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2017 Tourist Trains Guidebook
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Tourist Trains Guidebook, 6th Edition is the 2017 edition of this guide to recreational railroading. It lists 500 of the most popular train rides and museums in the United States and Canada.   >> READ MORE

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Tru-Color Paint Demos
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Tru-Color
TRU-COLOR PAINT recently announced new railroad colors and a new series of military colors. This review tries out several of the colors.   >> READ MORE

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Clear Mask
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
WILDER supports his line of paints and pigments with liquid masking solutions. This is QUICK MASK CLEAR.   >> READ MORE

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Arctic Sea Weathering Oil
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
Last year WILDER launched a new line of oil paints: WEATHERING OILS. This review looks at ARCTIC SEA.   >> READ MORE

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Tarnished Steel
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Darkstar Miniatures
TARNISHED STEEL is a color of MOLTEN METALS, a new range of acrylic metallic paints by DARKSTAR MINIATURES.   >> READ MORE

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Graphite
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Darkstar Miniatures
GRAPHITE is a color of MOLTEN METALS, a new range of acrylic metallic paints by DARKSTAR MINIATURES.   >> READ MORE

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German & French Railways WW II
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Hussar Productions
END OF THE LINE - GERMAN AND FRENCH RAILWAYS AT THE END OF WW II is a special edition from HUSSAR PRODUCTIONS, the 2nd book of their Detail & Color series.   >> READ MORE

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Trainspotting
by: Jim Starkweather  |  Vendor: AK Interactive
This is a technique guide for weathering locomotives, wagons, and trainwrecks. Published by AK Interactive. Softcover, Color, 208 pages.   >> READ MORE

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Weathering Oils - Rusts
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
To many modelers, oil paints are firmly established as a preferred weathering medium. WILDER has released a series of WEATHERING OILS, their MATT FAST DRYING PAINTS. These are two of the RUST colors.   >> READ MORE

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Warpigs Dust
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Alclad II
ALCLAD has expanded their acclaimed product line with a new series of dry pigments, WARPIGS. This is review is their pigment DUST.   >> READ MORE

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Molten Metals
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Darkstar Miniatures
MOLTEN METALS is a new range of acrylic metallic paints by DARKSTAR MINIATURES.   >> READ MORE

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Painting & Weathering
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
BASIC PAINTING & WEATHERING FOR MODEL RAILROADERS, SECOND EDITION is a book by KALMBACH PUBLISHING.   >> READ MORE

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Rain & Dust set
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
RAIN & DUST MAKEUP from LIFECOLOR is a one of the new series LIQUID PIGMENTS. Let's dirty up some models!   >> READ MORE

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Rust Wizard Liquid Pigments
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
RUST WIZARD from LIFECOLOR is a one of the new series LIQUID PIGMENTS. Let's see how this product works.   >> READ MORE

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Black Rubber Shades
by: Todd Michalak  |  Vendor: LifeColor
With Special Thanks to Airbrushes.com, we get a look at what's inside Life Color's Black: Rubber Shades paint set with this review by Todd Michalak.    >> READ MORE

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Old & New Wood Effects Paint
by: Rick Cooper  |  Vendor: Vallejo Acrylics
A new paint set from Vallejo for Old and New Wood Effects that we open up and see just how they look.    >> READ MORE

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Rivets in a Circular Pattern
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Archer Fine Transfers
Fred Boucher reviews Archer Fine Transfers' Rivets in a Circular Pattern.   >> READ MORE

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Der MASS:STAB December 2014
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
Der MASS:STAB is Herpa's bi-monthly flagship car and truck publication. This is the December 2014 issue.   >> READ MORE

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Multi-Grit Sanding Stick
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
This review is of Wilder's two-sided stick, Sander TS-02.   >> READ MORE

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2015 Tourist Railroad Guide
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Tourist Trains Guidebook, Fifth Edition describes 520 of the most popular train rides and museums in the U.S. and Canada. It features comprehensive reviews of more than 200 sites to explore.   >> READ MORE

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Light Brown Dirt Effect
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
WILDER Product NITROLINE series' LIGHT BROWN DIRT EFFECT is a general light brown weathering tone. I test it on a Tiger tank.   >> READ MORE

