Modelers Notes is published six times a year, and is mailed to members along with the Newsletter. Past issues are available thru the Derry, NH address.
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The main feature this month is the continuation of Dave McMullian's B&M Athearn Pacific super detailed rebuild, Part V that is. In this installment he deals mainly with plumbing and the cab interior detailing. Additionally there's an interesting article from Dick Gorman on using a "spy camera" with N scale models and an article on building a Maine Central Osgood-Bradley A/C coach-smoker by Col Tom Thompson.
Bachmann announced a B&M RS-3 #1545 in trhe maroon and yellow scheme originally due in November. MSRP $99.00, order #64201. Features includeDCC-, dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder with 8-pin plug, 8-wheel drive, super-quiet, helical cut gears, . die-cast chassis, metal cut levers, finescale handrails, blackened metal wheels and E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers .
Exact Rail has released the B&M PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hopper in six road numbers. These should be at your dealers now. MSRP $36.95, order EP-80168-1thru -6. Cars feature ExactRail ASF 100 Ton Ride Control Trucks, Kadee #58 couplers and CNC-Machined 36" wheels.
In their Trainman series Atlas has reissued their AAR 70 Ton 3-Bay Open Hopper decorated for the Portland Terminal Railroad in two numbers: 20 000 969 is PT #122 and 20 000 970 is PT #127. Cards are black with yellow lettering, have AccuMate Couplers, metal wheels and feature a removable coal load.
Archer Fine Transfers is at it again. This time they have introduced scale Bridge Rivets in HO and N scales. Paks are $17.95, order # AR88052 for HO and #AR88053 for N scale. See http://www.archertransfers.com for more info. If you havent tried any of their railroad products yet, they go one just like regular decals but have relief.
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