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  • December 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,728 views - 4 comments - 2 likes
      Techniques: by Joe D'Elia & Robert Schleicher It looks like a "drop-in" job, but adjustments are nearly always necessary to get both car and couplers working properly.    Two words often make the difference be...
  • July 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,831 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      George Cockle photo. THE PROTOTYPE Union Pacific's SD-24m, 3399, came onto the property as No. 423, a standard SD-24 built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in 1959. Nine years later, this unit entered the O...
  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,199 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 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,291 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TAKE THE CONFUSION OUT OF CONTROLLING THE TRACK AND SWITCH MACHINE POWER ON YOUR RAILROAD WITH A PROTOTYPE-STYLE PANEL 1. The "schematic style" control panel is the most graphic method of grouping the on-off switches, reversing switches, and tra...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,449 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 ...
  • May 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,404 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Larry E. Smith, MMR Model photos by Mark Beaty AX-1 62023 after being removed from automobile service in 1956. You sense it before you can see it or hear it. Maybe its the slight vibration of the earth below your feet, but you kno...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,814 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    By Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60’ appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee® #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,043 views - 12 comments - 1 like
    By Jim Six Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated As a boy at trackside I saw these cabooses with the bay window open more often than not. Of course I am not talking wintertime! Also shown are the fuel filler for the stove and a breather pipe....
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,616 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    By Pete Moffett, MMR Photos by the author Gary Courtemanche of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has spent many hours creating his HO scale Blood, Sweat & Tears Railroad. His creation is a freelanced branchline set in a Northeast locale sometime between 1938 ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,463 views - 6 comments - 7 likes
    Making Loads For Gondolas & Flat Cars By Christopher Brimley Flatcars and gondolas always seem to lack something when you take them out of the box. They need a little weathering so they are not so new and glossy, and they seem to be screaming for a lo...