All photography provided by Jeff Lemke

The vast majority of brass model train collectors have never been to the factories where these products were made. Each model was hand-crafted of brass and steel, by people who never saw the real train they were replicating in scale. Please join me now as I take you through two trips. The first is an insider's journey into the world of brass model construction when the industry was at its zenith in the 1980s. The second is a look into into how I paint and weather brass model trains to make my client's best models look just like their full-size, real-life counterparts.

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BUILDING BRASS MODEL TRAINS

This is where you can learn how these models were made.

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CUSTOM PAINTING & WEATHERING

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