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Waterfront Project | Part 10

Waterfront Project | Part 10

In our last Waterfront Project installment I mentioned the dock we were building would also be home to our next kit and here it is, the Micro-Trains Line, Canning Plant Kit (MTL Part 799 90 931). Continuing along with trying to keep some of these kits looking utilitarian and down to earth, I went again […]

September 29, 2011 8 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 9

Waterfront Project | Part 9

Today’s MTL Waterfront Project kit is the Pier & Building Kit. At 8″ long by 2″ wide, it’s a large piece. The size of the dock will provide a home for our next kit… but we’ll get to that kit in our next article. The building portion of this model is built on a separate […]

September 27, 2011 2 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 8

Waterfront Project | Part 8

Here’s our version of the Micro-Trains Line, Pier Warehouse Kit. As with our last build, the Hotel Kit, this one has lots of interesting angles and is also surprisingly easy to assemble. On these kits I find myself more and more playing with slight color variations and subtle weathering ideas. I don’t want to go […]

September 24, 2011 4 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 7

Waterfront Project | Part 7

Our next Micro-Trains kit build is the Hotel Kit which has some great features including a second story outdoor deck, a pair of roof dormers and lots of windows, 40 windows in total! There are only 39 windows on our version of this kit but we’ll get to that in a minute. For a building […]

September 18, 2011 2 Comments More
Z Scale Clearance Gauges

Z Scale Clearance Gauges

It doesn’t come up every day but it most definitely does come up: how big should my tunnel portal be, how much height do I need under a bridge, why didn’t I think of train clearance before I built my layout? It’s really unfortunate when someone builds a scene and only then realizes they can’t […]

September 11, 2011 0 Comments More
Z-Panzer | K5 Railgun

Z-Panzer | K5 Railgun

In these interview articles I generally ask the questions and the interviewee answers, but for this article I asked Andy Hart of Z-Panzer to talk directly to our readers and share a bit of the thought, design and production processes that went in to this magnificent Z scale model. These photos were shot in low […]

September 6, 2011 0 Comments More

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