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MOST READ (PAST 90 DAYS)

1. SharpenAir Airbrush Tool [ 7219 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: SharpenAir
2. Telegraph Poles [ 6958 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
3. MAN TGE DoKa [ 6820 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
4. Travellers [ 6774 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
5. MAN TGE DOKA FW [ 6681 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
6. 8000 Gallon Tank Car [ 6188 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
7. Produce Traffic & Trains [ 6077 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
8. Historic North American Locos [ 6054 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
9. N Ford F-150 [ 6046 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
10. ALCo RS-36 Locomotive [ 6019 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
11. MB Sprinter 2018 [ 5944 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Herpa
12. Sitting People [ 5761 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
13. AAR 70 Ton 9-Panel Open Hopper [ 5739 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
14. Embankment Vegetation [ 5725 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
15. N ACF 3560 Covered Hopper [ 5674 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
16. ACF 3560 Covered Hopper [ 5664 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
17. MB G-Klass [ 5529 ]
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Herpa
18. Passengers [ 5526 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
19. Honau Station [ 5474 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
20. HOn3 Annual 2018 [ 5411 ]
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: White River Productions
RECENTLY REVIEWED

IN FIGURES
Santa Claus with Sleigh (HO Scale)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
Have you been naughty or nice? Santa Claus is coming to town. Just in time for the forthcoming holiday season, SANTA CLAUS WITH SLEIGH is a new HO figure themed set from NOCH.   >> READ MORE

IN FIGURES
Hunchback & Beautiful Girl (HO Scale)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
Hunchback & Beautiful Girl is a new themed figure set from NOCH. It contains three HO figures - and gargoyles!   >> READ MORE

IN DIESEL
GE Dash 8-40C (HO Scale)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
GENERAL ELECTRIC'S DASH 8-40 is faithfully scaled to HO by ATLAS. This powerful locomotive is finished in the striking colors of the Kansas City Southern "Southern Belle".   >> READ MORE

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IN FREIGHT
36' Wood Refrigerator Car (O Scale (N)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS has released this O scale (1/48) MASTER 36' WOOD REFRIGERATOR CAR, a highly detailed model of the car that was a mainstay in the meatpacking industry during the steam era.   >> READ MORE

IN LOCOMOTIVES
ALCo C-420 Phase 1 (N Scale)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS' popular N C420 is in its sixth release. It is available in Silver or Gold Series versions. This review looks at the Silver Series model in Delaware & Lackawanna livery.    >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
GA 50' RBL Box Car (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=747447-n-50-ga-rbl-box-car.aspx   >> READ MORE

IN PASSENGER
BR Standard Restaurant 1st Car (OO Gauge)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kitmaster
ROSEBUD KITMASTER kitted a dozen passenger cars including BRITISH STANDARD RESTAURANT 1ST in OO. This is the more prevalent maroon model although a green one was issued, too. This model can be built into a good looking model and makes a worthy addition to your collection.   >> READ MORE

IN INDUSTRIES
Milk Trains & Traffic
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
MILK TRAINS AND TRAFFIC is a new book from KALMBACH MEDIA. It presents the past railroad service of the dairy industry.   >> READ MORE

IN INDUSTRIES
Operating Oil Pumpjack (O Scale (N)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS' O scale OPERATING OIL PUMP is animated. This one is decorated as RED BIRD.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
1973 Ford® F-100 Pick-Up Truck (1:48)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS produces accessories to compliment their train models, including this 1/48 1973 FORD® F-100 PICK-UP TRUCK.   >> READ MORE

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IN FREIGHT
Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS offers an HO scale THRALL 4750 COVERED HOPPER as part of their TRAINMAN range. Fred Boucher [JPTRR] examines one in Burlington Northern livery.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Bakery Oven and Supplies (O Scale (N)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Ziterdes
Bakery Oven and Supplies, or Bakery 2-part Bits & Pieces is a resin diorama set for gamers, is also useful for railroad scales.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
Volvo Semi & Wirtgen Roadmill (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
VOLVO FH 16 GI - WIRTGEN is a three-piece set of detailed modelsfrom HERPA.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
M-B Sprinter 'Fire Dept' (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER FAHRTEC RTW 'FIRE DEPARTMENT' is a new HO scale M-B Sprinter from HERPA.


