4th Quarter 2017
Vol. 1, No. 4
by Tony Lucio — One of the most common and most popular action accessories for your layout was an operating crossing gate. This article takes a look at a number of examples dating back to the 1950s.
New York Central’s Hudsons
by David Otte — One of AHM-Rivarossi’s most beautiful steam locomotive models was its streamline Hudson. Examine AHM’s 4-6-4 Hudsons, including the streamline Dreyfus and J-3a versions.
My Memories at AHM
by V.S. Roseman — A noted hobby writer shares his experiences with AHM founder Bernie Paul and discusses the North American company’s relationship with Rivarossi of Italy.
Collecting Freelance Railroads
by Tony Lucio — You probably see more examples than you might be aware of. Here are some of the more famous freelance railroads, as well as insights and suggestions for collecting them.
Going in Circles
by Tony Cook — When does a model go from current to classic? The author relates the day when he rediscovered older model railroad releases and what they have become for him in collecting.