Winter Landscaping: Tips and Tricks for Creating a Winter Layout

At this time of year, we’re all thinking about what we can do to create an inspirational winter layout, teeming with realism and seasonal features that makes us feel like we’ve stepped into a true winter wonderland.  Let’s take a look at how you can create a stunning winter layout by following a few simple …

 

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 …