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find the chimney noticeably oversized and will maybe replace it. Finally, the foundation is made up of


what appear to be brick embossed and laser-cut pieces of vinyl. A house tradi- tionally has a stand off or small over- hang around the entire perimeter of the basement. The brick vinyl is to be applied over the clapboard siding with the result being no overhang and a rather large edge on the top of the foundation around the entire building. Instead, I chose to use Clever Models


brick N scale paper from their Tex- tures CD. I printed out the sheet and gave it a quick coat of Dulling spray so the ink wouldn’t run when I weathered the foundation. Using a piece of the vinyl, I measured the height onto the brick paper and cut out a long strip. It was easy then to apply the brick paper to the siding. I bent the paper around corners scribing a sharp fold with the edge of steel ruler. Doing this allowed the overlaps to be in corners where the seam is virtually unnoticeable. The Tower House builds up to a most


unique attractive and eye-catching structure. On an N scale layout, it eas- ily commands and anchors a special place and will be a focal point scene. It is challenging to build but patience, care and fitting of components during assembly ensures a fine finished mod- el. The instructions are adequate and I think modelers familiar with laser structure assembly could actually build the Tower House from the draw- ings. As an element to force perspec- tive in my HO scale residential scene. I could not find a kit or maybe even scratchbuild something as aesthetical- ly pleasing as the N scale Tower


This 100 page, five chapter spiral bound book includes 153 photos of Lackawanna, Erie, and EL wreck cranes and their associated equipment. Most of these photographs are being published for the first time. The book also includes 36 drawings and equipment charts. Ron thoroughly covers the complete roster of wrecking cranes, wreck trains, and wrecking procedures of all three railroads. Ron also provides the first ever explanation of Erie's mysterious Maintenance Of Way numbering system.


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rebuilt 3,100 30-year-old class X29 small capacity boxcars to create up-to- date X29D cars with inside-height of 10′-6″, inside-width of 9′-2″ and in- creased 3,898 cubic foot capacity. The underframe was unchanged so that the side-sills were noticeably inset from the sides.


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