My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Passenger Cars

10 Steps to Great-looking Passenger Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-01
Page:
56
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers techniques for applying paint and decals. It shows how to plan the project, checking the parts, planning the painting sequence, painting the underbody, masking the underbody to paint the main body, and additional masking to paint a second color on parts of the sides, applying decals and the finish.

20th Century Limited

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
27
Author:
Robert L. Petrosky
Description:
Scaled drawings of the NYC's RPO, coach, and Pullman cars' sides. Just drawings; no text.

8 Pike-size Passenger Trains

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
48
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Creating passenger trains that are shorter than the typical Class 1 railroad's. However, there are prototype trains that only carried a handful of passenger cars.

A Guide to Passenger Car Underbody Detailing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-04
Page:
77
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Description:
The author couldn't find much information about detailing passengers cars, so he set about doing the research. This article covers underframes, brakes, heating, water systems, lighting, and air conditioning. Included with the article are prototype photos, photos of parts available in S- and HO-scale, and diagrams of brake rigging and parts placement.

A Most Unusual Car...

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
28
Author:
Russ Porter
Description:
This car was owned by James Hill, son of Louis Hill the famous GN magnate. The passenger car provided accommodations for the traveling railroader, including storage for his automobile. Prototype photos and scale drawings are included.

A Twice-kitbashed Passenger Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
63
Author:
Gary Wright
Scale:
G
Description:
The author didn't want to get rid of his award-winning 1:32n20 gauge passenger car, so he converted it to a shed for a new yard has was building. He cut a 1:29 or 1:25 figure down so that it would fit in this structure.

A Wood Passenger Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-03
Page:
69
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Since the author is building a 10'x20' Sn3 logging layout, he needed some wooden passenger cars, so this article describes how he built one. Includes construction photos.

Air-conditioning for a Heavyweight Coach

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-04
Page:
26
Author:
Terry Thompson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Adding various details to the a Branchline NYC coach.

Amtrak Merchandise-handling Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
100
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
61-foot cars that were built in 1986 to provide mail and express service in passenger trains. Prototype photos and scale drawings are included.

Amtrak Passenger Car Differences

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-02
Page:
34
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Differences between Amfleet and Horizon fleet cars.

Amtrak's Mail and Express Fleet

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
71
Author:
Cody Grivno
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article offers suggestions for modeling the mail and express fleet in HO-scale. Includes many photos of the various cars.

Amtrak's Material Handling Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-03
Page:
58
Author:
Eric Neubauer
Description:
A prototype photo and scale drawings of this mail and express packages car accompany the article.

An Unusual Business Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
93
Author:
Bob Boudreau
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling a private car that could transport the owner's automobile. Includes a prototype photo.

Building Osgood-Bradley "American Flyer" Coaches Pt. 1

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
14
Authors:
Dick Karnes & Bud Rindfleisch
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the prototype of this car, and how to model it using an American Flyer coach passenger car. Includes prototype and model photos.

Building Osgood-Bradley "American Flyer" Coaches Pt. 2

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
15
Authors:
Dick Karnes & Bud Rindfleisch
Scale:
S
Description:
(part 1 was published in the Winter 2012 issue). This installment covers window arrangements, skirting, Lehigh Valley model variations, and adding many details.

Building the Gilbert 'Radio' Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
23
Author:
Rich Dunlap
Scale:
S
Description:
The author found a photo of the A.C. Gilbert Radio car, and describes how he built one.

Building Wood Cars from Styrene

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-05
Page:
82
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
HO
Description:
Although the subject is a Barre & Chelsea RR wood combine, the article is not a step-by-step how-to article about how to build this particular car, but rather a general one about how the author builds wooden passenger cars using styrene. Includes model and prototype photos, a construction detail diagram, and a parts list.

Canadian Pacific Dynamometer Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
106
Author:
George Sebastian-Coleman
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

CB&Q Vista-Dome Coach

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
69
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings accompany this short article on the car.

