Modeling the Santa Fe in the 1950s

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Get inspiration for you next transition-era model railroad. From California to Texas to Chicago, this package features layouts covering the different landscapes of the vast Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Includes 4 track plans. 6 articles. 45 pages.
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This package is a must-have for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. aficionados as well as fans of the steam/diesel transition era. Keith Jordan provides an overview of postwar "Surf Line" passenger train consists. Take a tour of Gary Hoover's spectacular Santa Fe, 1951 layout. In a separate article he gives a detailed look at his prototypically modeled Dearborn Station. Harold and Martha Dill show how they freelanced their own Midwestern division point. Heading southwest, Bill Van der Meer chose a Texas and Oklahoma branch line for his prototype. Along with track plans the package includes a signature Santa Fe modeling project ¬– how-to build a Southwestern-style stucco depot. (45 pages, 5 MB)

Here are the track plans included in this set:

  • A perfect year by Keith Jordan
  • Modeling Chicago's Dearborn Station by Gary Hoover
  • Santa Fe's best by Gary Hoover
  • Santa Fe: All The Way by Gary Hoover
  • Santa Fe in the Southern Great Plains by Bill Van der Meer
  • How to model a stucco depot by Bob Foltz
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