Welcome to the home of

“New Tracks Modeling”

Where Mentors help Modelers build better



August 17,2022 you can build along with Bruce Nickerson, owner of Sea Port Model Works, as he guides us through the construction of an HO scale 53′ Coastal Steam Passenger Ferry Boat. Bruce is offering a 25% discount to New Tracks modelers who want to build this kit along with him. Must order before August 17, 2022.  Click Here for more information.


On August 24, 2022, Arron Piotraschke, owner of Apogee Locomotive Works (ALW) will be building a 28 Ton Box Cab.  He has it in HO and On3/30. Use the discount code “NEWTRACKSALW28” when you order it and get a 10% discount if ordered before August 24, 2022. Click here!


Starting August 31, 2022, Richard Rands, owner of Berkshire Valley Models, will join with Martin Brechbiel, MMR to build his On30, On3 Ore car kit. There is a 25% discount on the purchase of as many of the Ore Car kits as you want for “New Tracks” members who order between July 27 and September 7, 2022. For more information, Click here!


Thanks go to all the volunteers who help “New Tracks” become successful.

On July 18, 2022 we reached a milestone by having the 1,000 modeler subscribe to our Youtube Channel, New Tracks Modeling.

Thanks to everyone for your internet and support of our live Zoom shows. We have some exciting ideas for our future shows and a lot of outstanding companies and modelers for you to meet, and learn about their modeling philosophies, techniques, and skills.

“New Tracks” currently has two different shows which introduce talented experienced modelers who could become your Mentor or at least give you ideas to improve your modeling and the confidence to try new techniques. We have something new every show and try to make all our shows a unique, enjoyable learning experience one small step at a time. make sure you don’t miss one of them by subscribing to our YouTube channel, New Tracks Modeling, and clicking on the bell. I think you will be glad you did.

If you are not already one of our Youtube subscriber I hope you will become one and help us by sharing your ideas and thoughts about what content we should offer on our shows and guests you would like to meet. Everyone is most welcome.

Also please tell your friends about us so they can also join in the Mentoring and fun of our shows. Thanks in advance for your help. Word of mouth is our best way to advertise our shows. Please help us.

Next “New Tracks Meetup”

Wednesday, 7pm Eastern, August 10th!

Next “Modeling Lifestyle”

Thursday, 7pm Eastern, Aug 11, 2022!

Mark you calendar for August 11 at 7PM Eastern Time to see a talented creative modeler, Tom Farrell live on “New Tracks” Modeling Lifestyle show.  Tom Farrell is a master scratch builder in On30. His dioramas are extremely detailed and show excellent artistic modeling. The dioramas of various sizes placed on his layout benchwork form a complete model railroad.  Meet and Chat with Tom on his upcoming appearance on our Modeling Lifestyle show.

Everyone can join the show and chat live with Tom on our YouTube channel New Tracks Modeling.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and ring the bell to get notices of our future shows and insure you do to not miss seeing more great modelers every two weeks. We Look forward to seeing you.  See Toms preview here:




Jim Kellow

Hello, I am Jim Kellow MMR and I founded “New Tracks Modeling” with the help of many Manufacturers and Individuals to introduce some of the most talented model builders in the world to model railroaders who want to gain new skills and/or improve their model building. You may be fortunate and gain a personal mentor to work with.

You will find many sources of modeling information as you explore this website. Over 4 years of my “New Tracks” series about modeling and mentoring in “S Scale Resource” and “O Scale Resource” online magazines is included. Also, you can find our weekly, Zoom/YouTube live streaming Mentoring meetings, which are held Wednesday  Evenings at 7 pm Eastern and Saturday afternoon at 1 pm Eastern Time.  The shows feature modelers actually building models and in some cases You are encouraged to “Build Along” with these modelers and have their guidance and help in completing your model. In essence, they become your personal mentors for the build. You can find over 500 videos of our previous shows in the YouTube Playlist TAB on the menu.

To join our Zoom shows you must subscribe to this website to receive the Zoom login Links weekly. If you prefer to watch live on Youtube you must subscribe to our YouTube channel, New Tracks Modeling, and ring the bell.

Jim Kellow MMR
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Jim-Kellow-MMR-107123997469688/
Web Site: https://newtracksmodeling.com
APMM Model Railroading Ambassador
Member Hobby Manufacturers Association hmahobby.org)