Under the Hood: Coil Car Review

An Article by Don Dunn Prototype: In the mid-1990s, Thrall  Car Manufacturing introduced their  42’ coil car. This car shared many traits common to other Thrall-built coil steel cars including the basic body construction and jack pad design. The two major differences were the shorter…

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All About Admiral Cabs

Have you ever wondered where Admiral Cabs get their name from? Well, there’s a Reason for it: Admiral J. Paul Reason to be exact. The design idea came from the retired Admiral, who once served on Norfolk Southern’s board of directors. Unlike a traditional cab,…

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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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