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        Aug 11, 2019

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Announcing Our Updated

HO Scale Fire Escape Kit - 3 styles

(Bundle with a Structure kit and save 50% - see limited time offer below)
 

Set of 3 Fire Escape PlatformsConnecting  Ladders, with Roof & Ground Access parts to add that realistic detail to any building. 

  • Easy to assemble with Tab & Slot construction in "Laserboard" 
  • The Laserboard carrier sheet is the assembly jig!
  • Connecting ladders can be trimmed to length between building floors
  • Finely cut parts, see-through platform floors
  • Two sizes of wall brackets are included with each kit


Platform floors and also be inverted to alternate the ladder pass-through hole position left or right.

Ladders can also be installed between platforms vertically!

3 styles of platforms ... see our website for details & dimensions.
Click Here to see these on our Website
Until Aug.31st - Buy any of our structure kits and get your choice of HO Fire Escape kit at half price!

Apply discount code "FIRE" at checkout to receive a 50% discount on our new HO Fire Escape Kit 

(limit one per structure kit)
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        July 13, 2019

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We hope everyone is enjoying summer and still feeling the need to continue scale modelling when not gardening.   We thought we'd pass along some quick tips which might inspire a bit of rainy day activity.

Painting with Hand Brushed Acrylics

Our ITLA Scale Models laser cut wood components can be easily brush painted with water based acrylics and still retain their laser etched details. The secret is to use as little paint as possible to colour the part... almost using a "dry brush" technique to apply the opaque base coat.

In the examples pictured below, we used simple craft store water based acrylics... a grey and a silver to provide the initial colour on each part.

After the base coat is dry, we again use brushed on rust coloured water based acrylics to add additional layers of weathering colour. As shown below we created a couple "washes" using raw umber and orange to represent rust in various shades to age the duct work.

That's it, and it only took about 5 minutes! These techniques are very simple to use.
Give it a try and use your imagination or prototype photos to add a variety of colours to our laser cut wood parts.

Brush painting our Elevated kits ...  Easily done with thinned water based acrylics or solvent based paints, the goal is thin washes that allow
the laser etched detail to show through.  
Clear sealer between weathering colours is optional but not used on the model below.



 

Below are pictured examples of the inexpensive water based acrylics we've used on our ITLA products.  You can find them at Michael's Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or any craft store. We use them straight from the bottle and thinned with water.  A little bit goes a long way.
Please visit our website and see our selection of Precision Laser Cut Products.
Great for those rainy days!
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Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
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May 10, 2019

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We've launched our new website!

Let's celebrate!
Enjoy "3 for Free" Shipping through the month of May 2019

(Free shipping for orders of 3 or more items - Canada & U.S. only)

 
Click here to experience our New Website!
  • Big, Bold, Expandable Photos
  • Product & Build Videos, Testimonials & Customer Photos
  • Paint & Assembly Articles
  • Easy to navigate Full Function Menus
  • Search Function for any scale on our site (N/HO/O)
  • Contact us "live" with questions 
  • Make safe and secure credit card purchases with an easy checkout process
Example of a Product Video - HO Scale Albany Manufacturing Co. kit
Enjoy "3 for Free" Shipping through the month of May 2019
(Free shipping for orders of 3 or more items - Canada & U.S. only)
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Best regards from the ITLA team,

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March 18, 2019 Newsletter 

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We heard our customer's requests ...  
 
HO scale Modular Brick Wall Panel Kits - 3" x 5.5"
are now available on our website
For the "kit bashers" in the crowd this laser etched and cut HO scale Modular Wall panel features our solid 1/8th" wood material, with Dovetail joints to match our ITLA structural wall system.

(NOTE: Dovetail Tabs can be easily removed by hand with a razor saw for use in kit bashing with other manufacturer's products.)

Our Modular Wall kits includes our ITLA brand features ...

  • Weathered, laser etched brick & stone on an wood panel
  •   Two "bricked in" windows and a "Concrete" sign band on the wall surface
  •   Laser etched brick Cornice & Pilaster trim in micro plywood ... 4 layers of Cornice are provided
  •   Windows, Doors, Handrails and Security Bars in micro plywood easily install into the wall panel per our standard process

For reference, this wall panel will replace the "blank" rear wall of our D.V. Ross Building Kit...see website HERE.


