During the end of the steam locomotive era, a few railroads were looking for ways to extend the life of steam power with some radical new designs, and were met with varying degrees of success (or failure).
Originally posted 2013-01-13 13:31:55.
This locomotive trio is a long way from home. (more…)
I’m also a big fan of the streamlined steamers from back in the golden age of railroading. Fox Valley Models introduces the Milwaukee Road Hiawatha streamliner in both HO and N scales in honor of the Hiawatha’s 75th anniversary. (more…)
Originally posted 2010-10-20 20:47:30.
Broadway Limited is a relative newcomer to the field of model railroading, getting their start in 2002, but they quickly made their mark by offering high quality HO and N scale model trains. Their offerings set a new standard in technology with on-board digital sound effects that could be operated in both DC and DCC modes.
Originally posted 2010-02-08 00:15:18.
BLI releases the J3a Dreyfuss Hudson in HO scale in their brass hybrid line of locos. The model I received contains the Paragon2 sound and decoder system. My early experience with this model is that it is a smooth runner and good looking model, with some minor sound issues. (more…)
Originally posted 2010-11-22 14:52:28.
Originally posted 2012-06-29 21:18:52.
When originally released (2009?), I was late to the pre-order party and only managed to track down a DC version of this HO scale track inspection vehicle. The DCC versions were sold out long ago. So, I had to resort to converting this DC model to DCC. (more…)
Originally posted 2011-01-02 00:35:43.
The Milwaukee Road is right up there as one of my favorite railroads in terms of equipment used, and the F-7 is one of my favorites of the faves.
Originally posted 2013-01-30 01:37:31.
Walthers Santa Fe “Super Chief” and “El Capitan” named trains are pulled by the “Warbonnet” clad F3 and F7 locomotives. (more…)
Originally posted 2010-12-31 12:57:38.
Broadway Limited has re-released their Mikado series (light and heavy) of locomotives in the Paragon 2 HO series. This adds synchronized chuff, among a slew of other features. (more…)
Originally posted 2011-08-16 17:16:22.