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IN VEHICLES
M-B Sprinter '18 Double Cabin (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER '18 DOUBLE CABIN WITH TARPAULIN MUNICIPAL is a new HO scale M-B Sprinter from HERPA.
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IN VEHICLES
MB G-Klasse (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA has released this new MERCEDES-BENZ G-CLASS car in HO scale. It features high detail and chrome.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
45' Container (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
45' CONTAINER from ATLAS comes three in a pack. Part of their Master Line of models, this HO sample is decorated for shipping company ONE numbers 702508, 702621, and 702730.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
N Trinity 17,600-gal Tank Car (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
Fred Boucher [JPTRR] examines the ATLAS HO 17,600 TRINITY CORN SYRUP TANK CAR. This model is part of the acclaimed MASTER LINE.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
Trinity 17,600 Gal Tank Car (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
Fred Boucher [JPTRR] examines the ATLAS HO 17,600 TRINITY CORN SYRUP TANK CAR. This model is part of the acclaimed MASTER LINE.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
Schwerer Plattformwagen SSyms (1:35)
by: Carlos Martin  |  Vendor: Sabre Model
Carlos Martin builds and reviews the new SSyms from Sabre, a German wagon used to carry heavy tanks.   >> READ MORE

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IN FREIGHT
Evans 52'6 Gondola (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS' HO EVANS 52' GONDOLA is part of their TRAINMAN range. This gondola is decorated as GE RAILCAR SERVICES #41284.   >> READ MORE

IN NON-REVENUE
N DIFCO Dump Car (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS has released an N scale DIFCO SIDE DUMP CAR. We will examine one painted as NORFOLK & WESTERN #514271.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Embossed Sandstone Wall (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH makes flexible embossed sheets of masonry for modelers to create their own structures. YELLOW SANDSTONE is one choice, part of the Mauerplatte (Wall plate) series.   >> READ MORE

IN DIESEL
ALCo C-420 Phase 2 (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS' popular HO C-420 is in its seventh release. It is available in Silver or Gold Series versions. This review looks at the Silver Series model in Delaware & Hudson livery.    >> READ MORE

IN
British Railways - 1960-1970
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
BRITISH RAILWAYS MID PERIOD 1960/1970 - SET 2 is one of three new LIFECOLOR sets for British Railways. The three sets cover three specific periods from 1948-1990, England's post-war steam to diesel transition, up to the dawn of eventual privatization.   >> READ MORE

IN
British Railways, 1948-1959
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: LifeColor
BRITISH RAILWAYS - SET 1 EARLY PERIOD, 1948-1959 is one of three new LIFECOLOR sets for British Railways. The three sets cover three specific periods from 1948-1990, England's post-war steam to diesel transition.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
Cattle Car (OO Gauge)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Airfix
Fifty-nine years ago AIRFIX announced their entry into model railroading. CATTLE WAGON was the fifth model of 11 in their Series 1. This OO kit is impressive even today.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Country Station (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Model Scene
COUNTRY STATION is a laser-cut wood, cardstock, and clear plastic HO (1/87) model from MODEL SCENE. This easy to build kit is packed with detail.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Art Deco Diner (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Walthers
MISS BETTIE'S DINER is an HO art deco stainless steel diner, by WALTHERS. This sturdy kit features and interior and colorful signage.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Small Repair Shed (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Rusty Rail
Modelers of the world in 1/87 have a new building from RUSTY RAIL. We will look at their detailed resin and wood SMALL REPAIR SHED. Whether you model railways or railroad-free scenes, this small building is a feast for the eyes.   >> READ MORE

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IN NON-REVENUE
Russel Snow Plow (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS has released an N scale RUSSEL SNOW PLOW. This one is decorated for the New York Central.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
50' SIECO Pulpwood Flat Car (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
50' SIECO PULPWOOD FLAT CARS are available from ATLAS in N scale. We will examine this new model, released earlier this year.    >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
Mercedes-Benz EQC AMG (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA has released a new model, the electric MERCEDES-BENZ SUV, the EQC AMG.   >> READ MORE

IN LINESIDE
Fire Hydrants (1:48)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS O has entered the world of 3D printing and these O scale FIRE HYDRANTS are a wonderful introduction this range of 3D models and accessories.   >> READ MORE

IN PASSENGER
Paired Window Coach (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS offers HO PAIRED WINDOW HEAVYWEIGHT COACHES in their Master Line range. Fred Boucher [JPTRR] knocks around this heavyweight varnish.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
50' Plug Door Box Car (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS' HO scale 50' PLUG DOOR BOX CAR is a ready-to-run model features crisp molding, separately-applied ladders, grab irons and latch bars. It is part of the Master Line series.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
MAN TGX XXL 640 & Liebherr 954 (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
MAN TGX XXL 640 LOWBOY SEMITRAILER WITH LIEBHERR 954 WITH SORTING GRABS "MAX BÖGL" is a large HO model from HERPA.   >> READ MORE

IN DIESEL
EMD GP7 (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS has released another run of their popular EMD GP7 road switchers in their CLASSIC range. This model is in their SILVER series.


