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HOn30 Skeleton Log Car

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Marsh Creek Miniatures has released their new, freelanced, 18-foot Skeleton Log Cars in HOn30. The "Deluxe" kits come with two log cars along with trucks and couplers. There is plenty of detail and...

Modular Workshop System

Written by Shawn Branstetter

HobbyZone is a Polish company who makes tools and organizational equipment for model builders. A very interesting product is their Modular Workshop System which lets you customize your own workbench...

Chipping and Worn Effects

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Many of us are familiar with the hairspray technique for creating peeling and chipping paint effects. There was also a time when many of us, including myself used rubber cement to add realism to our...

Spikes

Written by Shawn Branstetter

The search for the perfect spikes has been the topic of discussion for many decades among those of us who hand-lay our track. Most of the commercial ones available are grossly out of scale,...

Digital Sound Decoder

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Later this month, SoundTraxx will release the Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder, the only 16-bit DCC decoder that replicates rolling stock sounds for N through G scales. The SoundCar includes a...

CurrentKeeper™ Power Accessory

Written by Shawn Branstetter

This summer, SoundTraxx will introduce the CurrentKeeper, which provides smooth, interruption-free operation during power interruptions. By providing power to the locomotive’s Digital Command...

HOn3 D&RGW Drop Bottom Gondolas and Flatcars

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Backstone Models has announced the third release of their HOn3 D&RGW 800 Series Drop Bottom Gondolas and D&RGW 6000 Series Flatcars with all new road numbers. Features of these finely...

New Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders

Written by Shawn Branstetter

SoundTraxx is adding to its offerings of Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders designed for Athearn Genesis and Kato HO models. SoundTraxx has added the GE GEVO-12 prime mover to its line of TSU-GN1000...

Mine Ore Bin and Tipple

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Kitwood Hill Models has added to it's line of laser kits, the Mine Ore Bin and Tipple. This dual pocket, 2 sluice ore bin is designed to evenly fill Bachmann 2 bay hoppers. The ore gates operate and...

O Scale Simplex Arch-Bar Trucks

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Protocraft has been manufacturing tools, track and detail parts for O Scale modelers for several years now and their products continue to grow. What I am most excited about are their line of brass...

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