Category Archives: Update


In the late 1970’s an excellent article on the Los Angeles Junction Ry. appeared in one of the rail magazines. I’m pulling my hair out trying to track down the magazine and date. Memory can play tricks on you, certainly after forty years. However, I don’t think …read more

HATX 416 (GP40)


Hello guys,

A new project is started. GP40 HATX 416 (ex CSX 6527)

Model Atlas factory painted (10001738), repaint in CSX color, some parts added (Cannon, Details West, Detail associates), decals from Microscale, Loksound V4 inside.

Now, ready for weathering

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Threading the Eye of the Needle

In his must-read piece, “11 Lessons Learned” in the April issue of MR, Tony Koester writes “One huge lesson gleaned from even a cursory review of the V&O was to model the ordinary. It’s all too easy to compile a list of eye-catching prototypes to model, and the inevitable …read more