Class MP54 "Steam Hauled" Cars

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 37 August 2006
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Kisala
Scale:
HO
Description:
The Funaro and Camerlengo company released an electrified version of the MP54 electric coaches, but the author converted it to be of use by steam engines. The article includes modification photos, a bill of materials, and references.

Colonial Crafts

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
17
Author:
Jack Swanberg
Description:
This is an ex-PRR lounge-sleeper passenger car. The brief article is about the car being part of a train ride in 2013, and has a short history of the car.

Computer Detailing a Diner

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
84
Author:
Gary Cane
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author photographed a dining car table setting using authentic china and silverware, and then use the computer to manipulate and print the photo. The print-out was then cut and glued to the tables of his HO-scale dining car. With interior lighting you can see that the tables are properly set.

Detailing American Model's Passenger-Car Trucks

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he super-details the rather bland American Models passenger car trucks. Includes a diagrams, a couple of model photos, and a parts list.

Diaphragms Made for Curves

Magazine:
N-Scale 1999-03/04
Page:
40
Author:
Scott Mangold
Scale:
N
Description:
How to make passenger car diaphragms that flex as the cars pass through curves.

Great Northern Fire Instruction Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1982-03
Page:
69
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
This brief article includes scaled drawings of the Great Northern's baggage and express car converted to a training program car.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
28
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment starts off with the body assembly and roof modifications. Includes completed model photos, and some detailed drawings.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
16
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the interior detailing, sides, ends, handrails, and underbody. Includes many diagrams, including one for all the typical details found under a passenger car.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment concludes the series by building the underbody and interior detailing, lighting, painting, and lettering.

Heavyweight Pullmans - Plans 4158 and 4172

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
38
Author:
George Trager
Description:
Prototype photos of the Elm Trail and Oak Wood pullmans and accompanied by scale drawings.

Improving Bachmann's Amfleet Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-10
Page:
87
Author:
Roger Holmes & John Evans
Scale:
N
Description:
Replacing Rapido couplers with a close-coupling drawbar.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 2, April 2009
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
Jeff reviews the, then, current state of S-scale passenger cars.

Kitbash a Canadian Pacific Railway 60-foot Mail Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
54
Author:
Al Crisp
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an MDC Harriman RPO, the author built a model of this passenger car. Includes prototype and model photos, as well as a materials list.

Kitbashing a Business Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-08
Page:
74
Author:
Dennis Brown
Scale:
HO

Kitbashing a Freelanced Combine

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
68
Author:
Mike Chandler
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted a MDC old-time passenger car into a pre-WW1 combine for the author's CP-based layout.

Kitbashing A Mail-storage Car Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the underbody detailing, installing diaphragms, and painting and lettering the model. Includes detail diagrams for the underbody piping and parts installation, the making of several detail parts, and a few photos.

Kitbashing a Payroll Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-04
Page:
57
Author:
Alan Anderson
Scale:
G
Description:
Using a coach car, the author converted it into a payroll car, including burglary bars. Includes a materials list and photos on how to make the bars.

Kitbashing a Pittsburgh Railways Interurban Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
52
Author:
Bob Dietrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he designed and had custom-made the sides for this car, and then used a LaBelle car kit for the remaining parts.

Kitbashing a Union Pacific Rules Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
77
Author:
Mel Johnson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using two MDC Pullman Palace kit bodies the author built this car.

Kitbashing an Erie Stillwell Coach in N Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
75
Author:
Scott Lupia
Scale:
N
Description:
The author took Model Power heavyweight passenger cars and converted them into these uniquely-shaped cars for the Erie. One prototype photo and many model photos are included, as well as a materials list. No scaled drawings.

Kitbashing Harriman coaches

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-06
Page:
64
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Scale:
S
Description:
After explaining the history behind the "Harriman" name, the author describes how he modeled the car using an S-Helper Service passenger cafe car kit as a starter. Includes prototype and model photos, cut diagrams, and a description of the Harriman cars owned by the SP.

