Starting on our Oct 20th “New Tracks” show, a Motrak Models kit will be built in 4 different scales by 4 different, very talented and experienced modelers, Phil Edholm, Clark Kooning, MMR, Bob Farquhar, and Greg Cassidy…
Bill Banta, Banta Models, is teaming up with Clark Kooning, MMR starting a “Build Along” on our December 1st show
New Modeling Segments
“Watch Me Build” – These segments which are meant to enable you to share your scratchbuilt, kitbashed, or kit building efforts and discuss your modeling skills and techniques so others can benefit…My email is Jimkellow@oscaleresource.com if you would like to discuss your idea by telephone you can get it off our website.
Kris Blackmarr is starting his soapbox modeling October 6th…
“I Have A Question” – These segments are where viewers can ask modeling questions and get answers from other viewers on the show
“Remembering Old Kits” – Modelers will be building kits from our distant past that are either no longer manufactured or hardly available…
The first two segments are being scheduled for Martin Breckbiel, MMR to build a Van’s Car Shop or Train Craft kit…
“Let’s Go To The Hobby Shop” – Meet hobby shop owners who may become your new best friend…If you have a hobby shop you would like to recommend…tell me about your hobby shop at Jimkellow@oscaleresource.com
Anita Walter from California was our first Hobby shop owner on our June 9th…
Now, please meet a very special modeler who recently gave me some mentoring
When I was putting this article together, I was told about a company in Oregon that I needed to visit, so I went to the Canyon Creek Scenics website www.canyoncreekscenics.com, and then immediately called and talked to Pete Vassler. I could not get Pete and his company profiled in this article, because Pete was too busy making his Conifer Trees to get me the information I needed, but I plan to do so in the next issue.
Roy Anderson – is a Honorary Life member of the Association of Professional Model Makers and a life member (L461) of the National Model Railroad Association
Leo Terrien (& Randi) – Crow River Products
Crow River Products was started in April of 1982. After a few years of custom painting brass locomotives and custom building structures and rolling
stock I was interested in producing my own kits
…I have been involved with the hobby now for 62 years, mainly modeling in O gauge, but for a time, I worked in HO and dabbled a bit in N and live steam. I came back to O gauge about 22 years ago, and have not looked back since. I have had articles published 30 times in one of the US O gauge train magazines with my GCR layouts, and now in one of the British railway mags with my British O gauge layout…
My first memory of model railways was when I was about 4 years old and had my first train set in my bedroom as a Christmas present from my parents. My first loco was a model of Percy from the Hornby range of Thomas the Tank Engine. I still have that loco, and could never part with it…
Stan B. Shields
I was an avid model car builder from about age ten, mostly 1/24 scale…My favorite aspect of the hobby is structure building and scenery. Wooden craftsman kits and scratch built structures are the most fun to build, and aged and weathered wood is fun to model.
I had an uncle who was a mechanical engineer at the
Baldwin Locomotive Works, and at about the same age, was taken to his work, saw steam and diesel locos being built and had a ride in a diesel switcher. The train gene was fully activated.
John sent me a 28 mm Gunfighters figure, and asked if I through it was OK for S or O Scale.