Product Reviews

Spikes

Written by Shawn Branstetter

The search for the perfect spikes has been the topic of discussion for many decades among those of us who hand-lay our track. Most of the commercial ones available are grossly out of scale,...

O Scale Simplex Arch-Bar Trucks

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Protocraft has been manufacturing tools, track and detail parts for O Scale modelers for several years now and their products continue to grow. What I am most excited about are their line of brass...

Tie Rack Tie Jigs

Written by Shawn Branstetter

Fast Tracks is a supplier of track laying tools and supplies for model railroads ranging Z to O Scale. I recently had a chance to try one of their Tie Rack Jig kits. For those of you that are...

1:48 Corrugated Metal Tool

Written by Edward Traxler

Fassett Studios make a great tool for the HO through G scale scratchbuilder, a Corrugated Metal Die for shaping scale corrugated metal. The sturdy plastic die comes in two parts used to sandwich...

Scale Working Type E Couplers

Written by Shawn Branstetter

San Juan Car Co. produces kits for a working type E coupler suitable for O and On3. As with all of their products, they are extremely detailed. I have not spent much time testing them so I can not...

Jerry Can Set 1:48 Scale

Written by Shawn Branstetter

The Jerry Can Set by Tamiya can be used to detail your O scale layout or diorama. Inside you will find highly detailed plastic parts to assemble both U.S. and German fuel drums, jerry cans, bags...

Proto:48 Bettendorf Trucks

Written by Shawn Branstetter

San Juan Car Co. has been producing kits and detail parts for O scale modelers for many years now. A couple of years ago became interested in Proto:48 and bought their Bettendorf truck kit to get a...