used to be part of the Canadian National railroad. Includes construction photos and a materials list.

Kitbashing a LIRR SW1001

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
54
Author:
Frank Cicero
Scale:
HO
Description:
Has prototype and model photos. The author started with two Athearn SW1000 to create two models that were coupled nose-to-nose, as per the prototype. Parts list is included.

Kitbashing a Santa Fe CF7 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
80
Author:
Denis Doucet
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modeled this unique engine using the RPP shell and an Athearn F7 drive. Includes a prototype and several model photos.

Kitbashing a Southern Pacific SW900E Loco

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-11
Page:
110
Author:
Koos Fockens
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converts a Life-Like SW1200 into one of these unique engines. Includes installing lights and sound.

Kitbashing an Erie-Lackwanna GE U36C

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
53
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he modeled this engine from a Kato C30-7. Includes a prototype photo, and several construction photos, as well as a parts list.

Kitbashing EMD's GP39-2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
80
Author:
Dean Foster
Scale:
HO
Description:
Cover photo of a fantastic snow setting for this locomotive. Article includes prototype photos of Delaware & Hudson # 7415, #7604, and #7615. Many close-up photos of how to detail this model. The author started with Athearn GP-35s.

Let's Build a CNJ Boxcab Diesel

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built this engine from a Pennsylvania Heritage Models' chassis kit and a Great American Locomotion super-structure kit. Includes one prototype photo, and several model construction photos, as well as a parts list.

Life-Like GP18 Upgrade

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-01/02
Page:
46
Author:
Keith Lyons
Scale:
N
Description:
Putting a GP18 shell on a GP20 mechanism. Shows frame and shell modification needed to complete this project.

Louisville & Nashville (L&N) EMD FP7

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-10
Page:
41
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos. Model details list.

M&StL RS-1s

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #2
Page:
54
Author:
Gary Austin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shares how he painted his model. Includes several model photos.

Main Central HO Scale GP38

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-07
Page:
122
Author:
Robert Bennett
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos of the GP38 made from an Athearn GP38-2 by back-dating the model. A complete detailing parts list is provided.

Maine Central U25Bs in N Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
128
Author:
Marty McGuirk
Scale:
N
Description:
Using an Atlas U25B as a starting model, the author describes the modifications and painting he did to model two of these engines. Includes model and prototype photos.

Make It Run As Good As It Looks

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-01/02
Page:
44
Author:
Bill Pistello
Scale:
O
Description:
Using a Lionel GP-30 body, a Des Plaines Hobbies GP-30 brass frame, and P&D drives, the author completes this model, but not without some trouble. This article is about how resolved the issues to get the engine to actually run well.

Meet the Green Goat

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-01
Page:
68
Author:
David Lustig
Description:
RailPower Technologies' Green Goat is a 2,000-hp switcher engine that uses 320 batteries and a small 100hp engine to do its work. Includes many photos and a scale drawing.

Milwaukee SD-10

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
42
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
Just a photo of a Milwaukee SD-10 at the White Water Valley Railroad in Connersville, Indiana, in May 2015.

Model Review - Walthers/Proto 2000 PRR FS-10 in HO-scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 62 September 2008
Page:
14
Author:
Jack Consoli
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article reviews the Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 switcher and includes prototype photos, scale drawings, unit numbers and their information.

Modeler's Guide to Passenger Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-11
Page:
70
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
This article covers all the diesel locomotives used to pull passenger trains. In each section the available HO and N scale models are listed. It covers Alco's DL-109 and PA's, EMD's E-series, F-series, and Fairbanks-Morse's Erie-builts, Trainmasters, H-15-44, and General Electric's U-boats and Dash 8's. A handy diagram showing the time-line of when which model was active is included.

Modelers' Guide to EMD's F7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
84
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
Prototype photos, drawings

Modeling a B&M Alco S-2 Switcher

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
85
Author:
Ed Freeman
Scale:
HO
Description:
Covers the S-2 switcher in general and the Boston & Maine in specific. The author used an undecorated Atlas/Roco S-2 to build his model. Several prototype and model photos are included.