...and Modular Brick Wall Panel Kits - 1.5" x 5.5"

Jan. 23, 2019 Newsletter 

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We do more than structures, we do Rolling Stock details too ...

Available on our website
and in limited quantities at the Amherst show the... 

 
HO scale
Auto Frame Load Kits


For your Accurail, Walthers or Atlas 89'6" ACF Flatcar Model 
This laser etched and cut HO scale Frame Load kit features ...
  • 5 twin stacks of 1994 Ford Crown Victoria automobile frames
  • 5 pairs of Load Cradles and simulated Tie Down Rods
  • Accurail, Walthers or Atlas - specific flatcar deck overlay with keyed part holes 
  • Ajax Brake Wheel & Stand
  • This kit is an "intermediate skill level kit" produced in a rust coloured Laser board material which is easily painted with brushed or spray paints, and adhered together with ACC / Superglues.  The frame loads, cradles & tie downs are not plastic castings. 
  • Please note this is the load, cradles, deck & brake stand kit only...you supply the 89ft flatcar
Specially priced at $80 per kit ... find them at the Amherst Show before they sell out!

Order on our website for February shipment.


 
Click Here to Order Now
From N scale to O scale, please see our other Rolling Stock detail products on our website and at the Amherst Show.

Our unique laser etching process enables us to produce these "weathered & distressed" decks & floors for many popular manufacturer's models.

Glue this real wood decking directly over the shiny plastic stock floor of the original model to produce immediate realism. No paint required.

You can feel the individual board detail and might even get your hands dirty, just like the real thing!

Click to see our website for these products
Come and see us ...
Booth #57 in the Better Living Center

at the
Amherst Railroad Hobby Show
Springfield, Mass.
Jan 26 & 27, 2019  

 
 
Please see our website for more information & photos of

all our fine products. 

Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
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Jan. 21, 2019 Newsletter 

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Organizers of the Scale T-Trak Clinic at the upcoming Amherst Railroad Show have commissioned us to produce a limited edition kit.

Only available in limited quantities at the Amherst show the... 
 
scale
Cosmopolitan Motors Kit


Based on a prototype company and building in Hatboro, PA
This laser etched and cut N Scale kit features ...
  • Finely etched & cut details
  • Our Window System includes pre-cut glazing for a perfect fit
  • Multiple Roof Top and Wall Details included
  • Shallow Relief” "Concrete Panel" structure measures           12”L x 1½”W x 4.5”H with a “Blank” rear wall panel
  • Railcar and truck access to 3 dock doors
  • Easily painted with water based acrylics or spray paints
  • The building design spans multiple eras and can represent any industrial facility you choose
Specially priced at $80 per kit ... find them at the Amherst Show before they sell out!

Thanks to Mike Dettinger and Barry Rosier for their request to feature an ITLA product in their Amherst Show Clinic.
What is N scale T-TRAK ?
T-TRAK is a modular model railroad system based on a few standards for module size, track placement, track interface, and electrical connections. The minimal standards allow for a wide range of flexibility in design yet still maintain interoperability with all modules built per the standards. The popularity of T-TRAK is worldwide allowing for modules from all over the world to connect together. 
See the T-TRAK information link HERE.

Jan. 19, 2019 Newsletter 

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We've been working hard in advance of the upcoming Amherst Railroad Hobby show, and as promised are bringing some new items there for show and sale...

We will be introducing our new
 
HO scale Modular Industrial Wall Kits

Available at the Amherst show in 4 styles, each measuring 3"W x 9"H
Web sales will begin soon
These laser etched and cut wood products feature much more than standard plastic models...
  • The ability to Interchange the brick & window components within the wall panels for full flexibility to create your own unique appearance
  • They connect with other ITLA #405X series kits so you can build your own one-of-a-kind structure … these panels can be configured into unlimited building footprints !
  • Fine scale window frames - The center sash is removable & can be installed in an open position if you wish
  • Pre-cut “glass” is included and easily installed
  • Pilasters are included to cover both 90 degree or parallel wall panel joints - extra material is included for wall capping or cornice work
  • Separate modular components allows for “no-mask” parts painting and a clean, easy assembly
  • Precision etched & cut parts produce a professional quality product
  • The wall design spans multiple eras and can represent any industrial facility you choose
  • Expandable - more add-on components are coming soon ...(add’n floors, truck loading dock, entryways, etc.)
Introductory priced at $15 per kit, any style ... find them at the Amherst Show and on our website very soon!

