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  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,143 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 - 2,257 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 - 5,820 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 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,274 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Without cities there would be no real railroads, yet few modelers have had the forethought to fit them into their layouts. In the early 19th century the railroad was needed as a link between the seaport cities and the great frontie...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,703 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 - 1,732 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BUILD THIS SIMPLE FREIGHT STATION IN EITHER N OR HO SCALE FROM TWO OF AHM'S "RICO" PASSENGER STATION KITS TOP LEFT: AHM offers this same station kit in both N and HO scale. With minor rework, two of the kits can be used to build a smaller freight s...