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    Moffat Western Tunnel Portal

    Check out in the products section of this site under scenery for our latest addition to our product line of the Western Portal of the Moffat Tunnel. We modeled it after the cica 1930's portal. It is in both N and HO Scale. You can also check it out at
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    Making Pine, Spruce and Fir Trees

    Here is a link to my YouTube channel that has a video I put together (broken down into 4 seperate videos because of length) on making Pine, Spruce and Fir trees economically that also look realistic. A method I learned from Jim Finnel when he had Durango Press in Redondo Beach and also Brooks...
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    Dunphy's Icing Facility- Snippets of a fine scale kit.

    Here is a link to a video made of Dunphy's Icing facility. A Craftsman series fine scale kit manufactured by Short Hill & Western. Enjoy the video!!!!
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    Hobby Industry Study

    Rex you are absolutelty correct... I originally posted to the first thread on this subject. I never criticized the LHS or begrudge them of the profit they make or don't make. Some think I have. I only broke out where all the costs go since others were harping on the profits they think everyone...
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    Hobby Industry Study

    40% Greg, did you read what the 40% the manufacturer takes in covers??? In a small business the costs associated with producing that product consumes a lot of that 40%. It is not a 40% profit the manufacturer is making in reality once all the costs that are associated to that product are applied.
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    Hobby Industry Study

    Retail Mark-up & Distribution I found this article very interesting in that a Model Railroader was surprised about the retail mark-up within the 40-50% range. Ever since I can remember it has always been this. I also found some of the other responses to this article very interesting. I am a... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.