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 Daniel Leavitt
There are many styles of freight trucks available in N scale. Several manufactures offer a wide range of models from the ancient Fox style to the latest Barber S2. In this article, I will cover quality freight car trucks available in the market. For pictures and a more in-depth history of prototype […]
I’ve acquired a pile of NWX reefers over the years, so I decided to modify a Micro-Trains wood side reefer and a pair of Intermountain steel reefers into better representations of these “Renton Rebuilds”.
In August of 1957, Soph Marty photographed a load of new REA delivery trucks being delivered via a Pennslyvania GSC flatcar. Sure it conjours memories of Lionel boats, missles, and helicopter loads. But, the proto photo is right here begging to be modeled.
I used an Athearn GSC flatcar, factory painted […]