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  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 8,156 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Coming up on the Belmont Road Crossing at Downers Grove, Illinois, in March of 1973 is BN 6143 (ex-CB&Q 341) still in her Burlington colors on the point with two repainted units following and Burlington units bringing up the rear. Gib Allbach phot...
  • August 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,842 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos by the author This article covers the assembly of two Western Scale Models machine tool kits and some old fashioned structural scratchbuilding. A combination I hope will appeal to those of us who model in O scale or...
  • July 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,629 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    MAKING THE MOST OF METAL CASTINGS AND THE NEWEST "SPACE AGE" CEMENTS   Many of the very best kits in model railroading contain a number of highly-detailed metal or plastic castings. The kit makers spend countless hours preparing...
  • July 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,387 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    These Printed Paper Buildings Make Perfect Backgrounds For 0 Scale Railroads Or Quick Temporary Structures For HO Modelers. If You Enjoy The Techniques Of Paper Modeling, You Might Want To Try A Complete Paper Locomotive Kit For Your Mantlepiece! 1. ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Paul Coats - 3,135 views - 6 comments - 2 likes
    By Paul Coats The most difficult part of putting an Athearn Blue Box locomotive into service is installing the metal handrails.  This same procedure can be used for Railpower and other metal handrail kits. You will need small needle nose pliers a...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,443 views - 8 comments - 5 likes
    Build a Market in HO Scale By Christopher Brimley Design Preservation Models (DPM) started to finally update their stagnant selection of structures last year. One of the first newly-released kits is the Stone Bakery (243-12300) in HO scale. Fortunatel...