Your Gateway to Model Railroading Fun
Gateway NMRA Logo

Simple Touches That Upgrade Your Rolling Stock

One of the things that stick out like a sore thumb on nice models are the shine from the wheels, trucks and couplers. Perhaps you don’t own an airbrush, or don’t want the hassle of the airbrush set-up and clean-up for a small job like this. I’ve found that acrylic paint is a cheap, qu...
Read More
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...
Read More