SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019:We travel back to Canada as Art and Rich return with their third installment of their “Canadian Adventure” where it’s a day visiting with Lex Parker and his layout in Beamsville near St. Catherine’s. Greg King explains how he became a traction modeler. Robert Ring wraps up in the second half of his very informative article teaching his tricks and techniques to model a detailed wharf scene. In this issue we get an introduction to Myron Shiverick with Part 1 of a pictorial of just a few of the locomotives on the roster of his Southern Pacific layout. Bill Davis, OST’s Model Builder’s Bench columnist, provides us with Part 2 of his photo essay article of the Bradley Machine Shop in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Ed Bommer relates how to replace that failing Zamac floor in your Weaver troop sleeper or express car. All this and more in the September/October issue of O Scale Trains!
Whether you’re running conventional cab-control or command control, an O scale locomotive drive should have impeccable mechanical and electrical performance properties before any electronics are added.
Scranton Railroads could be twice the price, and it would still be a remarkable value for modelers interested in the how’s and why’s of heavy-duty railroading in an industrialized, urban environment in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite coal fields.