Customizing Model Trains
Customizing a Caboose - Conrail 21267
Customizing a caboose - modeling Conrail 21267 from a Walthers model.
Adding Graffiti to Model Trains
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains
Customizing Model Trains: A Case Study
Customizing model trains for better operation and appearance creates unique models. This article introduces the various techniques that are easy to learn.
Replacing Model Train Wheels
Instructions for replacing wheels on model trains.
Couplers are an integral part of any model railroad. They are the links that make locomotives and cars into trains. There are many different styles of coupler available. Some are very realistic, some purely functional. Whatever you choose, good couplers are essential for reliable and enjoyable operations.
No toolbox would be complete without a set of jewlers screwdrivers or a hobby knife. But when it comes to building models, there are dozens of cool tools that can help you handle the smallest details.
Changing Road Numbers
Increase your fleet or model a specific car without painting the entire car by changing the road number.
Apply Decals to model trains.
Rolling Stock Customizing and Kitbashing Projects
Links to rolling stock customizing and kitbashing projects for model trains.
Fixing a Wobbly Train Car
How to correct a wobbly model train car.
EMAX 92206 - Improving an Inexpensive Model Kit
Improving an inexpensive model train kit with weathering - starting with an Athearn covered hopper.
Adding Weight to Train Cars
Adding weight to model train cars to improve performance.
An Easy Load for Model Flatcars
Make an old flatcar the star of your roster for just a few dollars an a few hours' work.
Improving Operations for Long Model Train Cars
Having problems with your longer models? Check out these tips to improve their operations.