Video: Gunderson 5188 Covered Hopper Review

In this week’s Time to Model™ spotlight, we’re featuring a video review by YouTube Channel, Everything Trains Media. In this in-depth production, you’ll learn all about the features of our Rivet Counter HO Scale Gunderson 5188 Covered Hopper Cars – right down to the rotating…

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Road Trip 1 Wrap-Up

Engineer’s Log: Road Trip 1 After more than a year of planning, preparation, and getting the truck and trailer stuck in the mud (that’s a story for another day), Michelle, Bear, and I departed for our first Road Trip on Wednesday, August 25th. We spent...
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Steve Todd’s ET44 Sound Guide

An Article by Steve Todd The just-released (Run 5) of HO Tier 4 locomotives from ScaleTrains.com (SXT), feature ESU 5 Sound Decoders. However, they do not include the latest version of the authentic Tier 4 Prime Mover sounds. No worries, as the latest sound file…

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Time to Model: Wabtec Tier 4 GEVO Review

In this week’s Time to Model™ feature, we’re featuring a video review by ravenhawk6910 on YouTube. In this comprehensive piece, you’ll learn all about the features and sounds included with our Rivet Counter™ HO Scale ET44 GEVO in the Wabtec fantasy scheme. Learn more about…

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Time to Model: BNSF Railway’s Wide Profile Handrails

BNSF Railway’s wide profile handrails started to appear on ET44 “Tier 4 GEVOs” beginning with road numbers 3721-3724, which were built in 2019. In 2020, BNSF received their next order, road numbers 3675 through 3720. It is our understanding that the complete order was not…

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Podcast: The Road Trip Story with A Modeler’s Life

Recently, Lionel Strang from A Modeler’s Life Podcast spent about a half-an-hour with us to learn more about the Road Trip.  During our conversation, we chatted about how the idea for the Road Trip originated, why we’re embarking on this epic journey, how clubs and...
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Video: Wisconsin Central 10 Years and Rolling

In this Time to Model feature, we’re showcasing a throwback video from the 90s that features Wisconsin Central in its prime. Founded in 1987, the company went from rags to riches within a decade, emerging as a SOO Line spin-off called “Lake States Transportation.” The…

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