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Jim Zwernemann

Photo Gallery: Jim Zwernemann

Jim Zwernemann has emerged as one of the finest builders of ¼" scale rolling stock. His range of skills and techniques are astounding. He exhibited his work at Naperville in 2007 and at the O Nationals. Dave Hussey photographed the models at Naperville and Jim sent in some photos he took at his home in Texas.

This Cotton Belt drovers caboose captured the interest of convention goers at the O scale National and was awarded Best of Show. Jim built the model almost entirely from styrene. His painting and weathering techniques add to the model's realism.

This LNE gondola was built using a set of plans and photos that were published in the Railroad Model Craftsman. Jim use styrene as his principal material for construction.

This photo of Jim's gondola was taken by Dave Hussey.

Jim rebuilt an Intermountain 1937 AAR boxcar with a urethane side done by Turner years ago. The GN had a large fleet of these cars. While the car's dimensions a very close to the AAR car the underframe is more like a 1921 ARA design.

This model was built using parts designed and cast by Charlie Morrill and with decal art by Bruce Blalock. Mike O'Connell and Rick Leach were involved in screening the decals as well.

Jim has built a wide range of subject matter including this interesting Mexican caboose. Again like nearly all of his projects, Jim used styrene as the basic material.

The prototype for this car was built by Mather Car Company and leased out to Rath Packing. Mather built a wide range of boxcars, stock cars and later reefers using the same basic components and design. They tended to use readily available structural shapes rather than custom drawn sizes. Jim scaled this model form ORER data and photos of the prototype. The decals are from Champ.

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