Navigation Menu+
Walthers Lasercut Shack Pack
Read more

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...

Read more
Athearn ready to run cars
Read more

I recently picked up another couple of cars from my local hobby shop (impulse purchase while waiting for my Tsunami decoders to arrive).   I was amazed at the amount of detail available on this 3 bay offset hopper from Athearn.   I also picked up an Athearn stock car. After these pictures I took my usual steps and replaced the couplers with Kadees...

Read more
Very cool complete scene.
Read more

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...

Read more
JL Innovative Design: Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair
Read more

One of my recent acquisitions was Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair from JL Innovative Design.  I think that this is the third kit from them that I have built, and like the others it seems to be a decent model so far.  It does take a bit of work to prepare the walls and such, unlike a laser cut model, but the end results are pretty...

Read more