Kitbashing Techniques: Building an NS Exhibition Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
93
Author:
M.R. Snell
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using this prototype as an example, the author describes how easy it is to kitbash an existing kit into a unique model. It includes the various tools a beginner should invest in to make kitbashing easier.

Lessons in Passenger Car Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
M.R. Snell
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers modeling the Conrail 21 car, which is a track geometry car. Includes prototype photos of this ex-SF car, and many step-by-step modeling photos.

Milwaukee Road/Canadian National Sleepers - P-S-1948

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
44
Author:
George Trager
Description:
Scale drawings and prototype photos, as well as a listing of the road numbers/names of this car are the main part of the article.

Minor Adjustments: Fixing the American Models Passenger Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
12
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Scale:
S
Description:
The early-production streamlined passenger car trucks from AM showed a tendency to fall apart. This article describes how to fix that.

Modeler's Guide to Lightweight Passenger Trucks

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-02
Page:
66
Author:
Kevin J. Holland
Description:
Covers in great detail how to identify individual trucks on passenger cars. Includes technical and historical information, and prototype photos. A side bar and modeling trucks only covers HO-scale models. Another side bar covers the Budd disk brake system.

Modeling a Pennsy BM70nb RPO

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-11
Page:
86
Author:
Bob Kessler
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a Rivarossi model as a starting point, replacing the roof and adding many other details to make an accurate model of this car, which was a rebuild done in the 1950s. Includes a prototype photo, some model photos, and a parts list.

Modeling a PRR Camp Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
77
Author:
Chip Syme
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author built a model of the PRR passenger car that was recycled as a work train service car. Includes one prototype and several model photos

Modeling Pennsy’s Class POS211 Observation

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 73 Spring 2010
Page:
23
Author:
Bob Chapman
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author kitbashed a Rivarossi observation car body and Laser Horizons' side panels. Covers the history and includes a prototype photo.

Modeling PRR's Unique Class X42 Mail Storage Cars

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
27
Author:
Dave Messer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The X42 60-foot box car was used to store mail (pre-sorted and bagged). The author describes how he built the Funaro&Camerlengo resin kit of this car.

Modeling Secondhand Parlor Cars for the LIRR

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-11
Page:
58
Author:
Mike Boland
Scale:
HO
Description:
In 1961 the LIRR bought 26 heavy-weight parlor car from its parent the PRR. These were re-painted. Some PRR-leased cars were also used (kept in the PRR color scheme). The author describes how he modeled them using Walthers' cars. Includes LIRR and PRR prototype photos, and a couple of completed model photos.

Modeling the Amtrak Merchandise-handling Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
102
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author scratchbuilds one of these cars. Detail drawings, model construction photos, and a bill of materials are all included. Especially impressive is the underbody electrical wiring that he installed on this model.

Modeling the Shasta Daylight Part Two

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Bob Hogan
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment the author covers underbody details, external details, dealing with the triple-unit diner, and the parlor/observation car (the author's most difficult part of the project).

Modifying American Models' Streamlined Passenger Cars

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
27
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he improved the American Models lightweight streamlined passenger cars. He added interior lighting and the improved trucks available from American Models. He also added interior and exterior details and some weight, because those models are made entirely of plastic and so are very light.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
15
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Scale:
S
Description:
After covering the prototype history of the New Haven's Pullman-Standard passenger coach cars ordered after the 1930s, the author continues by describing how A.C. Gilbert American Flyer and American Hi-Rail passenger cars can be used to model these prototype cars. Includes model photos, a 1958 New Haven main line diagram, and construction drawings.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
32
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Scale:
S
Description:
Parlor cars were first-class coaches operated by Pullman or the railroads themselves, which had individual revolving seats that were much like reclining living room chairs. The author describes how to model one of these in S-scale using various manufacturers' cars as base models. Includes detail drawings for kitbashing.

N Scale Express Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-03
Page:
84
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
N
Description:
The article kitbashes a Con-Cor 80-foot standard baggage car into a 60-foot NYC express car. Includes cutting diagrams, and construction photos.

