Time to Model: Thoroughbred Rivet Counter DASH-9s

An Editorial by Drayton Blackgrove NS modelers understand how much of a blessing it is to finally have a ready to run, dimensionally correct “Thoroughbred” DASH-9. For many, modeling is all about replicating experienced reality in your own unique way. Whether it’s reliving your childhood…

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An Article by Steven Holmes The Georgia Railroad was one of CSX Transportation’s earliest predecessors, incorporated in 1833. For the next 150 years, it filled the transportation needs for generations of Georgians, in the process gaining fame that greatly outsized its modest route structure. The…

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Time to Model: Custom NS High Hood SD40-2s

We are proud to feature the marvelous custom modeling work of Arthur Bradley in this week’s Time to Model™ feature. In this article, you’ll learn how to take one of our Rivet Counter™ HO Scale Norfolk & Western “High Hood” SD40-2 locomotives and convert it…

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Time to Model: The Story of the G52X

Developed in the late 1980s by Bethlehem Steel Company’s (BSC, later Johnstown America, and finally FreightCar America), the Bethgon has become one of the most common cars for hauling coal. Originally called the “Coal Porter”, the name was changed to Bethgon when the family of…

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