I intend to build a resource of modeling information that will be useful to those who like to replicate Amtrak equipment in miniature. I will not always be able to post photos of finished projects, since there is often some obstacle that prevents me from completing a model. If all my projects were completed and posted here, it would be quite an impressive site!
Latest news - photo updates on F40PH detailing projects!
Heritage Car Names
List of named cars in Amtrak's Heritage Fleet.
HO scale drawings of Amtrak equipment available for download.
About Amtrak Modeling
A discussion of my modeling interests, including ideas for projects.
Detailing the Walthers model to represent a specific prototype.
Reworking the Walthers model to represent a different class of engines.
New details and paint to significantly improve the Kato model.
Adding details to a stock Atlas model for enhanced realism.
Building a smooth-side car so those nice Vermonter decals have somewhere to go.
Modifying an old AHM model to wear custom-made decals for the Ethan Allen Express.
Painting a Walthers model to represent one of three prototype cars.
Reworking a Walthers model to reflect another railroad's styling.
Detailing a Walthers car to represent a different series.
Modeling an earlier HEP conversion using a Walthers car.
Modeling a distinctive car using the Walthers Budd lounge.
Laser-cut window strips help model a distinctive coach type.
Scratchbuilt sides and underbody for an interesting type of car.
Cab Car #9646
Give new life to an old Bachmann model, following the prototype.
Michael Kreiser's X996
Photos and a description of this unique kitbash project.
Michael Kreiser's NPCU
Photos and a description of a Cabbage for Downeaster service.
Michael Kreiser's Models
The rest of Michael's Amtrak collection.
A list of ideas for projects that aren't too difficult.