All About Airslides

Have you ever wondered what Airslide® Covered Hoppers are used for? For many of the younger railfans modelers in the hobby, their only experience with Airslide Covered Hoppers is on tank trains. Age and obsolescence thanks to larger cars and newer Pressure-Differential designs have slowly…

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Time to Model: ES44 Unique and Common Features

Our previous ES44 Time to Model article focused-on how the same feature can vary from railroad to railroad and even road number to road number. For example, the left and right side dynamic brakes each have three (3) different configurations for this first group of…

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Time to Model: ES44 Visual Comparison

All GE ES44 GEVO locomotives are not created equal. Here’s a visual comparison of more than 30 different features found on our first production run of Rivet Counter HO Scale ES44 locomotives. This is what helps make our model the definitive ES44 GEVO.

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2024: An SD45 Icon by Gabe Passmore

In 1968, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad placed its first order with EMD for new SD45s, with more to follow in 1971. The second order of locomotives varied slightly from the first order, of which SCL #2024 was a member. Now preserved at the Southern Appalachia…

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Even if you’re not a Facebook user, you can stay up to date with our latest posts here. We post photos and videos from fellow modelers, new model product details, prototype information, and more. ScaleTrains.com  

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It’s Time to Model

In the midst of today’s uncertainty, we’d like to help bring the modeling community together because we believe it’s “Time to Model.” We hope and pray you and your family are healthy. If you or someone you love has contracted COVID-19, we pray for a…

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Welcome to the All-New Scaletrains.com

Our new website is the foundation for our future and makes ordering and preordering much easier.  Check out several new features including “My Account” with preorder listings and delivery dates; save credit card information for automatic preorder shipping; simple and intuitive mobile website; shop by…

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Welcome to ScaleTrains.com

Welcome to ScaleTrains.com. We truly appreciate your support and interest in our new company.  We’re also thankful for our families’ commitment plus the countless blessings that have allowed us to pursue our dream. When we embarked on the journey to become a new model railroad…

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