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Hudson River         Piermont, New York


January 13, 2017

Revell P38J Yippee

By Shane Trosclair


This is the Revell P38J Yippee  and was built to represent the 5,000th Lightning produced.


Revell P38J Yippee



It was originally painted Red and had Yippee stenciled on its bottom wing for publicity purposes.

Then it was re-stenciled in military markings and served in the Pacific Theater.


Revell P38J Yippee



New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!

Future Releases has info from Osprey Publications – – Bandai – – Accurail – – and more

This week’s Video is Forest Primeval: “It was here that the voluminous canopies of cypress and tupelo gum trees seen from the raised portion of I-10 open up in hauntingly prehistoric vistas.It’s easy to suspend belief here, making a Bigfoot-type creature roaming the ridges that rise feet above the murky swamp a possibility.” ~ ~ Jeff Junker

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ ~ Teddy Roosevelt

January 6, 2017


Roundhouse and Turntable

By Matt Hardey


This building began life as a Fine Scale Miniatures kit circa 1972-73. I reversed it left-to-right by cutting new walls to suit the location on my railroad. Detailing on the outside – like the various junk piles, etc. is not quite completed, but I am pleased with the result.

roundhouse and turntable



The turntable pit is from Diamond Scale Models. The ground cover is local dirt that has been baked in the oven to dry it, then ground to powder in an old Mr. Coffee grinder and sifted  over a base coat of thinned artists matte medium.


roundhouse and turntable


Photos by Matt Hardey


This week’s Video is Paving Model Streets: Learn to make a variety of paved areas on your layout. Matt walks you step-by-step through the process of making roads, a railroad crossing and more!

“No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.” ~  ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder