I have to admit I have never been a fan of the previous Bachmann On30 Freight Cars. They always seemed a bit toy like in appearance and very unrealistic. There have been numerous articles published about how to modify these cars to achieve a closer to scale appearance. These modifications varied and seemed to take about as much time as building a craftsman kit.
Until now! Bachmann has introduced their line of smaller 18′ rolling stock. Bachmann appears to be moving in the direction of creating rolling stock for the On30 modeler looking for a cars with a bit more O scale craftsman qualities. Read the rest of this entry »
New from Morgan Hill Models is a small whistle stop station and water tank kit. The kit features board by board construction with laser cut interior frame work. The water tank is a finely detailed resin casting with pre cut scale lumber and details.
Limited run so hurry and order for April delivery!
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Doug Foscale of Fos Scale Models has been designing and manufacturing unique structure kits for model railroaders since 2002. Most of his kits have been H.O. Scale but he is currently building an O Scale backwoods diorama. He demonstrates some really useful techniques and I encourage everyone to check out his work and follow along!
New from Morgan Hill Models is an On30 20′ Logging Flatcar kit. This kit features a cast resin frame, white metal log bunks and pre-cut basswood decking. These kits are easy to build and really have a creative craftsman look about them!
Trucks and couplers are not included.
$24.95 each or a 3-pack for $69.95
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Here is Part 2 of Bob Reid’s Layout photos. These are pictures of some of Bob’s Rolling stock he sent along to share. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments and Bob should get back to you. Read the rest of this entry »
New from Morgan Hill Models is a 20′ Tank Car kit. The kit consists of detailed resin frame and tank castings along with basswood decking and tank supports. This is a nice addition to their line of cast resin kits. If you think you would like one you better hurry they are only producing 25 kits this run in order to deliver in a timely manner.
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Bob Reid sent some additional photos to share with On30 Insider readers. There is also a track plan sketch so you have an idea of how this all fits together. For more photo’s Read the rest of this entry »
Morgan Hill Models has introduced another On30 car in their industrial models series. The 20′ Blacksmith Car is a well detailed kit that includes a Special Blacksmith figure from Aspen Model Co. The kit is comprised of a detailed cast resin frame with basswood deck boards and structure framing. Details include skid mounted water tank, workbench, stove, barrels and corrugated metal for the roof. Trucks and couplers are not included, but Macleod Western T-16′s and Kadee #5′ couplers are shown in the photo. At $39.95 this looks to be quite a bargain!
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Andy Small over at the Train Troll has sent some pictures of his new motorized scow kit (O-102). This looks to be a really awesome kit! I only wish I had a waterfront area on my layout to park one of these beauties! The kit includes a Crow River a-442 clamshell bucket. The Backwoods Miniatures Sand Dredge kit that is sold separately. Read the rest of this entry »
Morgan Hill Models has released its second car in the new “Industrial Series” The 16′ Scrap car. This kit is jam packed with a ton (literally) thats about how much scrap is molded into the highly detailed, one piece resin scrap bin! Numerous other details abound, barrels, drums, tool box and a super detailed crane. Read the rest of this entry »