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HOn3 D&RGW K-36 and K-28 Mikados

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Starting Sept. 2, Blackstone Models will accept advanced reservations for its HOn3 D&RGW K-36 and K-28 Mikados, which have an expected delivery in 2014. These painted, ready-to-run models will be...

ProTraxx™ HOn3 Snap-Track System

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Designed by Blackstone Models (a division of SoundTraxx®), ProTraxx is the first-ever HOn3 snap-track system with an integrated roadbed. The system is well-suited for use on layouts or for...

HOn3 UTLX Frameless Tank Cars

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Blackstone Models has added three new road numbers to its fleet of HOn3 UTLX Frameless Tank Cars that feature the iconic "GRAMPS" logo. This is Blackstone Models' third release of frameless tank...

HO Scale 150 Foot Truss Bridge Kit with Punchplate Girders

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Born of the Midwest, also from the early1900’s, is our highly functional HO scale Punch Plate Girder Bridge, that is a beauty to behold just like her sisters and she will look fabulous on any layout...

41 foot Un-Decorated NP Built Flat Car Kit

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Central Valley Model Works has released a new, highly detailed, kit of a Northern Pacific 41 foot fat car. These flat cars were used as maintenance car to help clean up train after wrecks, as well...

HO Scale 150 foot Truss Bridge Kit with Guesseted Girders

Written by Shawn Branstetter

This HO scale Eastern Style Gusseted Girder Bridge is super detailed from a bygone era. Built in the early 1900’s, this bridge is a beautiful work of art and will great upon your diorama, layout, or...

Blackstone Models HOn3 K-27 Pilot Kits

Written by Shawn Branstetter

As part of its line of HOn3 accessories, Blackstone Models offers road pilot and switcher pilot accessory kits to customize its HOn3 K-27 locomotives. Both pilot assemblies feature die-cast metal...

HOn3 D&RGW and RGS Class C-19 Locomotives

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Blackstone Models’ second offering of 2-8-0 consolidations will feature four new Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) and Rio Grande Southern (RGS) C-19 models, as well as a painted, unlettered...

Mini Scenery Kits

Written by Shawn Branstetter

TREEMENDUS have been supplying handmade trees and scenic modeling materials for 10 years and they have just introduced Mini Kits. Mini Kits are made of smaller sample sized bags grouped together as...

Tie Rack Tie Jigs

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Fast Tracks is a supplier of track laying tools and supplies for model railroads ranging Z to O Scale. I recently had a chance to try one of their Tie Rack Jig kits. For those of you that are...

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