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Walter Vail |  Showcase Miniatures Nn3 Shay

Walter Vail | Showcase Miniatures Nn3 Shay

To model railroaders not familiar with narrow gauge modeling, can you give us a little background on the prototype of your Class B Shay locomotive kit? Actually, there is not one individual prototype for this Shay. These locomotives varied within their class according to many needs of the individual owners. Many prototypical engine designs went […]

October 21, 2015 More
Drawing For $25.00 Gift Certificate | Showcase Miniatures

Drawing For $25.00 Gift Certificate | Showcase Miniatures

We have our drawing winner… Congratulations to Gerd Kurz of Australia on winning this $25.00 Showcase Miniatures gift certificate! We just ran all our Showcase Miniatures drawing entries through a random number generator, each entry was given a sequential number as it arrived to us. I’ve been a big fan of Showcase Miniatures for sometime […]

December 6, 2014 More
Showcase Miniatures Intermodal Container Trailers

Showcase Miniatures Intermodal Container Trailers

Showcase Miniatures has recently introduced a pair of new models that should find their way on to any Z scale layout that has even a passing reference to intermodal transit, the 40’ and 53’ ISO (International Shipping Organization) Container Trailers. Made of white metal, these models continue the Showcase Miniatures trend of models that are […]

February 10, 2014 0 Comments More
More From Showcase Miniatures

More From Showcase Miniatures

I recently wrote about a very cool new pick-up truck in Z scale from Showcase Miniatures. Here it is just a short time later and I felt compelled to again highlight this company. I got a few more of their vehicles this week, I popped their “F” Type Day Delivery Tractor out of its bag […]

June 14, 2013 1 Comment More
Showcase Miniatures

Showcase Miniatures

I really love to see existing manufacturers opening up their product lines to include Z scale, as Showcase Miniatures has just done, with some much-needed high quality pieces. Vehicles such as trucks are hard enough to come by in Z scale, to find great looking US-style trucks is even more difficult. I came across this […]

June 1, 2013 5 Comments More
Craftsman Manufacturers

Craftsman Manufacturers

It’s sometimes easy to forget just how good we have it in model railroading today, from the quality and detail of the trains themselves to all the accessories that breathe life in to our model rail scenes. After all, with no accessories, we’re all just playing with trains on plywood. I was again reminded of […]

April 23, 2014 4 Comments More
Tamiya Acrylic Paint

Tamiya Acrylic Paint

A few years back, the Testors paint company discontinued their Floquil line of enamel hobby paints, these were a real favorite for many model railroaders. Several years earlier Testors also ceased production of a Floquil-based stain called Flo-Stain and again, it was a popular choice among hobbyists. More recently, Testors made the decision to cease […]

January 19, 2014 0 Comments More
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