Product Reviews

Reviews of great new products scale model railroader, presented by the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette staff. Please contact editor Bob Brown to have your product considered for review.

Wells Fargo Building Kit in HO from Scale Railroad Models

Wells Fargo Building Kit in HO from Scale Railroad Models

Scale Railroad Models injection-molded plastic kit of an HO scale storefront based on a structure in Durango, Colo.

HOn3 Boxcar Kit from Gato Model Works

HOn3 Boxcar Kit from Gato Model Works

Gato Model Works produces a line of 3D printed kits for 3000-series Rio Grande boxcars in HOn3.

Mudd Creek Models General Store Kit in HO

Mudd Creek Models General Store Kit in HO

The General Store HO scale kit from Mudd Creek Models was an enjoyable kit to build and will not disappoint the modeler who adds it to their layout.

Lunch Shack Kit in HO by Berkshire Valley Models

Lunch Shack Kit in HO by Berkshire Valley Models

The HO scale Lunch Shack kit from Berkshire Valley Models is a sure-fire detail guaranteed to bring attention to your layout, and it was fun to assemble.

Toma Model Works Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 0-4-4T No. 6 in HOn30

Toma Model Works Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 0-4-4T No. 6 in HOn30

Toma Model Works of Japan has released a kit of Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad 0-4-4tT No. 6 in HOn30.

Giordano’s Grocers from Inter-Action Hobbies

Giordano’s Grocers from Inter-Action Hobbies

This is a simple kit because the parts fit well, but is an advanced kit due to the hundreds of individual components.

Merchant’s Row VI Kit in HO Scale from Walthers

Merchant’s Row VI Kit in HO Scale from Walthers

The newest release in Walthers’ Merchant’s Row series of HO scale commercial block kits builds up into a realstic scene suitable for almost any model railroading era.

Mad River Paddle Boat Kit from Deerfield River Laser

Mad River Paddle Boat Kit from Deerfield River Laser

The Mad River Paddle Boat O scale kit from Deerfield River Laser builds up into a smart rendition of a typical paddle-boat, perfect for harbors and other maritime scenes.

Berkshire Valley Models Fire Wagon Kit in O

Berkshire Valley Models Fire Wagon Kit in O

This new O scale kit from Berkshire Valley Models assembles into a nicely detailed model of a turn-of-the-century hook-and-ladder fire wagon.

Leadville Designs D&RGW 3000-Series Boxcar Kit in HOn3

Leadville Designs D&RGW 3000-Series Boxcar Kit in HOn3

Leadville Designs offers a new craftsmanĀ  kit for the 3000-series boxcar as originally built for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1903 in HO, S, and O.