Frank Hodina sent details on new etched metal ladders. Plano Model Products will be introducing these soon with more on the way. A set will be included with the upcoming Resin Car Works Soo automobile boxcar kit.Continue reading More etched ladders
Schuyler Larrabee recently shared interesting photos of a tool he built to help him with model building. We asked Schuyler to share more details and he sent the following notes.
I did a lot of complicated and fairly delicate work on the underframe and brake gear on this model. It is the 2018 Shake’n’Take project; an ERIE double-door, 40-foot boxcar. Based on prior experience, I was concerned that I’d damage the installed details while I worked on detailing the upper parts of the car. I wanted a way to be able to put the model down on the bench other than installing trucks, temporary or otherwise.
George Toman sent along a new idea to improve an Optivisor for use at the workbench. Here’s George with his tips.
I find as I age I need more light for fine detail work and want that light where I am working. I have looked at investing in an LED or other light made for the Optivisor and ran across this little LED Worklight made by Blackfire at Home Depot for $6.95. Model # BBM890XG Mini Clamp Light. It is also available on Amazon.