Dec 11, 2018 newsletter... 

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Announcing our new

     HO scale 

Albany Manufacturing Co. 

Laser Etched & Cut wood kit

 

The HO scale Albany Manufacturing Co. kit features unique laser etchings on all wall surfaces that can be highlighted with hand brushed acrylic paint to become significant weathered and eroding surfaces.

Another example of our design philosophy, this model is engineered to be "configurable" & can be built into ONE of TWO different wall variations!

Build it into a 4-walled structure 3"L x 3"W x 4"H                                                               OR a Shallow Relief format 12"L x 0.5"W x 4"H

This unique kit provides the high quality, precision fit, and ease of assembly which ITLA Scale Models Inc. is known for.

 
The photo above shows the 4-Walled structure along side the Shallow Relief configuration ... these are built from the same Albany Mfg. Co. kit!

Deep laser etched weathered masonry surfaces on all walls. Unique etched details even include exposed rebar!

  
A host of roof top and wall details set the structure apart from others. Weathered and flaking brick surfaces are easily painted into notable details.

The “Shallow Relief” configuration measures 12”L x 0.5”W x 4”H.
 

Details include ...
  • Dual Snorkel Vents
  • Roof Access Hatch
  • Laser etched brick chimney
  • Wall Venting and Exhaust Ducting
  • Loading Dock Awning, Corrugated Skirting, Pallets, Access Ladder
  • Electrical Meters, Junction Boxes, Conduit, Coal Door and Fire Hose connections
  • Finely cut 2nd Floor Exit Platform and Access Ladder
  • Access Steps/Staircase/Railings
Fine details stand the test of close up photography.
Click to our Website for this New HO kit ... Order Now in time for the Holidays!
For purchase separately, our Loading Dock Interior kit fits this structure and adds that extra level of detail.

 HO Scale Loading Dock Interior Kit 
 

A Detailed “3D” interior that can be used behind any building's loading dock doorway.

Made entirely of laser etched and cut wood, this kit contains ...

  • 3 "walls" comprising the interior loading dock area
  • Laser etched wood planked loading dock floor
  • Support bracket which sets the floor at a 0.65" height (optional use)
  • 2 layers of "3D-etched" crates to form the backdrop (rear) wall
  • 3 pallets
  • 5 additional crates for placement within the loading dock area
  • 1 ladder for HO scale access to your loading dock
Click here to see our website for the Loading Dock Interior
 
Please see our website for more information & photos of

all our fine products. 

Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
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August 2018 newsletter... 

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Announcing our new

     Limited Edition Signature Series kit...

scale 

Olympia Tool & Die Co.

 

Only 100 of these unique kits will be produced

Another example of our design philosophy, this model is engineered to be "configurable" & can be built into ONE of at least a DOZEN different wall variations!

This large O Scale kit features even more detail than its inspirational HO scale brother.

Includes functional exterior Goose Neck Lamps, Stamping Dies, Safety Caged Ladder, Fluid Tank, Wood Fencing, Detail Castings, Wall Signs, "3D" etched weathered brick surfaces, and a host of additional wall details!   

This unique kit provides the high quality, precision fit, and ease of assembly which 
ITLA Scale Models Inc. is known for.

 
The basic L-shaped building measures 11”L x 5.5”W x 6”H with the loading dock walls to the rear as shown below.
  
A host of roof top and wall details set the structure apart from others. Weathered and flaking brick surfaces are easily painted into notable details.

Three of the many possible wall configurations are pictured below.

The “Shallow Relief” configuration measures 28”L x 4.75”W x 6”H.
 
The “Flat” configuration measures 33”L x 1.75”W x 6”H...yes, 33" long!


Details such as the large Fluid Tank, Fence Panels, Stamping Dies, Pallets and drum / barrel / box castings enhance your scene.
Fine details stand the test of close up photography.
See our Website for this Limited Edition O Scale Kit Now
For purchase separately, our Loading Dock Interior kit fits this structure and adds that extra level of detail.

