RMC Product Reviews

Reviews of great new products for the scale model railroader, presented by the staff Railroad Model Craftsman staff and updated monthly. To have your products considered for review, please send samples to:

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Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars

December 8, 2021

Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars

The latest release from Micro-Trains is a pair of ex-Reading 50-foot boxcars patched for Conrail.

WalthersProto EMD FP7 Locomotive

September 15, 2021

WalthersProto EMD FP7 Locomotive

WalthersProto has released a model of one of the most iconic North American diesel locomotives: The FP7.

Walthers Post War Prefab ‘Cracker Box’ House Kit

August 23, 2021

Walthers Post War Prefab ‘Cracker Box’ House Kit

Designed to house veterans returning from the Second World War, these 600-square-foot single-story structures were common in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tangent Scale Models 40-foot Pullman-Standard PS-1 Boxcar

August 19, 2021

Tangent Scale Models 40-foot Pullman-Standard PS-1 Boxcar

This version of the 40-foot PS-1 has never been produced before for HO scale in any form; never in brass, nor plastic, or even as a resin kit

Scenic Details from All Scale Miniatures

June 10, 2021

Scenic Details from All Scale Miniatures

All Scale Miniatures has truly filled a niche for accurate, modern, miniature details that modelers can use to enhance many scenes.

InterMountain Railway General Electric Tier 4 GEVO ET44AC and ET44C4

June 9, 2021

InterMountain Railway General Electric Tier 4 GEVO ET44AC and ET44C4

InterMountain has now released a second production of their Tier 4 Evolution locomotives reflecting the latest physical changes seen on the prototype. 

Rapido Trains Amtrak Horizon Passenger Cars

May 10, 2021

Rapido Trains Amtrak Horizon Passenger Cars

Rapido Trains has recently released premium-quality super detailed ready-to-run replicas of Amtrak’s Horizon cars for HO scale.

Yarmouth Model Works Rio Grande PSC Steel Boxcar Kits

May 5, 2021

Yarmouth Model Works Rio Grande PSC Steel Boxcar Kits

Yarmouth Model Works has pulled together an impressive multimedia model kit depicting a 40-foot steel boxcar painted for the Rio Grande. 

Kato’s New York Central 1948 20th Century Limited

February 11, 2021

Kato’s New York Central 1948 20th Century Limited

Kato USA recently released the 1948-1954 edition of New York Central’s 20th Century Limited Streamliner for N scale with all-new tooling for the passenger cars.

PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

November 18, 2020

PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

Rapido Trains is now offering Rio Grande’s iconic Ski Train in HO scale.