The Missing Conversation, Volume 08 is ready.

Volume 08 is now available in the store. Volume Eight of The Missing Conversation looks at how wood, metal and masonry weather, so that you can model them accurately. To learn more about TMC, check out the link in the menu bar at the top or use this one. We all want...

Fighting The Good Fight

Modelers of every skill level are losing a truly valuable resource. Westlake Publishing’s 2013¬†Modelers’ Annual will be the final printed edition of a series of books that also included annuals on narrow gauge and one covering logging, mining and...

Telling a Better Story.

I often comment that we need to tell stories, better stories that convey the richness and depth this craft can provide, if you’re willing to invest something of yourself in it. We agree I think, that there’s nothing wrong with the idea of having fun. But...

TMC 06 is now available.

Composing a layout scene can be hard and often frustrating for many modelers. The temptation to overcrowd things is alway there and most of us wade right into that trap, myself included. The solution is to study the prototype as closely as you would for a freight car...

New Magazine From The O Scale Resource

Why would one publisher promote the work of another? Because A: I don’t believe in the “We’re at war with the competition” mentality that has infected business everywhere. (B: O scale needs all the exposure it can get and (C: It’s the...