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  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,974 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 - 3,873 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 - 2,139 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The quick way to landscape your railroad Model Railroading is supposed to be one of the few hobbies that you can pursue for a lifetime and never become bored. There are so many details to add to even the simplest layout that it can take...
  • May 24, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,482 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Cobblestones set up with light gray mortar in a busy industrial area. Walthers has recently introduced a line of styrene injection-molded street paving sets. This sectional approach to street bui...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,366 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    The window mullions mark nearly every plastic structure look as "model." You can make them look more like the prototype with replacement windows. Robert Schleicher Model railroaders have an ever-increasing selection of plastic structu...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 8,269 views - 4 comments - 3 likes
    Model construction by Mike Barry Photos, workmen and reefers by Ken Patterson The icing platform kits from Creative Model Associates and Walthers can be painted and detailed to recreate the scenes that were common on nearly every prototype railr...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 10,652 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 - 16,727 views - 3 comments - 0 likes
    By V.S. Roseman Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated  Last month’s article ended with the first steps in the construction of the removable interior. Now we turn our attention to modifying the building to easily accept the interior...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 9,457 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    By V.S. Roseman Photo by the author unless otherwise indicated Walthers’ new Railway Express Transfer Building and Freight House is modeled after a real structure in Jersey City, New Jersey. Originally built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Mark Preussler - 3,226 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    Help Enhance Walthers HO Scale Hiawatha Skytop Lounge Observation Cars By Mark Preussler, MMR Fans of The Milwaukee Road rejoiced at the news when Walthers announced they would introduce an entire passenger train of Hiawatha equipment with paint jobs ...