model train


proto2k feat img
I received an old, heavy, Lifelike Proto 2000 series engine, it was included in a shipment of parts from Pat at OZ Model Train Supplies. I’m pretty sure its a Proto 2k, but it may be Proto 1k. I’m also pretty sure its an EMD SD60.   It was a […]

Repairing Wiring in a Lifelike Proto 2k Engine


Shapeways NZR j5
Inspired by Shapeways.  The technology available to model train enthusiasts is now entering an amazing age. I love going online and reading the latest progress my friends have made, especially when it comes to detailing their layouts, and it truly is the little things that make the biggest difference. Unfortunately […]

3D Printing Accurate Detail Parts with Shapeways


amazon metal wheels
Metal wheels are a quick and easy upgrade for model train rolling stock. After the upgrade you can look forward to fewer derailments and better long term electrical conductivity too… This could be the best value project you’ll ever do on your layout, what’s not to like! The metal wheels […]

Metal Wheel Upgrade For Rolling Stock