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Wildwood (St. Louis) Hobby Manufacturer 3D Prints Detail Parts

Wildwood (St. Louis) Hobby Manufacturer 3D Prints Detail Parts

Jack and Ellen Bray started JEB Mfg., LLC about 4 years ago to create "what is not being made that people want" and "things that are not made anymore" using 3D printing. He started with one 3D printer and added another with a smaller nozzle for detail parts. The models are made in O, ...
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Completed Steak 'n Shake Model Railroad Billboard

Build A Steak ‘n Shake Billboard For Your Model Railroad

An easy-to-make one-hour project: a Steak 'n Shake billboard of the 50s using a gift card and some plastic strips....
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Detailing a Model Railroad Yard Scene

Detailing a Model Railroad Yard Scene

Scenes need to look realistic in order to be credible. See how to achieve this with a few details along with items from the parts box....
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Summer 2012 RPO, Vol 20, No 2

The Summer 2012 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2012 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Easy Vintage Window Signs and Posters

Inexpensive model railroad building detailing tips and tricks....
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Spring 2004 RPO, Vol 12, No 1

The Spring 2004 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Spring 2004 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Getting Down to Details - Mailboxes

Getting Down to Details – Mailboxes

Some years ago I wrote a brief piece for The RPO relating information I had picked up at a national convention. It focused on making sure that details on the layout fit the time frame modeled, and gave approximate times that hay stacks went from stack or square bales to rolled, or whe...
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Winter 2004 RPO, Vol 11, No 4

The Winter 2004 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2004 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Cheap Manhole Covers

More Cheap Tricks – Manhole Covers

The cap end of Faber fine Uni-Ball pens were obviously designed as an HO or S manhole cover. A new X-Acto knife will easily cut off the cover (cut flush with the lip on the side, it’s almost like they provided a cutting guide!). The photo by Richard Schumacher shows the pen, a cut off...
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More Cheap Tricks – Styrene Concrete

Making styrene look like concrete is much easier than it sounds! On my layout, the “JDS&E”, I decided to use sheet styrene for my service platforms in the engine facility. I first scored the sheet into 12 foot squares using a hobby knife. I then laid the sheet flat and block sande...
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Cheap Tricks – Low Cost Tips to Improve Your Railroad Modeling

Inexpensive model railroad scenery tips and tricks....
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