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Three new articles have been posted to Keystone Crossings...

  • XL Camp Car Variants
  • X23 Camp Car Variants
  • NX23 Cabin/Rider Cars

You can find these new articles on the Non-Revenue page. Enjoy!

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At the National Train Show, Tangent Scale Models announced their latest offering -- the General American Dry-Flo Covered Hopper.

General American Transportation Corporation produced a large fleet of 3500 cubic foot “Dry-Flo” covered hoppers beginning in 1959 as a response to customer demands for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities. While covered hopper innovations during the 1950s proved valuable to bulk shippers, they wanted covered hoppers that could handle larger quantities of specialized commodities such as such as oats, malt, and rice. Coincidentally, plastic pellet producers were also looking for larger cube covered hoppers that could be easily loaded and unloaded under pressure. The Dry-Flo family of cars was General American’s answer to this call, with gravity-pneumatic or pneumatic-only discharge options available through three different outlet gate versions. These outlet gate variations were marketed as the Dry-Flo, Dry-Flo Chem, and Dia-Flo.

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Bowser has announced a fresh run of their HO scale PRR GS gondolas and F30 flat cars in kit form.

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Keystone Crossings is looking for a volunteer to blog N scale product announcements. I've been asked repeatedly to support other scales, but it takes a lot of effort when it is not one's own modeling scale. Here's a chance for an N scaler to step up!

Requirements of the position:

  • Decent writing skills
  • A willingness to write product announcement blogs in a timely manner
  • An established N scale modeler
  • Existing acquaintance preferred

If you are interested, please contact me.

Related, if you have a suggestion for other blog topics, please contact me as well.

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Continuing on my renewed efforts to update Keystone Crossings, I made some more progress today...

I'm very, very pleased to report that a long-standing bug related to the databases has finally been fixed. When you ran a search and got a list of results, you could clink on a link to view the details of the record. However, if you clicked on the "back" button and clicked to view the detail of a different record, you would get the same record. It was a server caching issue and I believe it is resolved.

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