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O (1:48 Scale) A History

O Scale in the United States can be traced back to 1915. At the time, it was the smallest available scale compared to the Standard Gauge trains of the era. Now considered the largest of the traditional indoor model railroading scales, it’s large size and durable models make it the perfect scale for introducing young newcomers into the hobby.

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    Building a Modern Freight Train

    Freight trains are by far the most common type of train that you’ll come across in North America. We have one of the most vast and efficient networks in the world, and freight railroading literally drives our economy in many ways. But what makes a realistic modern freight train, and what types of cars should …

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    For many modelers, adding ballast is one of the first steps in the process of creating realistic scenery for your layout. When planning this stage, traditional gray stone gravel will likely come to mind, but take a closer look at real world railroading, and you’ll notice that each railroad and each ​type​ of railroad has …

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    Realistically Weathering a Freight Car in 10 Easy Steps

    If you follow us on our Youtube Channel, you’ve probably seen a couple of different weathering methods shown, from quickly dirtying up a train set with powders, to a meticulous airbrush job on a scale boxcar. In this blog post, we’re going to share another method which lies somewhere in between in terms of time …

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