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White Castle Window Scene on Gregor Moe's HO Layout

A Happy Little (Structure Detail) Accident

Gregor Moe's Salt Creek and Western/Chicago Great Western HO scale model railroad is filled with hundreds of beautiful structures and miniature scenes. Unfortunately, he accidently broke the window in his Dubuque White Castle while handling the model. Instead of just replacing the gla...
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Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

I model the transition era of the late 1950s. It was a time of distinctive automobiles, many of which are now classics. When you see early Thunderbirds and Corvettes, classic Chevy Bel-Airs and tailfins you immediately know the era. The 1958 Edsel advertising said "Once you've seen it...
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John Carty Traction Line Truck

Building a Line Truck

Maintenance of way equipment keeps the trains running. Railroads built most such equipment by repurposing or building in their own shops. Find out how to kitbash an interesting item commonly used by streetcar lines from the teens through the fifties using a Highway Miniatures 1922 Pac...
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Finishing Model Automobiles With Sharpies

Tricks for Tracks – Finishing Model Automobiles

When finishing a model automobile, Sharpies provide a translucent semi-gloss finish which nicely mimics the enamel paint used on prototype vehicles. When applied to paper used for awnings on buildings, Sharpies provide a flat water resistant color....
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