Modeling a C&NW GP35 Slug Set Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
57
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a pair of Kato GP35 locomotives as the base units and a Kato F3 for various parts. The article includes lots of close-up construction photos, several prototype photos, and a materials list.

Modeling a C&NW Slug Set Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
77
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Description:
This installment describes how the author built the slug. What is especially interesting is how he made the roof of the model. Includes scale drawings, construction photos, DCC installation, detailing, and painting.

Modeling a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy GP30

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-04
Page:
22
Author:
Jim Six
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos.

Modeling a Conrail SD38

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
48
Author:
Mark Sharp
Scale:
HO
Description:
Article include several prototype photos of these diesels that were inherited from Penn Central. The majority of the article is following the author along with how he build one of these model pretty much from the ground up. Lots of detailed model photos, and a parts list.

Modeling a Conrail SW1500

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
72
Author:
Denis Doucet
Scale:
HO
Description:
Conrail has 116 of these engines. Starting with an Athearn model the author describes how he built a model of this engine.

Modeling a CP Rail RS-23

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
75
Author:
Pierre Dion
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used resin kits to build the models. Includes prototype and model photos, close-up detail construction photos, and a parts list.

Modeling a GATX Leasing MP15 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
76
Author:
Allan N. Houghton
Scale:
HO
Description:
Companies lease equipment to see if it is useful to them, without actually having to buy it. GATX (General American Transportation Corp) leases equipment to railroads. The author used a Con-Cor HO-scale Conrail MP15 to create a model of the MP15 leased by St. Lawrence & Atlantic RR in 1991. A bill of materials and several detail diagrams are included.

Modeling a Lehigh Valley GP9 and GP18

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
62
Author:
Robert Kessler
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using a Front Range phase III GP9 and a Proto 2000 GP18, the author describes the changes he made to accurately model these two engines. Prototype and model photos are included, as well as a parts list and a listing of the LV's paint schemes.

Modeling a Phase II RS-3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-12
Page:
68
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author built this model using an Atlas RS-3 chassis and an undecorated Bowser/Stewart Phase IIa RS-3 shell. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos, as well as a parts list for this superdetailed model.

Modeling a PRR Alco RS-3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
47
Author:
Dave Messer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this model from a Stewart Hobbies kit, including assembly and painting. There are many construction photos.

Modeling a Southern Pacific SD50

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
72
Author:
Paul Maciulewicz
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos. Detail photos of the various enhancements made to the Life-Like 2K SD60 model.

Modeling a Union Pacific "Flared" SD70M

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
34
Author:
Steven J. Orth
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Athearn model, the author describes how he built this specific model. Includes model and prototype photos, including close-up construction photos, as well as a parts list.

Modeling a Union Pacific Tunnel Motor

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
82
Author:
Pelle Soeborg
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Athearn model, the author created a modern version of an SD40T-2. Includes parts identification diagrams, lots of detail diagrams, and a full parts list.

Modeling a UP C30-7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
54
Author:
John Morley
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took a Rail Power Products shell and an Athearn underframe, and built this model. Includes a parts list, and several prototype and model photos.

Modeling an F2A and B Set for the Atlantic Coast Line

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-12
Page:
104
Author:
Mark Sharp
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype photos as well as model photos are included in this article about the EMD locomotives. There are also construction/detailing and paint masking photos of the models.

Modeling an HO scale PRR Fairbanks-Morse C-Liner

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-06
Page:
69
Author:
Kris Kollar
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the Life-Like Proto 1000 model. Includes prototype and model photos, including close-ups of construction details and detail drawings.

Modeling an LIRR MP15AC

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-06
Page:
48
Author:
Ray Muntz
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history of the LIRR, the author describes how he used an Athearn MP15AC to model this engine. Includes prototype and model photos, as well as a parts list.

