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  • July 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,688 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Western-style mountains and pine trees just have to go together. Now modelers, in all scales, have a choice of kits to construct the most realistic pine trees possible. Scenery Products Co. offers this kit for six pine trees. Each "trunk" is approx...
  • July 5, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,210 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    All-new HO Scale products available Tuesday, July 12th! Magor 4750 Covered Hopper   FMC 4000 Gondola HO Scale, Magor 4750 Covered Hopper   Only $44.95 MSRP! ...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,534 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The least-expensive plastic building kits can be made to look like wood and/or easily modified into smaller structures. TOP: Paint formulated for use on plastic is best. Pactra's "Flat" enamel is being used, here, to paint the inset door panels. BO...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,727 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    It's a little harder than snap-together, but well worth it to lay your track the 'expert' way. If you've followed our suggestions that a permanent table-top layout is the best way to build a model railroad, you're at least considering...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,384 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    Even diesels can be detailed... Here's how to add more realism to your E-8 or PA-1 and build an E-8 "B" unit to boot. LEFT: The "before" (right) and "after" versions of the HO Scale Athern PA-1 diesel. "Open" look to louvers and detailed pilot are ...
  • June 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,437 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Your model railroad becomes more of a model and less a toy when it can run on its own tabletop. LEFT: A highly-detailed scene like this one created by SS Ltd's Craftsmen, is only possible with proper benchwork support. These mountains are part of a...
  • June 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,364 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE RAILROAD THE MOVIES MADE FAMOUS IS WELL WORTH MODELING A pair of Sierra steamers strain to make it up the hills from the farmlands to the mountain timber country led by 2-8-2 Mikado number 36. The Sierra seldom bothered with ballasted or draine...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,592 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BUILD THIS SIMPLE FREIGHT STATION IN EITHER N OR HO SCALE FROM TWO OF AHM'S "RICO" PASSENGER STATION KITS TOP LEFT: AHM offers this same station kit in both N and HO scale. With minor rework, two of the kits can be used to build a smaller freight s...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,011 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    FROM SIMPLE TO SUPER TO MODULAR; THE PROVEN WAYS TO LET YOUR RAILROAD GROW WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE 1. A suitcase is large enough for an N scale oval but if you want real railroading fun you'll need a bit more space. With a bit of careful thought, you ...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,778 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TOP: ConCor's flocked grass matting paper makes perfect weeds for HO or N scale model railroads. All you need to install it is a bit of white glue, a hobby knife, and some earth-colored flat paint. BOTTOM: Rip off chunks of the paper backed flocked ...