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Micro Layouts In Model Railroading

Micro Layouts In Model Railroading

I had the idea of talking about micro layouts in this post. I find it interesting that these small model train layouts can be so polarizing; you either love them or think they’re what’s wrong with model railroading. I have to admit, maybe naively, but I’ve never understood this divide in the model rail community. […]

March 26, 2014 0 Comments More
Bachmann Trains On30 Interview

Bachmann Trains On30 Interview

I’d like to thank Bachmann Trains for making the Bach Man available for this interview. I’ve been seeing more and more interest in On30 railroading and thought you might enjoy hearing from the company that’s been instrumental in bringing On30 to the fore. Among other duties, the Bach Man moderates the Bachmann User Forum. Can […]

March 20, 2014 0 Comments More
Model Parts Holder For Airbrushing

Model Parts Holder For Airbrushing

Holding small, and not so small, parts in place when you’re airbrushing a model can be a delicate operation. You want to get a good even coat of paint and as important, you don’t want to ruin that coat of paint by leaving any smudges or worse, a partial fingerprint. There are several commercial part-holding […]

March 10, 2014 2 Comments More
Are On30 And Z Scale Similar?

Are On30 And Z Scale Similar?

The title of this article seems slightly absurd, I realize. An On30 loco at 1:48 could run over 1:220 Z scale loco and not even realize it had hit something, so where’s the similarity? In the early-ish days of Z scale, most people were just so taken by the size of the trains they were […]

March 7, 2014 0 Comments More
Soldering Torch For White Metal Kits

Soldering Torch For White Metal Kits

As I begin to work on more white metal kits like the PECO Nn3 tram kit, I’ve been thinking of changing my white metal construction tools from epoxies and CAs to low temperature solders on the larger parts of my kits. The trick to soldering white metal is in the metal itself, generally a tin […]

March 6, 2014 0 Comments More

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