Modeling an SD60

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

Modeling an SP B39-8 and a Cotton Belt Dash 8-40B

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
87
Author:
Carter Osborne
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history, the author describes how he used unpowered Rail Power Products Dash 8-40B for the shell and an Athearn GP50 for the drive mechanism to model both of these engines. Includes model and prototype photos, and a parts list.

Modeling ATSF SD45B Units

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-02
Page:
56
Author:
Al Warren
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he started off with a Rail Power SD45 shell and an Athearn frame, along with many other parts to build this model.

Modeling C&NW and CSX SD60's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
98
Author:
William Baker
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes parts list, model and prototype photos for superdetailing models for this modern prototype.

Modeling CNJ F3's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
58
Author:
Alan Mende
Scale:
HO
Description:
The Central Railroad of New Jersey bought their first F3 A-B-A sets in 1947. The author describes how he modeled these using Stewart engines. He covers how to strip the model off paint, how to super-detail it, and how to paint and letter it. Includes model and several prototype photos.

Modeling DT & I's Distinctive GP9's

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
82
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Adding cab details, painting, decal lettering, and weathering. Prototype and model photos.

Modeling in 1:29 Scale - PRR F3 (EH-15) A-B-A

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-10
Page:
40
Author:
Gary Mittner
Scale:
G
Description:
The author, a PRR HO-scale modeler, decided to tackle a G-scale project. He bought an A-B-A set of USA Trains F3 locomotives and super-detailed them specific to the PRR. The details had to be scratchbuilt. (related web page)

Modeling L&HR's RS3's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
56
Author:
Jim Hertzog
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes the history of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway's RS3s and how to model them using an Atlas engine. Includes prototype and model photos, and a parts list.

Modeling Leased SD90MAC's on Vermont's Green Mountain Rwy.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-08
Page:
54
Author:
Rob Davis
Scale:
HO
Description:
Article includes prototype and model photos. After discussing the prototype, the article describes how to model this locomotive using Kato's SD80MAC and SD90/43MAC.

Modeling Lehigh Valley F-units

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-11
Page:
92
Author:
Bob Kessler
Description:
Prototype and model photos. Includes paint scheme and chronology from 1948 through 1972.

Modeling Louisville & Nashville Phase 2 GP30's

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
22
Author:
Stuart Thayer
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos. Includes a materials list.

Modeling Maine Central's Phase 3 RS3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
40
Author:
Mark Sharp
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model and prototype photos. Many detail installation and construction photos.

Modeling Pennsylvania Railroad EMD SW7 & SW9 Switchers

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1997-10
Page:
45
Author:
Stuart Thayer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes a bit of history about these two switchers, and then describes how he modeled them. For the SW7 he used an undecorated Athearn model as a starting point. For the SW9 he used the Life-Like Proto2000 PRR model. The article includes model photos, detail drawings, prototype photos of both engines, and tables listing the PRR roster of both engines.

Modeling Seaboard Coast Line E3/E6 No. 501

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
40
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he kit-bashed a Broadway Limited E6 A-unit. Includes a number of prototype photos, many construction photos, and a parts list.

Modeling Southern Pacific's GP38-2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
102
Author:
Rick Selby
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author started with an Athearn GP38-2 model and super-detailed it. Includes detailing diagram and model photos.

Modeling the Milwaukee Road's SD10

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-09
Page:
70
Author:
Art Danz
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used an Athearn SD9 model to create a copy of this engine. Includes the prototype's history, roster, photos, as well as model photos and parts list.

Modeling the Rutland's 70-tonner in HO Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-11
Page:
46
Author:
Don James
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a Bachmann GE 70-tonner for this project. The article covers detailing and painting the engine, and installing DCC and sound. One prototype photo and a parts list are also included.

Modeling Two Distinct Central Vermont GP9's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-08
Page:
90
Author:
Don Janes
Scale:
HO
Description:
Super-detailing and installing DCC and sound in two GP9's. Article shows many close-up photos, as well as a diagram for a brake cylinder pipe bending jig.

Modeling Two Versions of Burlington Northern SD60Ms

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
72
Author:
Erik Bergstrom
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model and prototype photos.