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Ochre Rust
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
WILDER product NITROLINE series' OCHRE RUST SPECKLING EFFECT is a general light rust color good for quickly improving the realism of rust and chipping effects.   >> READ MORE

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Brown Rust Speckling Effect
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
WILDER's product NITROLINE series BROWN RUST SPECKLING EFFECT is a medium oxidation tone intended for quickly enhancing the appearance of rust and chipping effects.   >> READ MORE

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Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
GUIDE TO NARROW GAUGE MODELING by Tony Koester is a new title by KALMBACH PUBLISHING. The detailed text and lavish photographs reveal the charm and fascination of 'slim rail' railroading.   >> READ MORE

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Railroad Stories
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Great American Railroad Stories is a compilation of 75 years of railroading stories from Trains Magazine.   >> READ MORE

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Burned Effect Paint
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
BURNED is a new set of paints by LIFECOLOR. This set of acrylic paints and a pigment powder allows a modeler to capture the aftereffect of a raging inferno on models.   >> READ MORE

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Black Smoke Wash
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wilder
This review tests the WILDER product NITROLINE BLACK SMOKE WASH, intended for neutral grey and very dark surfaces.   >> READ MORE

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British Railways
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
Lifecolor created this set of six colors for British Railways. This review looks at this set and uses it to paint models.   >> READ MORE

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DER MASS:STAB 6/2013
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world. This review examines the 6th 2013 issue.   >> READ MORE

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Historical Guide N American RR
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
This updated encyclopedia of railroading presents history, photos, route maps, and fast facts for 170+ North American railroads. A new, searchable index makes locating information easy and fast.   >> READ MORE

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Weathered Wood Set
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
With Weathered Wood Set, Lifecolor expands their range of natural diorama colors. This set of six colors features paints to simulate age oxidation and decay of wood for all countries and eras.    >> READ MORE

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Extreme Weathered Vehicles (Multiple S)
by: Sean Hadfield  |  Vendor: AK Interactive
Sean Hadfield provides a look between the pages of Extreme Weathered Vehicles from AK interactive.   >> READ MORE

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DER MASS:STAB 5/2013
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world. This review examines the October 2013 issue.   >> READ MORE

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Dust and Rust Diorama Acrylics (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
With Dust and Rust Diorama Set Lifecolor expands their range of natural diorama colors. This set of six colors features colors to dirty up ferrous oxidation and decay for all countries and eras.    >> READ MORE

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Rail Weathering Acryilcs
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
With Rail Weathering Lifecolor expands their range of railroad colors. This set of six colors features colors common to all countries and eras.    >> READ MORE

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50 Ways Better-Looking Layout
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
New detailing projects from Jeff Wilson, plus favorites from the pages of Model Railroader, help modelers add the finishing touches to their layouts and create a higher level of interest and realism. Projects range from adding weeds to creating signs and billboards, and all can be completed easily in an evening or weekend. Key areas covered include structures, scenery, vehicles, locomotives and rolling stock, and more.    >> READ MORE

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BSI Cyanoacrylates (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Bob Smith Industries
Bob Smith Industries, Inc. started as a family enterprise in 1983. BSI produce a wide range of adhesives for hobby and recreational uses including Cyanoacrylates (CA), or ‘superglue’.    >> READ MORE

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Tourist Trains Guidebook
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
This fourth edition of Kalmbach's Tourist Trains Guidebook presents 495 very popular train rides, museums, and dinner trains in the U.S. and Canada.   >> READ MORE

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Coal (1:35)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Armor 35
This is coal by The Project Armor35. Armor35 is an endevour from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War. Armor35 produces track and rail spikes in resin, wooden and resin sleepers (cross ties), scaled sand and stone ballast, and figures.   >> READ MORE

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Large Steamer Trunks (1:48)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Wiseman Model Services
Unique details set the scene, whether as part of a model railroad layout or a diorama vignette. O Scalers and Quarterscalers, ever wanted to treat your model figures to a place to store their gear? Now you can with this Wiseman Model Services set of 3 Large Steamer Trunks in 1/48.   >> READ MORE

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G Scale Tree (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
Realistic trees are a holy grail of modeling, especially when they are factory made. This is a NOCH model for G-scalers.   >> READ MORE

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Russian Railway Track (1:35)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Armor 35
Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. This length of track is part of Project Armor35, an endeavor from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War.   >> READ MORE