Narrow Gauge Pullman Sleeper

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
100
Author:
Steven Brewster
Description:
Three-foot gauge sleeping cars of the D&RGW. Prototype photos and scale drawings are included.

Passenger Car Details

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-04
Page:
110
Author:
William Schaumburg
Description:
The author describes his own experiences with trying to learn more about details under passenger cars.

Passenger Car Modeling

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
8
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Scale:
S
Description:
Learning that there is no one right way to do things, the author describes how he built three D&H passenger cars from various parts, some scratchbuilding, and all three were built using different methods. The cars and his modified AF PA1 are shown in the accompanying photos.

Passenger Cars Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-03
Page:
56
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article is about building the cars you want for your fleet by combining unique sides with common carbodies. The author started with an HO-scale Eastern Car Works car, removed the molded-on details, added the new sides, updated the underbody detail, installed grab irons, added an interior, painted and applied decals, and installed diaphragms and window shades.

Passenger Cars From Core Kits Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-04
Page:
72
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Description:
The articles covers how to build a Southern Railway Pullman sleeper using NKP Car Works etched-metal sides and a Train Station Products' core kit for an HO model. Next, the author shows how to convert a Bachmann coach car into an N-scale RPO for the Monon.

Pennsylvania RR 10-6 Sleeping Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-07
Page:
89
Author:
George Sebastian-Coleman
Description:
This article describes the riveted lightweight cars built by American Car & Foundry for the PRR. They were also seen in blue, silver, and gray of the Missouri Pacific's Eagles, and in both the two-tone gray Overland scheme and the yellow-and-gray City colors of the Union Pacific. Includes prototype photos, scaled drawings of the outside, interior, and underbody details. Hints for how to model them in N-, HO-, and O-scale are also provided.

Pennsylvania RR's ACF 44-seat P85B coaches

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-10
Page:
111
Author:
Keith Thompson
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes this particular passenger. There is a paragraph at the end on how to model it in HO-scale. Includes one prototype photograph and scaled diagrams.

Perfect Passenger Trains

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
54
Author:
Kirk Reddie
Description:
Prototype passenger trains. Explanations of the types of cars used in a passenger train. Shows diagram of Argentine Passenger Depot, as well as many prototype photos of exteriors and interiors of passenger cars.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
Consider using etching brass to create your own passenger car sides that could be mounted to an American Models car body.

PRR Class M70 Postal Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
81
Author:
George Drury
Description:
A one-page article about this car with one photo and scale drawings.

PRR Class P58 Coach

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-03
Page:
66
Author:
George Drury
Description:
A brief description of this car, accompanied by a prototype photo and scale drawings.

Pullman Sun Room Cars on the PRR 1933-1965

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
39
Authors:
Chuck Blardone & Myron Bilas
Description:
Open platform observation cars were replaced by Pullman's new sun room, or solarium observation car. This article covers the Pullman "Plan 3975" cars' history (including photos), and their use in the PRR. HO-scale model photos are included, as well as drawings of the "Texas Ranger" car. A full historical listing of each sun room car is included, as is a full listing of the Pullman Lot 3975 PRR car assignments from 1932 through 1956.

Quick Modifications Create Realism

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Paul R. McDonald
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the various minor changes and detailing additions he has done to his American Flyer passenger cars to make them look more realistic.

Quick Upgrades for the Walthers B60b

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 31 February 2006
Page:
21
Author:
Bruce F. Smith
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author discusses the changes he made to this model to make it even more accurate. Includes lots of model photos.

Re-writing History: Passenger Cars for My Maine Three-footer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
69
Author:
Bob Bennett
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed these wood-sheathed passenger cars. Includes finished model photos and a materials list

Reading RR Passenger Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-11
Page:
90
Author:
Gordon Odegard

S Scale Favorites

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the construction of early prototype wooden passenger cars. He then mentions which manufacturers, in S-scale, have or are still producing wooden passenger cars.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the current (at the time) situation of heavyweight passenger cars in S-scale.