Modifying a Sunset Rio Grande F7

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Santiago Pineda
Scale:
O
Description:
The author super-details his A-B-B-A set, which are fully documented in accompanying close-up photos.

Modifying the Con-Cor SW1500

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
84
Author:
Brian Morgan
Scale:
N
Description:
How to improve the appearance and the running characteristics of this engine. Includes body shell modifications, end platforms, side handrail stanchions, and painting.

Montreal Locomotive Works M420

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-07
Page:
78
Author:
Mark Watson
Description:
Includes prototype photos and HO-scale drawings of this 2,000 hp diesel locomotive built in 1969.

My Favorite Diesel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
46
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
The author talks about why the EMD E6 is his favorite locomotive. Includes several prototype photos.

N Scale FP45-to-F45 Conversion

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
30
Author:
Gerry Doeksen
Scale:
N
Description:
The author took a AHM FP45 model, shortened the model, added and removed details, and converted it into the first F45 BN unit acquired after the merger with the GN. Includes model and prototype photos, scale drawings, and some construction details.

N Scale U30CGs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
127
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
N
Description:
Includes prototype and model photos, and covers repainting the Minitrix models.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
29
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers narrow-gauge critters, including the ones that are available, and ones that can be kitbashed. Includes several model photos.

New From Lionel Trains, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
16
Author:
unknown
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduction of the New Haven EP-5 "Little Joe", and the GM GP7.

New Haven's EMD FL9's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-10
Page:
43
Author:
J.C. Smith, Jr.
Description:
Although similar to a FP unit, these engines were unique in that they were able to run off of diesel or electric. The electric third rail of the Grand Central Terminal (where steam and diesel exhaust could not be used) required this odd arrangement. Prototype photos and scale drawings accompany this article.

New Splash of Color for CSX Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
190
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building and painting a B36-7. Includes prototype and model photos, and a parts list for super-detailing the model.

Northern Pacific RS-3 no. 852

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
88
Author:
Jim Morin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converts an undecorated Atlas RS-3 into a model of this locomotive. Article includes prototype photos and model details.

Oahu Railway & Land Company 3-foot Gauge Plymouth Diesel #45

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
53
Author:
Edward H. Cass
Description:
Prototype photo and scale drawings with a brief description of this engine found on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu in 1947.

Paint Shop: Seattle & North Coast EMD Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
138
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Information about painting this model

Painting and Detailing a Southern Pacific SW1500

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
80
Author:
Robert Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
Taking an Athearn model, and adding some details, produced a model of this engine. Parts list included as well as some model photos.

Pennsy Shark Attack

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-06
Page:
84
Author:
Kris Kollar
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modified a Model Power model, which is a PRR RF-16 version, to model a PRR FR-15 one. Includes detail photos and diagrams, and a parts list.

Pennsy's EMD F3 (and F5!) - A Quiet Move to Dieselization

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-10
Page:
42
Author:
Greg Martin
Description:
This prototype article covers the F3 and F5, including what the differences were between the models (no real external differences). Includes are prototype photos of A-B-B-A, A-B, and A-B-A consists.

Pennsylvania EMD SD45

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
50
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos.

Pine Tree Route RS-2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-03
Page:
148
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
O
Description:
Modeling and painting this Alco Main Central model in O-scale.

Pocket Switcher

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-07/08
Page:
60
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Modifying the typical Japanese-looking electric engine into an Americanized diesel switcher. Includes installing a decoder. They are part of the Kato Pocket line.

Power to the "B" Unit

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-09/10
Page:
50
Author:
Terry Pitts
Scale:
N
Description:
Installing power into a Life-Like E6/7/8 B unit. The article includes preparations for making the model ready for a DCC decoder, but it is also useful to those who don't use DCC.

Preparing a Brass Diesel for Painting and Operation

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
104
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how the author painted an HO-scale Hallmark Santa Fe GP50. Before painting the author stresses making sure the model is a good runner by discussing couplers, tracking and traction, electrical pickup, and thinking about super-detailing. The "Paint Shop" column on page 114 of this issue shows the final result and includes painting instructions.

