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.

FOS Scale Models Pop Gunns Grocery Kit in O Scale

FOS Scale Models Pop Gunns Grocery Kit in O Scale

I needed a “push” to finally try O scale, and this little gem was what did it. Pop Gunns Grocery is named after a prototype market in Fresno, Calif., and is typical of small markets and grocers in the early 20th Century.

Annie’s Lunch Counter in HO scale from Nick and Nora Designs

Annie’s Lunch Counter in HO scale from Nick and Nora Designs

Despite a few challenges, this kit was fun to assemble and resulted in yet another distinctive structure. The large wall sign for Gold Medal Flour really sets this building apart.

Downtown Deco Atomic Cafe in HO Scale

Downtown Deco Atomic Cafe in HO Scale

This is another winner from Randy Pepprock, owner of Downtown Deco, and features his superb brickwork and design. The kit contains plaster walls, and castings for a hanging sign, a Tichy door, Rix storefront, full color signs, roofing, cast plaster sidewalks, and illustrated instructions.

Large Scale Jackson & Sharpe Combine from Bachmann Trains

Large Scale Jackson & Sharpe Combine from Bachmann Trains

New from Bachmann Trains are a ready to run, large scale, 45 mm gauge, Jackson & Sharpe coaches and combines. These cars come painted red, lettered for Denver & Rio Grande with gold trim.

Monster Modelworks Gibson Body Co. in HO scale

Monster Modelworks Gibson Body Co. in HO scale

This HO scale model is based on a prototype in Oshkosh, Wis., but is typical of mid-20th century brick buildings in the United States.