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  • July 15, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,147 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    These models were judged the best in their class at the National Model Railroad Association's Pacific Coast Regional Contest. 1. The "Best in Show" trophy and "Best Steam Locomotive" class was won by Ed Groth's scratchbuilt HO scale model of a Port...
  • July 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,430 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE LOW-COST READY-TO-RUN PLASTIC CARS CAN LOOK LIKE THE MOST EXPENSIVE KIT OR CUSTOM-BUILT MODELS 1. The only way to make the cast-on details on your plastic rolling stock look more life-like is to replace those details with individual parts. We u...
  • July 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,668 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 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,398 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Once a year the best modelers, from the United States and Canada, gather to display their best these are the winners in most of the national contest categories. The very best model, in the National Model Railroad Association's annual model buildi...
  • July 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,149 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    A tale of two clubs; one typical and one not-so typical, to help you decide if "joining" is for you. Model railroading is a most unusual hobby; there's something in it that will arouse almost any hobbyist's interest and it's that rare...
  • July 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,138 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...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,891 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    By David Butts Photos by the author Modular model railroading is a great way to get involved in the hobby of model railroading, as shown by the photographs in this article. A module is an interchangeable section of railroad built to certain standards &...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,614 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Layout you can visit at the NMRA National Convention in Toronto, July 13-20, 2003 By John Brown Model photos by Robert Schleicher John Brown is recreating the steam era on the Chesapeake and Ohio in 20 x 26 feet in HO scale. There's an index of all ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Mark Preussler - 1,214 views - 5 comments - 3 likes
    By Mark Preussler, MMR As current Superintendent of my local National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) division, I often work the “NMRA booth” at area train shows. One of the interesting aspects of a mass-appeal train show is the amount of...
  • Invalid date - posted by Bob DeStefano - 1,399 views - 3 comments - 0 likes
    Model Railfanning, a Monthly Column By Bob DeStefano, Thoroughbred RR Models Over the years, I’ve observed  “Newbies” to the hobby go through an “Accumulation Phase”, purchasing locomotives and freight cars randomly w...