This section of the site contains hints and tips which I have learned whilst building the two layouts and rolling stock. While both my layouts are US outline and narrow gauge few of the tips are specific to either, so there could well be something in here for you whatever you model.

N Scale Couplers
A simple and quick tip which vastly improves the appearance of Kadee N scale couplers. Equally applicable to N scale or HO narow gauge models.

Rust for steel wagons
Steel open wagons were not built to be washed and waxed weekly, and in many cases it shows! Here are two simple techniques to reflect different degrees of hard use.

Boxcar Interior
Many models boxcars look bare with the doors open. Here is how I added a simple interior to a kit.