The German Railway in H0


Changing wheel sets for a better look

If you are like me, you may feel a bit annoyed by the large flanges on model rolling stock wheel sets. I tend to think of the wheels as pizza cutters. With the introduction of the NEM wheel standard the standard wheels now look a bit better, but you can do even better by changing the wheel sets on your rolling stock with the more prototype-like RP25 wheel sets. This is done without messing with the running characteristics of your rolling stock. Read along as I enhance the looks on some of my freight wagons.


How to Apply Professionally Looking Decals

I like prototypical operations. Anyone knowing me, would also know, that I am a rivet counter. :-) And on a real railway no two locomotives have the same number. This is where decals come in handy. You can buy new numbers for your locomotives and apply them yourself. In this post I will give you some hints on how to apply the decals to get an oustanding result.