Product Review: BLI's PRR BF-16's in HO Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 93 Summer 2015
Page:
18
Author:
Jack Consoli
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author reviews the Broadway Limited Imports, LLC's recently-released HO-scale version of the Baldwin RF16A and RF16B freight locomotives. These locomotives include improvements over earlier models from other manufacturers such as correct nose contours, factory applied Trainphone apparatus and more details and features than the prior models. The article includes a brief historical overview of the prototype engines. Prototype and model photos are included to compare their details

Prototype Info

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-05
Page:
40
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
The question of where diesel bells are located is answers.

PRR Baldwin Freight Sharks BF-15 and BF-16

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 93 Summer 2015
Page:
6
Author:
Tim Garner
Description:
This article covers the origin of the "Sharknose" styling, the PRR's orders for freight engines from Baldwin, the specifications of the BF-15 and BF-15a, the RF-16, the engines' service records, the Alco re-engined units, how passenger units were re-purposed for freight service, and a paragraph on how none of the PRR units were preserved. The article includes many prototype photos.

PRR GP35 #2289

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 38 No.3
Page:
32
Description:
Center spread has a modern-day photo of this locomotive.

Quarry Critter

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
66
Author:
Montford Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using a Funaro & Camerlengo Plymouth switcher, the author built a static model of a quarry critter.

Re-motoring The American Model Geep

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he replaced the stock motor in the AM GP9 with a Sagami 2236 motor (this motor is to be used in the S-Helper Service RS-3 locomotives being introduced).

Red, White, and Blue - A Salute to EMD's SD40-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
50
Author:
Frank Cicero
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling SD40-2 in red CP Rail and blue Conrail.

Renumbering Kato HO Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-11
Page:
32
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Renumbering a Kato Amtrak F40PH using Microscale's decal set.

Repowering a B23-7 for the Emporia Sub

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
84
Author:
Stephen M. Priest
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he repowered E&P B23-7 engines with Atlas drive mechanisms.

Rio Grande Alco PA-1 #6003 Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
14
Author:
Karl Seller
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief prototype introduction, the author describes how he took an undecorated American Models PA-1 and modeled the D&RGW one. Several prototype photos are also included with this article.

Rio Grande Alco PA-1 #6003 Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Karl Seller
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment the author covers the trucks, finishing the model, and painting and weathering.

Rio Grande EMD GP9

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
51
Author:
Rich Picariello

RMC/Dremel Kit-bashing Award

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
48
Author:
Robert Pizio
Scale:
HO
Description:
This model is of a retired NYC Alco FA. Part of the body has been removed and the interior engine compartment is visible on this partially demolished model.

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
42
Author:
Eric Brooman
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author created an SD9 from two Athearn GP0 shells.

S Scale 'Calf' Is Made From SHS SW-9

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
36
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's brief article (and included photo) describe how he stripped and kitbashed an S-Helper Service SW-9 into a calf unit.

S-1 Alco's First Standard Switcher Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-10
Page:
48
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Prototype photos of many one-of-a kind diesel locomotives.

S-1 ALCO's First Standard Switcher Part 16

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2004-03
Page:
44
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
This installment covers the Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk & Western, Northern Pacific, Northern Pacific Terminal Company, and Pennsylvania Railroad S-1 engines. Includes lots of prototype photos.

S-1 ALCO's First Standard Switcher Part 17

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2004-04
Page:
44
Description:
This installment covers the Penn Central and Port Huron & Detroit engines. Includes many prototype photos and contains much data.

S-1 Alco's First Standard Switcher Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
48
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Photos and information about S-1's owned by Alameda Belt Line (ABL), Alexander Railroad (ARC), Allied Chemical Company, Ann Arbor (AA), Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (AT&SF), Baltimore & Ohio (B&O), and Bath & Hammondsport (B&H).

