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Title: train cover
Post by: adari on May 05, 2009, 08:27:16 PM
what is the train on the cover of this months model railroader. my friend wants to model it. please help he couldnt stop talking about it


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: Pacific Northern on May 05, 2009, 11:10:31 PM
Why are you not asking on their web site?

http://cs.trains.com/trccs/forums/88.aspx

You can even download that cover if you want.

http://www.trains.com/mrr/objects/images/mrr-june09_1280x800.jpg





Title: Re: train cover
Post by: az2rail on May 06, 2009, 12:10:42 AM
The engines are K series engines used by the D&RGW narrow gauge railroads. I can't tell from the picture, but they look like either K27's or K28's. But the tower is a model of the Chama coaling tower, so I would guess they are K28's. The tower is a wood kit and requires some modeling with wood skills. The engines are more than likely from Mountain Model Imports by Precision Scale.

Bruce


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: Yampa Bob on May 06, 2009, 02:02:27 AM
Here's the DRGW steam roster.

http://www.drgw.org/data/steam/roster/drgw03.htm


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: adari on May 06, 2009, 06:59:56 AM
I think you guys are talking about the wrong engine. Im talking about the engine on the cover of the june 2009 issue. The amtrak loco
thanks


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: boomertom on May 06, 2009, 11:52:06 AM
My guess is a GE Dash 8-P32BWH  based on Amtrak roster shots. Google Amtrak Locomotives.

Tom


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: adari on May 06, 2009, 03:56:02 PM
thanks i think thats it :D ;D:)


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: az2rail on May 09, 2009, 04:54:23 PM
I hope you were able to find out what that engine was. It turns out that the article was about lighting your layout, and the engine was just in the picture with no info about it.

It also turned out that the info I gave you was about a narrow gauge article that was inside the magazine. Just shows where my head was at.

Bruce


Title: Re: train cover
Post by: Yampa Bob on May 09, 2009, 05:33:53 PM
Bruce, it's not your fault. Magazines have a gimmick to ensure you search every page for the benefit of the advertisers. They headline an article on the cover, but change the article title in the contents. Some magazines don't even have a contents page, and the cover photo leads nowhere.