Search results

ModelRailroadForums.com 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. R

    Walthers - Unfair Competition

    Do you buy direct from Walthers - specifically items from manufacturers other than items Walthers manufactures? If you do, I would really like to recommend that you patronize your local hobby shop, instead. (If you don't have a LHS, please find someone else to buy from ;) ). Walthers has been...
  2. R

    Rust Techniques

    This shot demonstrates a couple of techniques I've used successfully to produce realistic rust. The first is the roof and power generator, which were treated with Instant Rust by Sophisticated Finishes. The second is Dr. Ben's Realistic Rust, which was used on the 50 gallon drums. Instant...
  3. R

    Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    I finally finished "planting" my version of the Machine Shop:
  4. R

    My Quickie Diorama

    In the process of removing a section of my layout, I had an idea for a quickie diorama. Here's what I came up with... The worker's secret siesta is about to come to an abrupt end! :eek: This shot demonstrates a couple of techniques I've tried lately to produce realistic rust. The first...
  5. R

    Sage Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    Just finished my version of The Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios...
  6. R

    Looking for limited edition craftsman kits...

    I'm looking to trade some of my new HO scale locomotives for limited edition craftsman kits that are in resellable condition. Send me an email with a list of what you have and I'll send you a list of what I have (Athearn Genesis, Atlas Silver/Gold, BLI, PCM and Proto 2000).
  7. R

    ECoS DCC System from ESU

    ESU has announced a new DCC system, the ECoS. Here is a link to the announcement: http://www.loksound.de/us/index.php?showId=205&PHPSESSID=1a9a7a9e2a0bdc3605509eee8c7fd394 The system has some unique features that caught my eye. 1. Touch screen 2. Dual speed controllers 3. Joysticks! (just...
  8. R

    Need a technique for faux-dirt...

    I've used a lot of stuff that is either difficult to work with or doesn't give very pleasing results. Is there something available in the marketplace that is semi-permanent (aka not difficult to remove - like Sculptamold); something that looks like real dirt but that adheres readily to the...
  9. R

    La Tienda General Store by Cigarbox Studios

    Have you heard of Thomas Yorke? 30 years ago, he was producing great HO scale hydrocal-based kits, but now he's pretty much into O scale. Anyway, I found a new independent kit-maker by the name of Cigarbox Studios, and he has 3 hydrocal-based kits on the market that represent stone buildings...




Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


ModelRailroadForums.com 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 amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - 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.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - 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.

Top