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VEHICLES
Ralph Ratcliffe Models
(RRM)
Resin kits.

High quality.

Superb kits, but extra details (not included) might be needed... e,g., mirrors, which are easy to obtain.
Most of their models are faithful reproductions of vintage fire trucks and farm trucks, although some are circa 1970's & '80's.
Tire Wheel Vehicle Truck Automotive tire
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BTW, some of their stuff is VERY expensive... others not not so much, and are very reasonable.
 

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Trucks
Accurail (frames).
Tangent
ExactRail
Zenith Model Works (unpainted resin).
Auscision
Kadee
Athearn
Walthers
Atlas
Tichy (archbar frames -- unassembled).
 

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Woodland Scenics Terrain Paint
Water based acrylic.

I use this stuff quite frequently.

For cured plaster after base coloring.
Best utilized by drybrushing, but (with some experience & creativity) can be finely airbrushed.
Great for cliffs and rock crevices & strata, shading/aging pavement and concrete, mold on rock surfaces, etc.
4-oz bottles, about $6 on LHS shelves.
White Plant Liquid Rectangle Paint
 

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Athearn Genesis locomotives
DCC/Tsunami.
[this photo appears in another thread].


Genesis locomotives are very close to the top of the category (4th) in the "Best Stuff" thread -- behind Rapido, RivetCounter, and Aurora.
Detail is superb; Paint & lettering are excellent; Run performance is almost unmatched; Sound is top shelf; Power is astounding; Lighting is A++.
BTW, the ditch lights on this beauty function astonishingly more like prototype than any other I've seen... in brightness, duration, and cadence. Genesis usually seems to (pun intended) "shine" with that feature. They're good candidates for running point in consist.
Which is precisely the duty this will be assigned.
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Vehicles
Kranlab
Kits -- European cranes & construction.

Resin kits.
For experienced modelers only.
Superb fine-scale detail.
Instructions are C+, B.
These beasts could be right at home in the States.
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VEHICLES
Mixed brand lineup
(Mid-price range).
Athearn, Brekina, CMW, Malibu International, MotorMax, Oxford Diecast.
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RailFan Models
For those with lofty aspirations.


Fairly new to the scene, is RailFan Models, a USA company, with an elite following.
They're exquisitely (and shamelessly) detailed, and come with Kadee #148's.
Pictured is one of their initial offerings.
MSRP is $425 assembled, and $225 in unpainted kitform.
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