S-1 ALCO's First Standard Switcher Part 7

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-04
Page:
48
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Prototype photos of the Des Moines Union Railway company, Detroit & Mackinac Railway, El Dorado & Western Railway S-1 diesel locomotives.

S2 Gearing Improvement

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-11/12
Page:
62
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
The Arnold/Rivarrossi S2 apparently has problems with their gears breaking. This article covers how these problems can be fixed. This will also reduce the noise of the gears.

Santa Fe Alco PA-1 and PB-1 Passenger Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
115
Author:
Robert Ernst
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he created these models from undecorated Athearn models, including super-detailing work.

Santa Fe Zebra-striped Geeps in HO

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
134
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how the author super-detailed and then painted the SF model.

Santa Fe's GP60m

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
74
Author:
Denis Doucet
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype information and how the author modeled it using a Athearn GP50 kit.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author revisits the S-scale Miller Alco 1,000hp switcher and the Nord/Stinton Mikado locomotive kits that were available in the late 1940s. For their time they were innovative, but they were always poor runners. He also discusses the Superscale version of the Alco switcher that came out at about the same time.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he replaced the trucks of the Miller S4 model from the 1940s. Includes construction photos.

Scratch Building A Fuel Tank Pt 2

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
The author continues to work on the brass fuel tanks for the Weaver model of an Alco RS-3.

Scratch Building A Fuel Tank Pt 3

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
36
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment covers detailing the RS-3's fuel tank. Lots of construction photos.

Scratchbuilding the BC&G's Mack Model AC Railbus

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
81
Author:
Philip Bonzon
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article has model and prototype photos of the railbus, including interior ones. It also includes an exploded parts diagram and a parts list. He built it using the NWSL Flea III as the driving mechanism. The model also includes sound and DCC.

SD45 #6106

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
42
Author:
Bill Lane
Description:
A photo of the last EMD engine the PRR ordered.

SD45-2 Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-11
Page:
50
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Many prototype photos of the Santa Fe SD45-2's

SD45-2 Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-12
Page:
32
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
This installment covers the Clinchfield Railroad (CRR), and all of its successor railroads.

SD45-2 Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
28
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Many prototype photos of this locomotive by Conrail, Erie Lackawanna, and CSX.

SD45-2 Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-02
Page:
18
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Prototype photos of Southern Pacific, Cotton Belt, T.R.R.A., and Union Pacific.

SD60

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
124
Author:
Duane Ricks
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he detailed and painted the EMD SD6- demonstrator.

Seaboard Air Line F3A

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
100
Author:
Larry Puckett
Description:
The author describes how he detailed and painted this Life-Like Proto 1000 model. Includes on prototype photo and several close-up model photos, as well as a parts list.

Seaboard Coast Line BQ23-7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
72
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
This engine has a special quarters cab for a crew of 5 with space for them to do their work. It also features a pressurized cab to filter the air coming into the cab, keeping it clean. Article includes prototype photos of the exterior and interior, as well as scale drawings.

Shark Roster

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-05
Page:
43
Author:
Louis A. Marre
Description:
Breaks down the complete listing of all Baldwin "Sharknose" DR6-4-2000, later relabeled RF16 by the PRR. Includes scale drawings of the A unit.

Southern and Norfolk Southern GP30s... A Brief History

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
50
Author:
Andy Lester
Description:
The author describes these engines. Includes GP30 Phase Variations sidebar. Lots of prototype photos.

Southern Pacific Alco Units

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
25
Author:
Bob Sloan
Description:
S-scale drawings of the SP's PA-1 A and B units. Just drawings; no text.

Southern Railway F3s of the 1950's Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
44
Author:
Larry Puckett
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model detailing

Squeezing Sound into a Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-02
Page:
98
Author:
Steve Salotti
Scale:
HO
Description:
Installing a Soundtraxx system in a switcher by replacing the motor with a smaller one.

St. Louis-Southwestern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
The engines of the SSW, commonly referred to as the Cotton Belt Route, are featured in this article. Lots of prototype photos accompany this article, which includes a 1972 roster of all the SSW's diesels, a map of the area covered by the railroad, and one page of passenger cars and cabooses.

