Baltimore Styrofoam Source

The 2″ styrofoam that we modelers use is often difficult to find. It’s sometimes available in big box home retailers, but finding the 2″ that I prefer is tough. Additionally, recently, Owens Corning has changed their 2″ style to use lap joints at the ends, instead of tongue and groove. This means that we end […]

Right of Way Size Study

One of my goals with the NCR shelf layout I’m working on is to try and compress as few items as possible. This includes the actual railroad right of way. Many model railroads tend to completely ignore the mechanics of prototype rights of way (drainage, spacing, sub-roadbed standards, etc…), and I didn’t want to be […]

All about N Scale Railboxes

For years the ubiquitous 50′ exterior post Railbox car was missing from the N scale market. Microtrains and Model Die Casting had made them years ago, but up until about a year ago, finding them was hit or miss. Then Athearn bought MDC and started re-releasing their “Berwick” box cars. One of their first roadnames […]