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.

HO Scale Stillwell Oyster Car by Conowingo Models

HO Scale Stillwell Oyster Car by Conowingo Models

This car’s distinctive side bracing, roof vents, side doors and Fox trucks will ensure it stands out on your layout.

Stewart’s Rods Kit in HO Scale by Bar Mills

Stewart’s Rods Kit in HO Scale by Bar Mills

This well-engineered and fun HO scale kit reeks with character and was produced by one of the true characters in the industry.

Utopia Cafe from Mine Mount Models in HO Scale

Utopia Cafe from Mine Mount Models in HO Scale

Mine Mount Models offers the new Utopia Café craftsman kit in HO, and soon to be released in O scale.

Colorado Rust Solution from Wild West Scale Model Builders

Colorado Rust Solution from Wild West Scale Model Builders

Wild West Scale Model Builders has released Colorado Rust in their Smoke and Mirrors series of stains and paints.

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.