NASG Dispatch Articles by Ernie Horr

A Modern Lumber Flat Car - the Old Fashioned Way

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a lumber flat car. Includes a parts list, a few photos, and scale drawings.

A Practical Rail Inspection Car

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
18
Category:
Track
Description:

Building your own track inspection car from a piece of plexiglass and two trucks.

Ernie Horr Tackles a 50 foot FMC Covered Hopper

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
22
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

Starting off with a Pacific Rail Shops ACF 3-bay hopper, the author builds the 50' FMC grain hopper. Includes a couple of photos and lots of design diagrams, as well as a parts list.

Fruit-stand Construction

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
7
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:

Using the FinestKind Models #102 False-Front Store, the author describes how he built a roadside fruit stand. Includes drawings.

Just an Old Concrete Bridge

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
7
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:

The author builds a ballasted-deck bridge from scratch. The articles also provides a parts list, construction diagrams, and a photo of the finished model.

Let's Build a Steel Braced Plywood Chip Car

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to scratchbuild this car. It includes a materials list, prototype photos, and diagrams.

Meet an S Gaugers

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduction to Ernie Horr. As this issue went to the printer, Ernie passed away on June 16, 2000. Includes photos of Ernie, his wife, and his layout. Also includes a track plan of his "The Tinplate Road".

The Posthole Mine

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
18
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

The author provides information about how he built this mine building. It includes scale drawings, a materials list, and photos of the complete model.

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