Helpful Links

Here are links to RPM events, railroad kit manufacturers, and prototype resources on the web.

RPM Chicagoland

RPM event calendar

 

American Model Builders – Laser cut structure and rolling stock kits

Chad Boas – HO scale resin kits

Depots by John – custom builder and kit manufacturer

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.

PanPastel – Colors for Models & Miniatures

Precision Scale Co. Inc. – Super detailing parts and rolling stock kits

Resin Car Works

Rindt’s Relics – railroad structures and details

Speedwitch Media – HO scale resin kits, decals, and prototype references

Sunshine Models – resin kit information archive

Tahoe Model Works – freight car trucks

Yarmouth Model Works – HO scale resin kits and detail parts

 

Prototype Resources

Illinois Traction Society

Monticello Railway Museum

Steam Era Freight Cars

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia

Tony Thompson’s Tank Car Basics in Model RR Hobbyist – Part 1

USRA Freight Car Assignments

 

Blogs with a prototype railroad modeling bent

Robert Bowdidge’s Vasona Branch

Ted Culotta’s Prototype Railroad Topics

Gene Deimling’s P48 Blog

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

RPM Conference Discussion Forum

 

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

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