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Model Railroading

A long time ago I won a Details Associates beet car at a PCR door raffle and it was only last year that I decided to put it together. [caption id="attachment_504" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sugar Beet Gondola built from Detail Associates kit[/caption] It’s a wonderful kit, but it...

I enjoy taking HO building kits and repurposing them. Here is one that I built for my seaside district. It's a seafood wholesale building sitting on a pier over the water. I got the idea for this kitbash from Art Curren's Kitbashing HO Model Structures book....

It is one of my favorite modeling techniques. Basically, I get a kit and throw out the instructions. The kit parts become raw materials to make something new and different, or to make a model of something from the real world that is not available...

Shapeways looks really interesting. According to Technology Review you upload a 3-D design to the website, and 10 days and $50-$100 later, you receive a polymer version of your design. I can see this as really handy for creating masters for items that I want...

Mantua locomotives are among my favorites. These locos were first produced in the 1940's and 50's and are tough and reliable. Here are a couple resources for locos and parts. Loco kits - http://www.jaystrains.com/HO-HOn3/Locomotives/hosteam.htm Parts and remotoring - http://yardbirdtrains.com/index.htm Remotoring - http://www.ablehobby.com/Alliance%20repower%20Parts.htm...

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