Category Archives: Boxcars

All boxcar related projects

Site Seeing – 29 June – A new series from Model Railroader – Taking Care of Business

I’ve been quite hard on model railroader over the years. They’ve been very predatory in their behaviour over the years. I even got a cease and desist letter from them at one point because they thought I’d copied part of … Continue reading

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Site seeing: October 03

I love the size, and the presence that O scale models have. While cruising around on the MRH forum the other day I came across the blog of Jack from France (SVJRR) whose modelling is just outstanding. And so onto today’s … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 15

Introduction Today’s site seeing adventure is for those of you interested in railroad operation, in this case dispatching. Today’s link came across the wire thanks to the ‘Ry-ops-industrialSIG’ SIG group on Yahoo! Groups. Site 1 – Train Dispatching Today’s link … Continue reading

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Updating Athearn Blue Box Railbox XAF 10 cars

It has been some time since I’ve had the funds or the time really to do much of anything in the modelling realm.

I’ve simply not had the funds to bring a lot of the work I’ve had underway forward to completion. Thanks to the Taxman and a payout due to being laid off, I’ve been able to order some extra parts to complete most of my Railbox cars. Continue reading

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40 foot Hi-Cube article has been quoted in Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine

Originally published on the old HVL blog November 07, 2012 An article I wrote on the Shorty Hi-Cubes has been quoted by Joe Fugate in the most recent Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine, available for free here. I love these cars, … Continue reading

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A Short History of the SP/SSW 40 foot Hi-cube boxcars and notes on modelling them

Originally posted on the old HVL Blog – August 10, 2010 Introduction The forty foot, 70 ton, Hi-Cube boxcars were built in the mid-1960’s specifically for high volume low weight cargo and were most often used in captive service between … Continue reading

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