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Walthers Lasercut Shack Pack
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At a recent trip to a semi-local hobby shop, Just Trains in Concord, Ca. I picked up the Walthers Shack Pack, a laser-cut card and paper kit. Overall I think that they turned out pretty well, although I intend to weather them with chalk powders before placing them on the layout. As I have found with other Walthers kits the directions were a little...

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Very cool complete scene.
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I recently have started listening to a couple of different model railroad podcasts. One of the most interesting subjects, described in interviews on both the Model Railway Show and also on Model Rail Radio (both on iTunes) was a micro layout called Brooklyn 3Am. http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page87/index.html I cant say enough about how awesome this little scene is, and how it uses a lot of small...

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JL Innovative Design: Bertani’s Billiards: Final Touches
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I added the tar-paper roofing by cutting it into strips and gluing it on the roof using white glue.  This had the effect of creating some small wrinkles, but these added to the character of the building.  The Ski and 7up signs I attached with rubber cement, the rest I used white glue.   I attached all the details at the loading dock with...

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