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IN FREIGHT
GA 3500 CF Dry-Flo Hopper (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
ATLAS has released a second run of their N scale Master Line General American 3500 CF DRY-FLO HOPPERS. This sample is painted as QUAKER OATS #50380.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
BMW 5er Limousine (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA has released a new model, a BMW 5™ LIMOUSINE, JATOBA METALLIC.   >> READ MORE

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IN VEHICLES
Wartburg 353 Sedan and Wagon (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA continues to remember East Germany with two 1984 models of the WARTBURG 353. This review looks at both a sedan and wagon.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
M-B Arocs Streamspace Semi (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
M-B AROCS STREAMSPACE 2.3 TRACTOR 3-AXLE is a new model from HERPA.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
DAF XF Cab Forward (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
DAF XF EURO 6 SSC RIGID TRACTOR is a recent HO scale semi-tractor from HERPA. It features excellent detail and molding.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
40' PS-1 6' Door Box Car (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
Let's inspect this N scale box car from ATLAS MODEL RAILROAD, a 40' PS-1 6' DOOR BOX CAR. Part of ATLAS' Master Line, it is decorated as COTTON BELT #35352.   >> READ MORE

IN TRACK, ROADBED, SIGNALING
Steel Bridge (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
STEEL BRIDGE is a laser-cut multi-media kit from NOCH. This model is available in HO, TT, and N scales.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Honau Station (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
HONAU STATION, item 66007, is a new HO model from NOCH. It is part of their Laser-Cut range of models.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Coal Crane Kolenkraan (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Artitec
COAL CRANE is a 1:87/HO kit from ARTITEC. It consists of resin and photo-etch parts.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
German Farmer Market Wagon (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Artitec
GERMAN FARMER'S MARKET WAGEN is a 1:87/HO multi-media kit from ARTITEC. It is perfect for civilian or wartime subjects.   >> READ MORE

IN FIGURES
Passengers (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
PASSENGERS is an HO set of travelers from NOCH. Pre-painted with lots of detail, these six figures allow rapid populating of your layout.   >> READ MORE

IN FIGURES
Sitting People (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
MEGA ECONOMY SET SITTING PEOPLE is an HO set of 60 pre-painted figures from NOCH.    >> READ MORE

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IN FREIGHT
70-Ton Hopper (O Scale (N)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
This is a review of a 3-RAIL TRAINMAN AAR 70-TON HOPPER from ATLAS MODEL RAILROAD. It is in the livery of NORFOLK & WESTERN.   >> READ MORE

IN TREES & SHRUBS
Embankment Vegetation
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
EMBANKMENT VEGETATION is a scenery product from NOCH. It consists of a box full of seafoam, two packs of foliage flocking, and a DVD.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
ZIS-5 2x4 Cargo Truck (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Herpa
ZIS 5 WITH PLATFORM AND CANVAS "WINTER CAMOUFLAGE MOSCOW 1941" from HERPA is a 1/87 model of a common Soviet truck that strongly resembles the 1930 Chevrolet Pickup.   >> READ MORE

IN STRUCTURES
Country Station (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Model Scene
COUNTRY STATION is a laser-cut 1/87 multi-media model by MODEL SCENE.   >> READ MORE

IN LAYOUTS & OPERATIONS
HOn3 Annual 2018
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: White River Productions
HOn3 ANNUAL 2018 is this years guide for narrow gauge railroading. This thick glossy page book is by WHITE RIVER PRODUCTIONS.   >> READ MORE

IN SCALE BOOMER
21 Scratchbuilding Structures
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: White River Productions
21 PROJECTS SCRATCHBUILDING STRUCTURES USING SIMPLE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES by WHITE RIVER PRODUCTIONS is a new inspirational book for modelers.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
N 1973 Ford F-100 (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
This pair of yellow MOW Ford F-100 pickup trucks are for 1970s-era N scalers needing to detail scenes. They are from ATLAS.   >> READ MORE

IN FREIGHT
ACF 3560 Covered Hopper (HO Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Atlas Model Railroad
This review looks at the new ATLAS HO TRAINMAN ACF 3560 ENTER FLOW COVERED HOPPER. This one is painted as Corn Products 80016.   >> READ MORE

IN VEHICLES
MB G-Klass (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher   |  Vendor: Herpa
HERPA has released this new MERCEDES-BENZ G-CLASS car in HO scale. It features high detail and chrome.   >> READ MORE

IN FIGURES
Travellers (N Scale)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH offers many figure sets in several scale. This set is TRAVELERS, and N scale set of nine figures.   >> READ MORE