Atlas sent along a sample of their newly tooled PS-1 40ft Boxcar with 7ft door. Decorated in Milwaukee Road with Hiawatha slogan, these Atlas PS-1’s set a new standard, over the 40 year old Micro-Trains PS-1, with body mounted couplers, metal wheelsets, and metal etched roofwalks. The dimensions of the body itself are also more […]
By Bill Denton
Couplers in N scale are still probably not where they should be in terms of size and prototype appearance. I’m optimistic this will be corrected sometime in the future and hopefully during my lifetime. It remains one of N scales unholy trinity of scale giveaways in photos, along with rail size […]
By Bill Denton
There is an article in the November/December 2012 issue of N Scale Railroading about modeling Solex glass using clear green acrylic paint. The tinted windows shown when compared to the plain clear glass that comes in most passenger car models are pretty effective and add a nice finishing touch especially when […]
Italy has a pretty good track record of producing some amazing designers – Ferrari, Armani, Versace – that are known worldwide. A bit of that culture has apparently rubbed off on Roberto Martari. Roberto has designed the premier line of N scale etched brass sides which are available through his company, M&R Models.
If you haven’t seen the newest N scale trailers from Trainworx in person, the next best thing is to stop by our gallery and check out the photos of a sharp Union Pacific 40ft corrugated dry van.
By Mike Skibbe
As a midwestern modeler, farm fields are a necessary modeling project. Some crops like soybean, cabbage, and wheat can be convincingly modeled with a combination of ground foam and static grass materials. Most early spring crops look about the same with small green plants peaking out from manicured rows of tilled […]