Scratchbuilding a Mixed-train Combine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-02
Page:
78
Author:
Dick Scott
Scale:
O
Description:
This car has a baggage compartment in the center and two segregate passenger compartments. Includes parts list and many detailed construction photos and scale diagrams.

Scratchbuilding a Narrow-gauge Combine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-11
Page:
66
Author:
Peter Tuttle
Scale:
HOn2
Description:
This article describes how the author built his Sandy River & Rangeley combine no. 14. This is a step-by-step article, and includes prototype photos, dimensioned drawings, materials list, and many construction photos.

Scratchbuilding N Scale Passenger Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
24
Author:
Larry Elder
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes and shows how he built passenger cars using sheet brass stock. Includes construction diagrams, how to form the shapes, interior details, and a scale drawing of the Milwaukee Road Lake Pepin car.

Sleeper-Lounge-Buffet-Observation Kitchi Gammi Club

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
46
Authors:
Charles C. Jensen & Carl Jensen
Description:
The only Pullman heavyweight open section sleeping car still certified to operate on the U.S. and Canadian railroads.

Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Sleeper 9000-9029

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
52
Author:
George Trager
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings of these SP cars.

SP Caboose/combine 401: an On30 to On3 Kitbash

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
55
Author:
Mallory Hope Ferrell
Scale:
On3
Description:
The author kitbashed a Bachmann On30 passenger car into this combine. Includes model and prototype photos.

Starters Part 6

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
44
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers roller-bearing passenger car trucks for high-speed freight cars.

Styrene to Streamliner

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-01
Page:
86
Author:
Dick Scott
Scale:
O
Description:
The author takes a step-by-step approach as he describes how he scratchbuilt a Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis' 4-roomette, 5-bedroom, 1-compartment, 4-section sleeping car Florida Sunset (Pullman-Standard floor plan no. 4196, built in December 1954). Includes lots of detailed photos and part drawings, as well as a parts list.

Superliner Marker Lights

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
34
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Battery operated marker lights for the last car in a train.

Texas & Pacific No. 300 Baggage Dormitory Car Part 1

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
34
Author:
Bill Basden
Scale:
O
Description:
This is the first installment of a series describing how to build this car. This installment covers the prototype research, and includes prototype photos.

Texas & Pacific No. 300 Baggage Dormitory Car Part 2

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-01/02
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Basden
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment covers the tools and materials needed, and the start of the construction phase. The author is a professional model builder.

Texas & Pacific No. 300 Baggage Dormitory Car Part 3

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-03/04
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Basden
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the car body. The article starts off with how to determine dimensions from a photograph when starting some known dimensions, such as a truck.

The Accurate American Flyer Streamlined Passenger Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
14
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Scale:
S
Description:
The author compares American Flyer passenger cars, as originally produced by A.C. Gilbert between 1950 and 1964, to their prototype. The article starts off with a history of the development of prototype passenger cars during that time period. It also describes how the cars were made by A.C. Gilbert, which is why most of the passengers cars were too short. Several photos of complete AF trains are included.

The Budd Cars: Stainless Fleet of Modern Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief prototype introduction, the author covers the 74-foot, four-car Budd sets that American Models has released. Includes several prototype photos.

The Good News Chapel Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
83
Author:
Ed, Steve, and Jim Hauff
Scale:
G
Description:
A freelance car that came out of a desire to have equipment on a new outdoor layout, but with budgetary restrictions. It was scratchbuilt following plans of a HOn3 wooden kit.

The Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
40
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers passenger cars manufactured by Chester Industrial Arts, Midgage, Sylvania Models, Train Stuff, Strafford Metal Products, Super Scale Models, and Nimco.

The Vestibule

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
23
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to make a vestibule in an American Models passenger car with some slight model surgery. He also covers diaphragms. Includes a couple of photos and detail drawings.

Updating an Athearn Standard Coach

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-10
Page:
68
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes diaphragms, how to use dividers to place details.