Exclusive Preview – The Kato CN Transcontinental Set

The Prototype Following World War II, the Canadian National Railway embarked on an ambitious modernization program for it’s passenger services, purchasing a fleet of new lightweight coaches and sleeping cars for long distance routes. Although the new cars were successful, the program was never fully realized due to metal shortages following the war, and CN …

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 …

Bringing the Super Chief to Life in N Scale

There are several named trains throughout history which have transcended both the railfan and railroading world, making a lasting impression in popular culture. There’s the Orient Express; made famous by Agatha Christie’s mystery novel of the same name. The 20th Century Limited; remembered as an icon of the art deco era. And there’s the Super …

Arrowhead Models “Committee Design” Hopper

One of the newest names in model railroading, Arrowhead Models has launched dauntlessly into the high-detailed HO scale rolling stock market with the release of their stunning new Committee Design Hopper. It was only six months ago that Arrowhead models released a teaser video on Youtube in which the previously unheard of Wyoming company claimed …

Woodland Scenics Built & Ready Rustic Water Tower

When picturing a small North American town, there are several iconic structures which will almost universally come to mind. A white, steepled church, a railroad depot, perhaps a bandstand, and almost always, a water tower. Constructed at a height tall enough to distribute pressurized, potable tap water, water towers are a common fixture of both …