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  • July 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,893 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 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,576 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...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,460 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 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,756 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...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,456 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 ...