Jeff Wilson's latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of railroad modeling's most popular eras. Modelers can use the book's highly detailed historical information as inspiration to create realistic models. They'll find background on cargo carried by various types of cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing.
Modeling a freight car fleet, pp. 4-12;
Paint and lettering, pp. 13-17;
Boxcars, pp. 18-31;
Refrigerator cars, pp. 32-43;
Hoppers and gondolas, pp. 44-54;
Tank cars, pp. 55-64;
Covered hoppers, pp. 65-71;
Flatcars, pp. 72-78;
Stock cars, pp. 79-84;
Trucks and brake gear, pp. 85-92;
Bibliography, pp. 93-94;
About the author, pg. 95;
Kalmbach, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 200 Color photographs.