Sean Hadfield [windysean] saw a unique building in his home town and scratchbuilt it for his model railroad. He created a step-by-step narrative with photos and associated titles. Let's follow along as he builds this challenging architectural gem
Family small business model companies create some of the more intriguing kits available. Branch Engine House is a new release from Railway Design Associates, creators of injection reminiscent of stone buildings of the 19th century.
Cast metal was a standard model material until the age of plastic. In today's resin age many accessories and cottage industry models are still cast metal. Metal is in some regards superior to resin and easier to work with. Come along and see!
You want to run trains? You need a layout. Layouts can range in size from simple space economical shelf layouts along a desk to massive plywood empires that fill entire buildings. They all have two elements in common, a foundation and a track plan.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia, features some of the only remaining examples locomotives, cabooses, and rolling stock of the great Norfolk & Western Railway. On display is N&W Class A 1218 and the jet-like 4-8-4 Class J No.611