September 7, 2011 - M.T.H. Electric Trains is announcing a new series of HO locomotives, rolling stock and passenger cars that feature professionally weathered finishes by a master modeler with more than 30 years of modeling experience. The resulting finish ensures that these new Signature Series models will look right at home on any fully sceniced and weathered layout.
All models will be airbrushed weathered, using special proprietary techniques designed to capture subtle natural processes that show details previously only obtainable using chalks and pinpoint washes.
No two finishes will look exactly alike so that you may have numerous models of the same engine, each with its own unique finish.
All models will be flat sealed to allow handling and use of smoke fluid.
These unique offerings provide a level of customization never before offered by a major model railroad manufacturer and are an excellent solution for those who have either not had the confidence to attempt weathering techniques or simply don't have the time to do it themselves. Most importantly, these professionally weathered models can withstand the rigors of operation while mimicing the real-life look needed to recreate a world class model railroad. Check out the models in the photos below or click on the video icon to the left to see even more photos as well as a video of them in action.