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Wood Railway Crossties (1:35)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Armor 35
Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. The Project Armor35 is an endevour from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War. Armor35 produces track and rail spikes in resin, wooden and resin sleepers (cross ties), scaled sand and stone ballast, coal, and now figures.   >> READ MORE

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''Victoria'' Mine Extension (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH produces this limited edition Laser-Cut+ loading facility extension kit to expand their Small Mine “Victoria”, also a limited edition kit. In 2011 NOCH celebrated their Centennial and one of the releases was Small Mine “Victoria”, a complimentary facility to a special Märklin set of industrial railroad cars.   >> READ MORE

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Trainmen (O Scale (E)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: MK35 Editions
MK35 Editions produces three 1/43 resin railway trainmen. Dressed in European clothes, they are a perfect addition to any of the growing number of civil and military scale railroad models of rolling stock and structures.   >> READ MORE

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G.E. Anticlimber (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Hi-Tech Details
Hi-Tech Details offers this anti-climber to detail General Electric C30-7 locomotives.   >> READ MORE

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Opel Blitz Firetruck (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Roco
Roco produced this model Opel Blitz fire truck as one of their series of automotive to complement their large selection of railroad models and Minitanks. The vehicle is factory assembled and has three sprues of optional detail parts.   >> READ MORE

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Railway Signalling & Track (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd.
This book comprehensively examines the physical plant and signaling of railroads. With detailed text liberally supported by photographs and illustrations, readers can gain understanding of how to ensure the safe movement of freight and people from point 'A' to point 'B', and how to model it.   >> READ MORE

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PFE 57' Mech Reefer (1:87)
by: windysean  |  Vendor: Athearn
Athearn has re-released their popular HO RTR 57' Mechanical Reefers with 15 car numbers for three new roadnames. Both black lettering and white lettering liveries are offered of this attractive, sufficiently detailed, good working car.   >> READ MORE

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Standard Brake Hose Set (HO Guage)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Hi-Tech Details
Missing on almost every model rail car is the brake air hose; this is somewhat represented by a piece of curved wire extending from most knuckle couplers. Hi-Tech Details comes to the rescue with detailed hoses of real rubber!   >> READ MORE

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MAN TGX XXL (1:87)
by: Randy L Harvey  |  Vendor: Herpa
This is a review of the HERPA Miniaturmodelle GmbH 1/87 MAN TGX XXL low-boy semitrailer.   >> READ MORE

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40' Outside Braced Box (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Roundhouse Trains
Roundhouse is known for their models of early rolling stock. This is their RTR 40' outside braced box car decorated for the storied Katy. It features razor sharp printing and painting, knuckle spring couplers, and metal RP25 profile 33" wheels.   >> READ MORE

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McKean 40-ft Box Car (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher
McKean made HO 40-ft box cars and other rolling stock before quitting business. The models were considered a decent compromise and still can be found in hobby shops and shows today.   >> READ MORE

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SD45, High Nose (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Athearn
Athearn expands their Ready To Roll series with the mighty SD45. It features a wealth of detail, both factory applied, and separate parts. This model features the high nose favored by coal hauler Norfolk & Western.   >> READ MORE

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Umex Road Grader (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: AHM (out of business)
As a boy one of my favorite construction machines was the road grader. Umex made one for their Minimovers series.   >> READ MORE

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Magirus Semitanker (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
Herpa has taken on the worldwide distribution of Roco Minitanks, and continues the series with this detailed Iveco Magirus 320 D aerodrome tanker semitrailer.   >> READ MORE

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40' Single Dome Tank Car (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Athearn
Athearn continues to release new and updated models. Their vintage single dome tank car is updated with knuckle couplers and metal wheels. It has excellent printing and finish.   >> READ MORE

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MAN TGS M 8X4 Dump Truck (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
Herpa is updating their fleet of model construction vehicles and their first model is a red and silver MAN TGS M dump truck. A New type with a completely new designed 8X4 chassis and the new Meiller superstructure, it makes an impressive heavy hauler.   >> READ MORE

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Mack B Dump Truck (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Athearn
Athearn releases the classic Mack B series truck in several types, including this dump truck. It features good molding and detail, including separately applied parts.   >> READ MORE

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CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2012 (Other)
by: Randy L Harvey  |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2012 review.   >> READ MORE