Modeling the '50s - The Glory Years of Rail

Modeling the '50s - The Glory Years of Rail

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Take in historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show you how to model Chicago’s Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.


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Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 88 pages; 23 black and white photos; 116 color photos; 16 illustrations; ISBN: 9780890247181


From the editors of Model Railroader magazine.
Introduction
It’s about the memories 4
Finding the ’50s 5

The 1950s
Chapter 1: America in the ’50s 6
Chapter 2: Modeling the SP in Los Angeles 10
Chapter 3: Setting the scene 18
Chapter 4: Adding vintage trucks – and realism 22

Motive Power
Chapter 5: Locomotives of the 1950s 26
Chapter 6: Weathering locomotives 32

Passenger Trains
Chapter 7: Passenger equipment and operations 38
Chapter 8: Detailing the classic El Capitan 42
Chapter 9: Modeling Chicago’s Dearborn Station 50

Freight Trains
Chapter 10: Freight equipment and operations 58
Chapter 11: Replacing war-weary freight cars 62
Chapter 12: Hauling Appalachian coal 66
Chapter 13: Moving produce to market 72

Trackside Details
Chapter 14: The 1950s railroad scene 80
Chapter 15: Modeling the right-of-way 84
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