Super SD's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
40
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings of the EMD DS45X (1970) 4200hp engine.

Super-detailing an Atlas Rio Grande GP35

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-10/11
Page:
28
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Close-up model photos, prototype photos, parts list, and detailed instructions.

Superdetailing an Athearn D&RGW SD40T-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
67
Author:
Steve Orth
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he upgraded this model. Many construction photos and a parts list are included.

Superdetailing Life-Like Proto 2000 E8's for the DL&W

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
56
Author:
William E. Botkin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The title of the article says it all. Includes model and prototype photos, and detail drawings. The article also includes installing a Soundtraxx decoder, and implementing working Mars light.

SW1 The Little Giant Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-07
Page:
32
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
This installment covers the history of the development of this switcher engine. Also discussed briefly are the NW2 engines. Includes many prototype photos.

SW1200 Worm Gear Replacement

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-07/08
Page:
70
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Shows how to replace the plastic worm gear on a Life-Like SW1200 with a brass worm gear from Kato. Includes a drawing of the jig used to remove the worm from the motor shaft.

Tame Those Old Brass Growlers

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
126
Author:
Bill McChesney
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Atlas frame and mechanism to improve the running characteristics of an Alco Models brass model.

The ALCO RS1: Granddaddy of the Road Switchers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-05
Page:
60
Author:
Jerry Moyers
Description:
This article covers the history of this fantastic engine. Color and black&white photos of RS1s from many railroads are included, as well as scale drawings.

The D&H's Re-powered RS3's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
73
Author:
Jeff Paston, Timothy Byrne
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes prototype information and how two authors independently modeled this engine using a Stewart and an Atlas kit.

The Dash Two 45's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
44
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings of EMD's 3600hp SD45-2 (1972).

The DL535E: Narrow Gauge Diesel of the North

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
54
Author:
David Steer
Scale:
HO
Description:
These Alco-designed locomotives were built for the three-foot gauge of the White Pass & Yukon. The article describes the history of the engine, and how to model one using the Precision Scale model. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos.

The EMD F-Series

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
9
Author:
Rich Picariello

The EMD SD50 - an Interim Model

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
60
Author:
Eric Neubauer, Ken Goslett
Description:
This article covers this engine with a built roster, prototype photos, and scale drawings.

The First Turbo SD Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-02
Page:
20
Author:
George Melvin
Description:
Prototype photos and text about the Southern Railway (SOU), Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific (CNO&TP), and New Orleans & Northeastern (NO&NE) SD24.

The First Turbo SD Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-04
Page:
20
Author:
George Melvin

The GE Dash 8-40C(W)

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
80
Author:
Eric Neubauer, Ken Goslett
Description:
Description, photos, and scale drawings of the then new Conrail wide-nose diesels.

The General Electric U33C

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
The author provides historical background on the prototype engine, and then compares it against the first Lionel S-scale engine.

The GP15-1: EMD's Down-sized Road Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
110
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
This locomotive was built in 1976 to compete with railroads' rebuilding programs. Includes prototype photos, scale drawings, and a brief note about how to model this engine in HO-scale.

The High Hoods: Alco's Early Diesel Switchers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-04
Page:
69
Author:
Ken Goslett
Description:
This article covers the various Alco HH locomotives. Includes many prototype photos, and several scaled drawings.

The Lakeside Lines Shops Rebuilds a Locomotive

Magazine:
NMRA Bulletin 2003-03
Page:
20
Author:
Tom Harris
Scale:
HO
Description:
Detailed photos and description. Sound is through a Soundtraxx decoder.

The New Haven's Magnificent War Babies

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-01
Page:
92
Author:
Dave Messer
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modifying a Life-Like DL-109 model to reflect Alco's original design. Includes prototype and completed model photos, as well as a parts list.

