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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PREVIEW: Tangent Scale Models’ HO Scale PS3526/3600/4000 Coal Hoppers

November 3, 2020

PREVIEW: Tangent Scale Models’ HO Scale PS3526/3600/4000 Coal Hoppers

Tangent Scale Models has released an all-new family of Pullman-Standard 100-ton 3-bay coal hoppers suitable for modelers from the 1970s to the current day.

Bar Mills’ Babcock Boiler Works Kit in HO Scale

September 21, 2020

Bar Mills’ Babcock Boiler Works Kit in HO Scale

This fun-to-build kit is a great starting point for anyone looking to hone their skills as a craftsman and take their modeling to the next level.

Jacksonville Terminal Company Intermodal Well Cars in N Scale

September 21, 2020

Jacksonville Terminal Company Intermodal Well Cars in N Scale

Jacksonville Terminal Company has released their first piece of N scale rolling stock, a single-well standalone double-stack intermodal well car.

Atlas Purchases True Line Trains Molds

August 24, 2020

Atlas Purchases True Line Trains Molds

Atlas said it will be selling models of its acquisitions, including HO scale C-Liners and RS-18s.

ScaleTrains “Rivet Counter” EMD SD45 Locomotive in HO Scale

August 17, 2020

ScaleTrains “Rivet Counter” EMD SD45 Locomotive in HO Scale

Though there have been many renditions of HO scale SD45s in the past, none have achieved the level of fidelity to the prototype as the ScaleTrains.com model.

ScaleTrains.com Thrall/Trinity 42′ Coil Steel Car in HO Scale

June 3, 2020

ScaleTrains.com Thrall/Trinity 42′ Coil Steel Car in HO Scale

ScaleTrains 42-foot Thrall/Trinity Coil Steel Car is a great addition to the freight car fleet for contemporary modelers, especially if your model railroad serves the modern steel industry.

Bachmann Trains On30 2-6-2T Trench Engine with DCC WOWSound

April 15, 2020

Bachmann Trains On30 2-6-2T Trench Engine with DCC WOWSound

This new On30 model from Bachmann Trains represents the 2-6-2Ts built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the American Expeditionary Force stationed in Europe during World War I.

American Cottages from Woodland Scenics in HO Scale

March 16, 2020

American Cottages from Woodland Scenics in HO Scale

Pristine or heavily weathered, these cottages can be used in any era from the late 1800s through the present, making these a useful addition to nearly every layout or diorama.

Athearn Genesis EMD SD90MAC-H Phase II in HO Scale

March 16, 2020

Athearn Genesis EMD SD90MAC-H Phase II in HO Scale

In 1995 EMD unveiled its all-new SD90MAC-H, equipped with a 6,000hp 16-cylinder 265H prime mover. Even today, this unit remains the largest and longest single-engine locomotive ever produced by Electro-Motive.

WalthersProto Southern Pacific EMD SD9E in HO Scale

February 24, 2020

WalthersProto Southern Pacific EMD SD9E in HO Scale

This latest release incorporates many refinements to bring this venerable model in many ways up to current standards expected for premium level HO locomotives.