Here are links to RPM events, railroad kit manufacturers, and prototype resources on the web.
Archer Surface Detail Decal notes from Bill Welch
Resin freight car kit primer, part 1
American Model Builders – Laser cut structure and rolling stock kits
Chad Boas – HO scale resin kits
Depots by John – custom builder and kit manufacturer
Funaro & Camerlengo – resin kits
Jerry Hamsmith – HO scale Resin Kits and Decals
Model Railroad Hobbyist – Acrylic Painting Guide and airbrush tutorials
The acrylic paint guide has a paint conversion chart to determine replacements for the discontinued Floquil and PollyScale paint colors. The chart suggests corresponding colors for Model Master and Vallejo Acrylics products. You will need to establish a user account to access the details, but this is free and well worth your time to set up a user name and password to login.
National Scale Car – HO scale resin kits and detail parts
Precision Scale Co. Inc. – Super detailing parts and rolling stock kits
Rindt’s Relics – railroad structures and details
Speedwitch Media – HO scale resin kits, decals, and prototype references
Southbound Modelworks & Decal Company – resin kits and decals
Sunshine Models – resin kit information archive
Tahoe Model Works – freight car trucks
Yarmouth Model Works – HO scale resin kits and detail parts
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia article index PDF
Tony Thompson’s Tank Car Basics in Model RR Hobbyist – Part 1
Blogs with a prototype railroad modeling bent
Robert Bowdidge’s Vasona Branch
Ted Culotta’s Prototype Railroad Topics
John Golden’s Railroad Prototype Modeler blog
Eric Hansmann’s Designing, Building, and Operating model railroads
Marty McGuirk’s Central Vermont Railway
Modeling Steam Era Freight Cars
Tony Thompson’s Modeling the SP
Xxtreme Modeler Files of Bill Welch
Bill has shared a PDF file of a presentation. We recommend you right click on the link below and click on the “Save Link As” function to save the file to your hard drive for easier review.
Xxtreme Modeling – 13 MB
4 thoughts on “Helpful Links”
Last weekend’s Indy Event was a wonderful “return” to some very fine modeling and model railroading! Convention Chair Scott Kremer along with Region Presidents Bob McGeever, Dave Capron ,Dave Neff and RPM facilitator Mike Skibbe knocked the event right out of the park. Also a huge thanks to all of the volunteers and layout hosts. Thanks again for a wonderful Indy Junction 2022.
Thank you for crediting the organizers, TJ. Sometimes I miss the larger picture when I post about these events. – Eric H.
Looking forward to this set of blogs.