The Paintshop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-04
Page:
125
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Answers how the PRR painted its passenger train locomotives.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
34
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to repair the American Flyer Baldwin diesel, which tends to burn out its motor quickly.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to repair the smoke units in the newer AF Legacy diesel engines made by Lionel, covering charred batting and weak smoke production.

The Short, Steep, Crooked & Narrow Way

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
33
Author:
Bob Sloan
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his experience with converting an HO-scale Model Die Casting box cab diesel or Climax mechanism to Sn3. The superstructure is not usable in Sn3.

Those SD45's...

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
37
Description:
A bit of history and a center-fold painting by Don Wallworth of these brand new (at the time) engines.

Trackside Photo

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-12
Page:
108
Author:
Simon Parent
Scale:
S
Description:
This photo shows two Canadian National SD40-2Ws gliding across a bridge on Simon's layout.

Tunnel Motors

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
42
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings of the 3600hp EMD SD45T-2 (1972) engine.

Two Ex-PRR GP-9 in Operation in Pennsylvania

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.2 Summer 2016
Page:
3
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
Steam Into History of New Freedom, PA has replaced its leased Stewartstown Railroad GE 44-tonner #10 with an ex-PRR road switcher, built as GP-9 #7128, which is now operated as GP-10 #7580. Includes many photos, as well as the history of the engine.

U.S. Army Transportation Corp. No. 4700N

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-08
Page:
67
Author:
Raymond Hoppes
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using a standard gauge Kato NW2, the author shows how he kitbashed it into this narrow gauge engine. Includes construction photos and one prototype photo. Click here for more information.

Union Pacific SD40-2 Snoot #3406

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-12
Page:
28
Author:
David A. Bontrager
Scale:
HO
Description:
In addition to prototype information (and photos), the author describes how he superdetailed an Athearn SD40-2 to look exactly like the prototype. Includes parts list.

UP's Desert Victory SD40-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
82
Author:
Bill Baker
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to detail and paint an Athearn unit to show this unique paint scheme.

Update on MRPS' Twin-unit Diner and E-8 Acquisitions

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
18
Author:
Dan Davidson
Description:
The Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland, Ohio will be restoring two PRR E8 engines.

Vulcan 45-ton Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-08
Page:
80
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
A brief article about the Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre,Pa. builder of this engine. Includes photos and scaled drawings.

Vulcan's 60-ton Center Cab

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
58
Author:
Charles Conway
Description:
Interior, exterior, and detail photos of this unique engine built during WWII. There is also a scale drawing.

Western Maryland GP7

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
28
Author:
Michael Miller
Scale:
HO
Description:
Starting with an Athearn GP7, the author made a chopped nose model.

What Free-lancers Should Know About Prototype Paint Schemes

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-11
Page:
82
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
The author presents a number of prototype photos of GM's EMD F units, including a PRR F3, to encourage free-lance modelers to use paint schemes that mimic those designs from the 1940s and 50s, if the free-lance theme is to be believable.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
Ken is working on a Smoky Mountain Model Works H-10-44 kit, and completed a S Scale American X29 box car kit.

When Good Engines Go Bad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
48
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling a diesel with opened doors, which means modeling the actual motor (removing the model's mechanics). Includes some prototype photos and many model photos.

When Life Imitates Art

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
44
Author:
Karl Zimmerman
Description:
The author visits SMS Lines founded in 1994 at the 3,000-acre Pureland Industrial Complex in southwestern New Jersey. Its roster of working historic engines includes the Baldwin DS-4-4-10 delivered in 1949 to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Includes several photos of the engine.

Wisconsin Central EMD GP30

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
52
Author:
Rich Picariello
Description:
Prototype photos and parts lists for super-detailing HO and N-scale models.

Working With Older Brass Diesel Locomotives Part 1

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
33
Author:
Dan Dawdy
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes what he did to upgrade a brass Fairbanks-Morse model, H-20-44, imported by The Car Works in the 1990s. He covers how to disassemble the model, provides hints for how to upgrade the motor, how to prepare to install a DCC decoder into the model, and how to paint it. (related web page)