 O Scale Loading Dock Interior Kit 

We've up-sized our successful HO scale kit to provide this unique detail product in O scale.  

A Detailed “3D” interior that can be used behind any building's loading dock doorway.

Made entirely of laser etched and cut wood, this kit contains ...

  • 3 "walls" comprising the interior loading dock area
  • Laser etched wood planked loading dock floor
  • Support bracket which sets the floor at a 1.2" height (optional use)
  • 2 layers of "3D-etched" crates to form the backdrop (rear) wall
  • 3 pallets
  • 5 additional crates for placement within the loading dock area
  • 1 ladder for O scale access to your loading dock
Click here to see our website for the Loading Dock Interior shown installed in the Olympia Tool & Die Co. kit.
 
Please see our website for more information & photos of

all our fine products. 

Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
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June 2018 newsletter... 

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It has been a quite a few months since our last newsletter, but we've been busy incorporating the business, and preparing some entries into the O scale market.  Please read on, and see our website and FaceBook page for more information. 

Announcing two new products in O scale, plus alimited edition kit coming soon...

First, based on our successful HO scale version ...

The O scale "Roof Top Detail" Kit

Based on our HO scale version, but with additional detail to support the beauty of this large scale...

Add our Roof Top Detail Kit to the O scale building of your choice. Our kit builds into 15 finished components.

This laser etched and cut wood kit easily builds into the parts pictured here.  Add to the roof top or walls of any structure.

It is easily paintable - we brush painted the parts pictured using simple hand brushing techniques and thinned water based acrylic craft store paints (Americana brand, Craftsmart brand, DecoArt brand).

15" of Exhaust Ducting can be joined together to make your own custom roof or wall installations... each structure could have different patterns.

The highly detailed water tank (4" Tall x 1.5" Dia.) sets off this package.

Click here to see our website for more details
...and secondly, again based on our HO scale version ... introducing the ...

 O Scale Loading Dock Interior Kit 

We've up-sized our successful HO scale kit to provide this unique detail product in O scale.  

A Detailed “3D” interior that can be used behind any building's loading dock doorway.

Made entirely of laser etched and cut wood, this kit contains ...

  • 3 "walls" comprising the interior loading dock area
  • Laser etched wood planked loading dock floor
  • Support bracket which sets the floor at a 1.2" height (optional use)
  • 2 layers of "3D-etched" crates to form the backdrop (rear) wall
  • 3 pallets
  • 5 additional crates for placement within the loading dock area
  • 1 ladder for O scale access to your loading dock
Click here to see our website for more details



...and COMING SOON...


the O scale Olympia Tool & Die Co. 
Our Limited Edition Signature Series O scale Olympia Tool & Die Company kit.  Only 100 will be produced.

Another example of our design philosophy, this model is engineered to be "configurable" & can be built into ONE of at least a DOZEN different variations!

This large scale kit features even more detail than its inspirational HO scale brother.

From functional exterior Goose Neck Lamps, to Stamping Dies, Safety Caged Ladder, Fluid Tank, Wood Fencing, Detail Castings,Wall Signs, "3D" etched weathered brick, and a host of additional wall details!   This kit provides the high quality, precision fit, and ease of assembly which ITLA Scale Models Inc. is known for.

Here is a sneak photo of the kit, please follow our FaceBook page for more photos and information as this kit gets closer to it's launch.
 
Please see our website for more information & photos of all of our fine products. 

Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 

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Announcing the ...

HO scale "York Industries Inc." kit

 ... featured in the November / December issues of Model Railroad Hobbyist and Railroad Model Craftsman magazines.

