Welcome to Model Railroad News’ Extra Board! Here you’ll find some of our favorite special news features and historical anecdotes about the model railroad industry.
February 25, 2019
The first 30 F40PHs delivered to Amtrak in the spring of 1976, at a cost of $16.3 million, and their initial success set the stage for the EMD model to become the standard passenger locomotive for the next two decades.
January 18, 2019
There’s a new hobby manufacturer making a fully assembled boxcar for the HO market. Value Trains is based in rural Missouri and its first effort is an HO-scale boxcar release.
October 30, 2018
Announcing new and expanded roles for the editorial staff of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News!
August 6, 2018
A recent release from Bachmann Trains brings the company’s wide-nose General Electric (GE) Dash 8-40CW model back to the N-scale market.
June 19, 2018
Arrowhead Models will make its debut this summer with the shipment of its first yet-to-be-announced HO-scale freight car offering.
May 18, 2018
Bluford Shops announces plans for a series of N scale models reproducing International Car Company’s bay window caboose prototypes. This steel body caboose first arrived on North American railroads in the early 1950s.
April 17, 2018
Roco was a prolific producer of model trains for the North American market beginning the 1960s. The original boom years for N scale of the late 1960s saw Roco at work with a number of freight cars imported into Canada and the U.S.
March 5, 2018
White River Productions is pleased to announce it has acquired O Scale Trains Magazine from publisher Jaini Giannovario, effective immediately. Brian Scace will remain the editor of OST, along with his crew of regular columnists.
February 16, 2018
During the years General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division (EMD) produced F-units (1939–1960), the diesel builder and its Canadian counterpart General Motors Diesel (GMD), sold approximately 4,700 examples of the iconic streamlined locomotives.
January 8, 2018
Ideal for use with the company’s HO-scale flatcars, Wheels of Time’s lumber loads come in two versions. One release provides materials for one 62-foot flatcar model with lumber stacked five sections tall.