Improving the look and the performance of the PRS truck by removing the springs section and adding "real" springs. Includes photos.
A review of the standard North American truck used from the late 1930s on, which has self-aligning, spring-plankless, and double-truss plain bearings.
The series continues with converting A.F. cars to scale models, by converting a quad hopper, and a wine tank car. Includes diagrams and model photos.
The author describes how to create a Virginian-style rotary coal car and a transfer caboose. Includes model photos and diagrams.
A listing of the annual NASG Convention cars from 1985 through 2010.
This is a follow-up article describing other modelers who have completed their Perma-Built freight car kits recently. Includes several photos of models
The idea is to decorate one side of a car for one railroad name or road number, and the other for another.
The page includes a scale weight guide. Place a car on it, and the scale will tell you what the model should weigh in S-scale to meet the NMRA/NASG standards.
Bill Lane contributes the idea of using music wire to reinforce the stirrups on Pacific Rail Shops' cars. Includes photos.
Some early S-Helper Service trucks' sideframes leaned out an angle. Bill Mark, Jr. presents his solution to resolve that.
How to build a reasonable selection of freight and passenger cars for narrow-gauge trains.
How to convert an ACF 3-bay covered hopper to a ACF 2-bay hopper.
Some ideas on changing things up a bit with freight cars, such as leaving off the journal box caps, leaving previous ownership paint schemes partially visible, odd gondola ends, hoppers freeze so a fire would be started next to them to defrost their load leading to interesting weathering,
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