Enjoy our in-depth reviews of great new model railroading products in a variety of popular scales, presented by the Model Railroad News staff. Please contact Editor Tony Cook to have your product considered for review.
March 30, 2017
Westerfield’s kits allow for models of some very uncommon cars to be built easily by the modeler. Follow the instructions, and a built-up car kit will be the equal — if not better — than many of today’s ready-to-run plastic models or the best brass cars.
March 20, 2017
Despite its kitbashed history, the LGB “Standard Gauge” diesel locomotive remains a classic among longtime LGB fans while its compact size, operating qualities, and new DCC/sound decoder upgrade also keep it quite relevant for today’s large scale modeler.
March 13, 2017
These new N-scale steam locomotives from Model Rectifier Corporation under the Model Power brand fill an empty segment in the N-scale steam roster. The models are nicely done with the latest in technology factory installed.
February 15, 2017
Over the years a number of model train makers have offered models of the SNCF CC7100 and other variants in HO, but none have been as detailed or advanced as this new offering from REE Models.
January 18, 2017
Despite its shortcomings, Concept Models is to be thanked for producing some unusual heavy-hauler specialty cars. It is good to see a model of this unique Santa Fe coal hopper car in HO scale.
December 31, 2016
Micro-Trains new N Scale model captures the look of the late-1970s General American Airslide covered hopper that can still be found in freight service across the country.
November 25, 2016
Just in time for the holidays, the new Bachmann “Harvest Express” HO train set features a modern GP40 locomotive, three contemporary grain cars, track, and power-pack.
November 22, 2016
LGB’s enduring reputation for excellent quality and reliable performance continues today, as is evident in this colorful holiday set. The LGB Christmas Streetcar Starter Set is just the ticket to send a child or an adult on their way to a lifetime of fun.
November 20, 2016
Between its immense size, incredible level of detail, and thunderous sounds, this Union Pacific Turbine is an amazing release! ScaleTrains has shown that if a modeler is willing to pay for all the detail and operating features they truly desire, this company is quite capable of delivering it.
October 31, 2016
This is a “must-have” library addition for anyone interested in the Rock Island and especially so for those who own the first two Rock Island Westward titles. This book serves as a good resource for Rock Island modelers for understanding freight operations on this part of the fallen flag’s system during the time frame covered.