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Can you read the numbers?

Read the N Scale Insight column from the November 2019 Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: N SCALE
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A Santa Fe GP30 shoves loaded hoppers onto the coal track at Monolith Cement. The crew has already pulled the empty hoppers and spotted them on the adjacent track. They’ll soon be on their way back to the mine in Utah.
Roen Kelly photo
About once a year, a debate will flare up on one or another of the N scale internet forums about whether or not it’s possible to read the reporting marks on N scale freight cars. This always devolves into a “No, you can’t,” “Yes, you can” argument that peters out as the energy of the storm is finally spent.

As for me, the answer is “Yes, I can read the reporting marks, but only if I’m wearing my glasses.” Otherwise I can’t read anything. (Thank you, Dr. Ben Franklin.)

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