NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021: This issue we conclude our visit to Rich Randall’s fabulous Milwaukee Road layout. Thomas Yorke shares a great article on Backdating an Atlas Plymouth engine with lots of tips on details, painting and weathering to arrive at a well-worn and well-used small switcher for the layout in an industrial setting. Andrew Dodge shares with us exquisite prototype modeling with his kitbashing a LaBelle kit into a Chicosa-class Pullman car. We have the first part on scratchbuilding a blacksmith shop from Lex Parker, modeler extraordinaire, in this issue, too! Finally, we even have a seasonal photo essay of snow and traction to close out the year at Steve Olsen’s house from Nate Gerstein. All this and more in the November/December 2021 issue of O Scale Trains!

Improving a Weaver Flatcar

Improving a Weaver Flatcar

A few simple modifications along with some details and fresh weathering can greatly improve the appearance of an old Weaver flatcar model.


Pour Me a River: Part 1

Pour Me a River: Part 1

George Pandelios O scale river crossing scene was inspired in part by Grif Teller’s painting for the 1953 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar titled “Crossroads of Commerce.”


O Scale Old Weathered Barn from Woodland Scenics

O Scale Old Weathered Barn from Woodland Scenics

If you have a farm scene in mind for your model railroad, the Woodland Scenics Old Weathered Barn will fit any time frame from the late 1800s to present day.


Review: Double “T” Tilt-up Building by Pecos River Brass

Review: Double “T” Tilt-up Building by Pecos River Brass

Easy to build, this modern tilt-up structure will stand out on your railroad if you model the late 1960s up to the present day.


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