Coiled Up: The New Evans 100-Ton Coil Car from Intermountain

Coil Cars are a common sight on manifest freights across North America. In this post, we’ll be checking out the new HO Scale Evans 100-Ton example from Intermountain! The Prototype Until the 1960s, steel coils were generally transported either in open or covered gondola cars. This presented a problem, as there was no efficient way …

 

5 Innovative Layouts to Inspire your Winter Scenes

As the weather grows colder and the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time than now to find inspiration for your winter themed model railroad! Let’s take a look at some of the most inspiring seasonal layouts we’ve come across while researching for our own holiday scenes.   1.    Winter Railroading in the Mountains …

 

Primed for Grime! Athearn’s Line of Semi-Weathered Freight Cars

You may have noticed a new logo appearing on the packaging for certain HO scale Athearn and Roundhouse products over the last couple of years. In this post, we’re taking a look into exactly what this brand-transcending “Primed for Grime” title means, and how it’s revolutionizing the custom weathering aspect of the hobby.  The Prototype …

 

Going West: Spike150 and Chasing the Big Boy

The week of May 10th 2019 was possibly one of the most monumental occasions for North American railfans in recent years. Based around the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, events centered around a historic gathering at Promontory Summit, Utah – the location where the final Golden Spike was driven. Tied into …