Category Archives: Modeling

Yard Art Notes–Using Figures Effectively

A few articles ago I build a “yard-art” piece using G-gauge pieces on a bit of leftover trestle I had lying about. The “Wreck of the Soggy Bottom Express” I called it. The first modification I made to it, in … Continue reading

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Resource Video: repainting Bachmann Coach Cars by RailCandy

My friend Perry (who goes by the handle RailCandy on MLS), is a model railroader I met on the forums and has a great Web site for his layout the “The Plattsburgh & Poverty G-scale Railroad.” RailCandy is not … Continue reading

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Better Looking Barrels

Wooden barrels have many uses around a model railroad. You can load them up on flat cars, you can place them strategically around your layout, by buildings, say in front of the general store, or on any loading dock be … Continue reading

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Chemically staining wood

If you scratch build anything with real wood, like trestles, buildings, rolling stock, bridges, and the like, and you decide to forego painting you might want to consider chemical staining. I came across this simple process when building my first … Continue reading

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