Recent content by p51 is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.

  1. p51


    Sorry, I hit post twice...
  2. p51


    I did some research and found that the paint job on that TN state car isn't correct at all, it's a totally different set of colors from a real one. Instead, I found some 1/43 scale diecast cars from an antique store and I then modified a 1/50 scale French firetruck into a early-war 2 1/2 ton...
  3. p51

    Whats the BEST Way to Remove Lettering from a Factory Paint Job

    Funny, I've never gotten rubbing alcohol, decal solutions nor a pencil eraser to remove factory lettering. I have a Bachmann On30 locomotive I'm desperate to remove a locomotive # from to re-number it and keep the other factory markings. I've yet to find anything that'll work other than...
  4. p51

    On30? Anyone?

    Been busy building up rolling stock, and working on a track plan to build, gonna have more room than I originally counted on. But I figured out while I have no layout to build just yet, might as well work on the stuff I can just put back into boxes until the day come to run trains. I have a few...
  5. p51

    Comment by 'p51' in media 'Exploded Sawmill Photos'

    Interesting explosion, didn't knowck over that stack of wood right next to the wall! Sorry, I've seen a lot of blown up stuff. Great model work, though.
  6. p51

    Whats the BEST Way to Remove Lettering from a Factory Paint Job

    Someone told me to look up something that worked well on his layout. I can't recall the name of it right now, he said to look up "______'s garage" (I think it was Joe's garage) online. I assumed it was some manner of solvent. He said it takes the lettering right off but leaves the paint. I...
  7. p51

    The Sherwood, Shelton & Sarazen Rwy

    I did an op session there last week (almost exactly a year after the first post), went with someone who knew the layout already. I'd never been there or knew what to expect. I was blown away by this layout. He did a great job! As a new guy, I threw most o the switches in the Oyster Bay yard...
  8. p51

    where are the On30 guys...?

    I got some equipment for that scale when the new ET&WNC 4-6-0 came out as that’s the road I always wanted to model. Got # 11 in the wartime paint (which is exactly the engine and scheme I wanted to model) and some cars, which I have since decaled and weathered. Finding track in code 83 has...
  9. p51

    On30 + Slotcar

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the scale issues... 1/48 with 1/32? Those cars are going to look HUGE cvompared to the trains!
  10. p51

    Comment by 'p51' in media 'Yard Lead Switching'

    Tallest switchstand I've ever seen...
  11. ET&WNC cars in On30

    ET&WNC cars in On30

    Just working on some Bachmann On30 cars for my eventual ET&WNC-themed layout. All for the gon is based on a road number that was still on the property in 1943, when the layout will take place.
  12. p51


    THANKS for that link, going to get one of those Tennessee state patrol ones!
  13. p51


    I'm now slowing starting to gather things like figures and structures for the layout I'm slowly planning, and wondering if there are good pre-1945 cars out there that either aren't expensive or Lionel looking? 1:48 seems a good scale for model kits of airplanes, but I'm having troubles finding...
  14. p51

    Placement of figures?

    I saw a module group last month who had that exact thing going, as well a a parade that was frozen in place along the street. That's what got me thinking about it. Got lucky, found two groupings of O scale figures, all painted, and in standing/sitting poses. Over 150 (for less than $25...
  15. p51

    Placement of figures?

    I was looking at a Model RR magazine today and got to wondering, if a layout is a static display other than the trains and whatever else you built to move or show action of any kind, why would you place figures into a active setting where they don't move? I saw a photo of figures showing...

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.