Vol. 5 Issue 12

December 2013

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The holidays are here and we have been busy as elves getting the December new releases ready for you. We have created some exciting new decal sheets like the Linea Mexicana Container Cars and the MONON diesel Locomotives. We also have a great article by Chris Palomarez on how to kitbash an HO 55' 4 Bay center flow Hopper. 


We would like to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year.


Happy Modeling!

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Also...check-out the article on page 143 about Chris Palomarez who is our key contributor of content for New Releases.


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Past New Releases Arranged by Month
2009 to 2013 in review 

Archer Daniels Midland CenterFlow Hoppers        

By Chris Palomarez                 


On a recent railfan trip, I noticed quite a few ACF CenterFlow 5250m cars still painted in a light blue ADM scheme. Needless to say I thought this car was pretty interesting as it was surrounded by repainted ADMX and leased ACFX more modern hoppers. Upon further research I felt this car was deserving to be modeled.

In HO I found I had on hand most of the items need for the basic kitbash. I used 2 Front Range hoppers and cut them in a manner to get a longer, 55' scale body. One could use the McKean 4 bay hopper and shorten it to match the prototype.

N scalers are fortunate, no need to kitbash. Atlas makes the correct car ready to go. N Scale 55' Four Bay Center Flow Hopper Undecorated part number 3950.

A modeling article is in process detailing the kitbash in HO scale. In progress modeling photos demonstrate the two halves spliced together and roof detailing.

More information on this car is available here:
Modernized CF 5250m style hopper. Built from two Front Range bodies spliced together to obtain correct length. Aftermarket hatch details and roofwalk added.
Same CF 5250m hopper displaying the underframe. The outlet compartments are from an Athearn 5250 narrowed down to fit the Front Range body. Genesis trucks and Kadee couplers added. Much more detailing to go!

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Each month we will be letting you know what we're working on for the near future. Please remember to check out this newsletter each month for details of upcoming releases.    


Coming Soon...
ARCO DuPont Freight Cars
Napa Valley Railroad Passenger Cars
NdeM Passenger Cars
D&H RS3 U23B Stripes
Highway Sign Lettering
B&O Cabooses 
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