Tools of the Trade
By Christopher Brimley
Editors Note: Christopher Brimley is a staff member at TrainLife and will be contributing weekly articles on scratch building. Follow him as he begins acquiring the tools and supplies necessary for his many pr...
November 3, 2010 - posted by Bob DeStefano - 1,130 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
By Bob DeStefano, Thoroughbred RR Models
I’ve enjoyed this great hobby for almost 38 years. I can still remember the day I joined the New York Society of Model Engineers way back in 1973. Older members of the Society had one BIG question for me, ...
October 30, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,553 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
Railmodel Journal January 2007
Weathering Modern Cars and Locomotives, Part III "Patch" Weathering
By Matt Snell
Weathered cars and locomotives on the real railroads did not disappear in the sixties, but to look at most "mo...
Being a modeler of the transition era New York Central (NYCRR) and loving head end cars on passenger trains, I needed express cars. On the NYCRR, many styles of head end equipment was used, from milk cars to multiple styles of baggage cars. But ...
October 28, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,588 views - 0 comments - 1 like
Building Skewed Bridges
RailModel Journal April 2008 (pages 6-14)
By V.S. Roseman
Bridges are one of the those significant "scenic" features that need to be positioned when the layout is still in the planning stages, prepared for the benchwork stage,...
October 28, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,374 views - 0 comments - 1 like
RailModel Journal April 2008 Pages 60-62
By Mike Baker, Pictures by Karen Baker
Styrene sheets and strip can be used to recreate the common Baltimore & Ohio, Signal Tower that was on the Monongah Division, at Clarksburg, West Virginia.&nb...
October 25, 2010 - posted by John Pestana - 3,395 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
RailModel Journal February 2008 Page 6
By Bob Rivard
The inspiration for this project came from the Fallen Flags website. I found some very helpful photos of these Canadian flat cars on this site. The Walthers car can be greatly improved by adding a f...
Scratch building is not as difficult as it looks. Unfortunately, many people have too many misconceptions about scratch building and fear even touching it. On the other side of the coin, are those that are excited to jump in and scratch build and ...