This HO Scale kit features ...
  • "Configurable" Build Combinations – can be arranged in at least 15 unique wall combinations by design...
         ...make a full size building or shallow relief or backdrop flat structure
(note roof panel is included for 3 basic configurations, some configurations will require your own simple roof panel made out of foam core or card stock…see website for details)
  • Combine multiple kits to create your own larger custom structure
Woodland Scenics Just Plug Lighting added that extra dimension.  It's very easy to use, in fact I added lighting to three of these buildings in less than 15 minutes.
  • Rear Loading Dock walls enable rail or truck service, features flaking brick, separately etched door with bump strips
  • (the dock door can be modelled open) ... see website for our Interior Loading Dock Detail Kit available separately
  • "3D" laser etched detailed surfaces on every wall
  • Robust tab & slot laser cut wood construction
  • Modular Part Design enables a quick & stable build
  • Easily paintable with solvent or water based paints
  • Full colour instruction booklet with photos, paint & build tips
  • 9 Roof Top details including our new Vertical Stacks in two sizes, Corrugated Siding, AC unit, Exhaust Ducts & Wall Capping
  • Surface applied details such as electrical conduits, meters, entry awning,
  • Steps, handrails, vents, pilasters, cornice trim & wall capping
  • full colour sign sheet includes 3 company names ... “North York Chemical Co.”,  “York Inks & Stains”, “David Fine Furniture” , plus many faded "ghost" signs, advertisements, posters
  • Separate Window Sills & Headers
  • Detail castings by “Produits M.P.”  www.produitsmp.com
 
   
Click HERE to see it on our website

Multiple wall configurations are possible within this one kit! 

Combine additional copies, or even add the Olympia Tool & Die Co.to create your own custom industrial structure.



Also introducing our laser etched GIFT CERTIFICATES

We'll laser etch our wooden gift coupon with your recipients name, and in the total denomination you choose (multiples of US$25)

 

Ken Patterson and Ron Pare build and photograph our ...
                HO scale "Olympia Tool & Die Co."

  Ron visited Ken's studio in Missouri last month with ITLA products in hand. He did a fantastic job building the Olympia kit, and photographed it the next day with other ITLA kits in the background.
The following photos show the results of their efforts.  
Ken featured the Olympia kit in his recent What's Neat Podcast" which can be viewed HERE.
He will also be featuring the Olympia Tool & Die Co. kit in his "What's Neat with Ken Patterson" video article coming up in the November issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist e-magazine. Don't forget to check it out!
 

Ken's Podcast is linked HERE.

Meet us at these upcoming events ...
Brampton Model Railway Show Sept. 30 / Oct. 1, 2017 Brampton Fairgrounds, Brampton, ON, Canada (we will be presenting a hands-on painting & weathering clinic) Linked HERE
The Fine Scale Model Railroader Expo Nov. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2017
Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, PA, USA Linked HERE

See our website today for all our great products!
Our newest kit "York Industries Inc." will be featured next month.
www.itlascalemodels.com

Sept 2017 newsletter... 
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Providing our customers with some of the finest & most unique laser cut wood scale models in the hobby. Thank you for supporting us!

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Announcing ...
                HO scale "Olympia Tool & Die Co."

 ... to be featured in the October / November issues of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad Hobbyist magazines.
 

This HO Scale kit features ...
  • "Configurable" Build Combinations – can be arranged in at least 15 unique wall combinations by design...
         ...make a full size building or shallow relief or backdrop flat structure
(note roof panel is included for 3 basic configurations, some configurations will require your own simple roof panel made out of foam core or card stock…see website for details)
  • Combine multiple kits to create your own larger custom structure
  • Rear Loading Dock walls enable rail or truck service, features flaking brick, separately etched door with bump strips
  • (the dock door can be modelled open) ... see website for our Interior Loading Dock Detail Kit available separately
  • "3D" laser etched detailed surfaces on every wall
  • Robust tab & slot laser cut wood construction
  • Modular Part Design enables a quick & stable build
  • Easily paintable with solvent or water based paints
  • Full colour instruction booklet with photos, paint & build tips
  • 9 Roof Top details including many of our new vent styles
  • Surface applied details such as electrical conduits, meters,
  • Steps, handrails, vents, pilasters, cornice trim & wall capping
  • full colour sign sheet includes the "Olympia Tool & Die Co." building name, plus many faded "ghost" signs, advertisements, posters & billboards
  • Billboard sign kit for roof top or ground level
  • Separate Window Sills & Headers
... additional build configurations shown below are possible using your own foam core or card stock roof panel ... "how to" instructions included.
Cobblestone through concrete
Click here ... Buy Olympia Tool & Die Co. now for US$47.95

Yes, the above models are all ITLA Scale Models laser etched & precision cut wood products! 

See our website today all our great products!
www.itlascalemodels.com

Visit our website for other products!