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  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,451 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Bob Turner Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated Model MM-2 in 17/64" scale was the authors first attempt at scratchbuilding. It has a steel boiler, brass and bronze cab, tender and frames. It has power by NWSL. There are t...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,292 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jim Teese, MMR Photos by the author The genesis of this engine goes back quite a ways. In the mid-1970s I was working for Bell Helicopter in Iran and building a few HO models in my free time. I saw an ad from AHM in Model Railroader...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,769 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author The trucks for the tank car are a little bit more complex than those for the fire car due to the addition of the brake beams on each end. Note how the metal strap between the sideframes drops down on one end thi...
  • August 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,637 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos by the author This article covers the assembly of two Western Scale Models machine tool kits and some old fashioned structural scratchbuilding. A combination I hope will appeal to those of us who model in O scale or...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,018 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A SIMPLE-REWORK OF READY-TO-RUN CARS CAN PRODUCE THIS FOUR-WHEELED CABOOSE IN N, HO, OR O SCALE. 1. This four-wheeled "bobber" caboose can be built in N, or O scale using one of the ready-to-run European prototype four-wheeled gondola cars for the ...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,943 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    ONE OF THE TRUE "ACTION" DETAILS TO MAKE YOUR RAILROAD MORE LIFE-LIKE A pair of "Searchlight" signals, facing in opposite directions, near Mount Shasta, California, on the Southern Pacific. Operating scale models of this style signal light are avai...
  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,884 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    This 0-8-0 switcher can look and perform like a freight hauling 2-8-0. 1. & 2. AHM offers inexpensive ready-to-run models of the famous Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 switcher in either HO or O scale. This O scale version is also available in kit-fo...
  • July 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,407 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    You can make vast improvements in the performance of any ready-to-run imported brass locomotive with these minor adjustments.   Your finely-detailed imported brass locomotives can run as well as they look. Most of us are satisfied...
  • July 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,025 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    These Printed Paper Buildings Make Perfect Backgrounds For 0 Scale Railroads Or Quick Temporary Structures For HO Modelers. If You Enjoy The Techniques Of Paper Modeling, You Might Want To Try A Complete Paper Locomotive Kit For Your Mantlepiece! 1. ...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,424 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO MATCH THE APPEARANCE OF A RAILROAD SWITCH BUT FAR MORE FUN TO OPERATE IT BY REMOTE CONTROL. 1. This stubby switch stand is typical of the types the real railroads use to throw their track switches from a mainline route to a sidi...