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.
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 offers a new craftsman kit for the 3000-series boxcar as originally built for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1903 in HO, S, and O.
Based upon a real building still standing in Cogar, Okla., this Depression-era store was featured in the movie “Rain Man” with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.
Based upon a notable George Sellios designed building from his Franklin & South Manchester model railroad, the gas station is on the lower floor with apartments above in a wedge-shaped design.
Berkshire Valley Models has released another in its HO scale false-front building in their western series, the Barron & Pollock Saloon.
Given the wide spread sale of surplus Vulcan and Davenport locomotives after the war, this 2-6-2T Trench Engine is very useful for freelance layouts.
When I saw the Wondercutter in my latest Micro-Mark catalog, I knew I had to try one, because cutting with an X-Acto knife was getting difficult for me.
Stoney Creek Designs sells three O scale kits in their 2018 Main Street Merchants series. The kits include a Meat Market and Real Estate Office, a Tin Shop and Pool Hall, and a little Book Store.
Berkshire Valley’s O scale American Laundry Wagon is their ﬁfth wagon kit. The instructions were clear, and I found the photos and drawings made this an easy, but delicate, kit to assemble.
This kit builds into a complete diorama. From the distinctive billboard figure to the posted gasoline prices on the roofs, this kit “screams” authenticity.