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       May 30, 2020

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We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy as better
weather has finally arrived. 

Our best wishes to all!
Topics Covered In this Newsletter ...
  1. "Featured Products" - "Configurable by Design"...                                                     our York Industries Inc. kit in HO scale                  
  2. "On The Bench" - progress on our N scale "Allstate Factory"             
  3. "Modeller's Corner" - Mark Adler's "R.B. Wing & Son" build           
  4. "ITLA Reference Articles" - Some "How To" website articles
1.  "Featured Product" - HO York Industries Inc. kit
“Configurable by Design”... One of the hallmarks of ITLA Scale Models ... many of our structure kits are engineered to offer you the opportunity to build the model in a variety of “footprints” and varying wall combinations.

Some of our kits can be built in more than a dozen (12) different wall combinations, from the Full Walled structure to background “Flat” & “Shallow Relief” formats.


This feature in our kit design allows you to adjust the structure's shape to fit a particular location on your layout and create your own signature structure.
As an example, our HO York Industries kit will build into a                                                  Fully Walled structure 6"L x 4.75"W ...

...or it can be configured into Shallow Relief / Flat formats up to                                    18.5"L x 0.5"W ... plus many combinations in between.

"3D" laser etched detailed surfaces on every wallwith areas of worn & spalling brick.

Surface applied details such as electrical conduits, meters, window / door headers & sills, steps, handrails, vents, pilasters, cornice trim & capping, detail castings.

Coloured sign sheet includes 3 industry names to choose from. 
All this content & versatility for only $89.99.

See our website for all the details and this You Tube video for more...
 
VIDEO

(Sample models built by Dave Ross)
Click here for the HO scale York Industries Inc. structure kit - $89.99
2.  "On the Bench"
For the N scalers ...  
We are continuing to work on the N scale version of our popular HO Allstate Factory kit which includes many design features. 

As shared in our last newsletter, the key features we're incorporating into this N scale kit are ...
  • CONFIGURABLE walls!  (We have more than 12 choices of structural footprints - fully walled to angular to fully flat options) 
  • A new 4 piece window system with scale sized muntins, exhaust fans AND PRE-CUT GLAZING!
  • We've added details to previously "blank" (backdrop) rear walls to make this kit extremely versatile ... any unused wall panels can be re-used as shallow relief or flat walls... huge value in this kit!
More to come on this new kit as we continue its development.

Please let us know what you think about this project HERE
3.  "Modeller's Corner"
As always, we love to share our customer's ITLA product build experience with you.

Mark Adler met us at the Fine Scale Modeller's Expo convention in Albany NY and purchased a number of kits from us.  He envisioned a prototype which he saw in that city, and used two of our DV Ross kits, positioned them on either end of our Industrial Building 'D', then added extra width and rear wall detail with three of our Brick Wall Panel kits.   After all that, he also used our 18 Piece Wall Detail kit and other manufacturer's components to super-detail it.
 
Mark's vision in combining all these ITLA kits has resulted in a one-of-a-kind structure which represents the prototype he saw in Albany NY.

His work also highlights the flexibility of our ITLA Scale Models products ... combine kits and create your own unique structure.
 
Thank you for sharing Mark! 


       March 28, 2020

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As the Coronavirus spread accelerates across the world, we hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. 
Staying home is the right thing right to do now, and hopefully we're all making the best of it with some modeling time.  
Topics Covered In this Newsletter ...
  1. "New Product" - HO scale - 18 Piece Wall Detail Kit
  2. "Featured Product" - HO scale "Albany Mfg Co." Kit                                (limited quantity available)
  3. "On The Bench" - provide us with your feedback
  4. "Modeller's Corner" - see what our customers are working on
  5. "Reference Articles" - some "How To" website articles
1. "New Product" - HO "18 Piece Wall Detail Kit"
Add more Wall Details & Signs to our structure kits.

This "HO4171 Wall Detail Kit" provides you with
18 Components plus a complimentary Sign Sheet.

 
Ventilator Fans (note the very fine scale grille work!)
 Electrical Meter Box
Electrical Junction Boxes
Natural Gas Meter
 5 lengths of Conduit
 Access Ladder with stand-offs
Fire Hose Connection
Security Gate
Wall Signage

Multi-layered components cut from our "Laser Board" material assemble easily into a unique set of wall details. 

On our website now for only $9.99

Also available as an option to bundle with any of our structure kits. 
 
Available as an option to bundle with any of our structure kits. 
See it on our website ...
Click here for this 18 Piece Detail Kit on our website at $9.99
2.  "Featured Product" - Albany Mfg Co. kit 

* On sale while supplies last * 

This beautifully detailed kit features the following...

  • A "configurable building footprint" allows you to build this in either of two ways ...

            ... a 4-Walled Structure 3"L x 3"W x 3.5"H 

                                       OR 

            ... a Shallow Relief format 12"L x 0.5"W x 3.5"H
  • Separate Window Headers & Sills allow for easy painting 
  • Colour Sign Sheet includes Albany Mfg Co. name and many wall posters
  • Multiple Roof Top & Wall details included

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.

Finely etched surface details such as exposed Re-Bar and weathered masonry appear across all it's walls...
                            

Click here for the Albany Mfg Kit on sale for $69.99 while supply lasts
3.  "On the Bench"
A)  We have now released the HO Wall Detail Kit which can be bundled with any of our ITLA structures, or applied to any of your existing structures.

B) We're continuing to work on Piping & Duct work.  Thanks to the many of you who responded with positive encouragement for us to  on this project!

We hope to have these available soon in sizes for use across N/HO/S/O scales.


C) For you N Scaler's - In addition to our line of 
Industrial Wall Modules, we're considering taking these "Configurable" HO scale structures into 1:160 ...
Olympia Tool & Die *
York Industries Inc. *
Allstate Factory 

Which one should we work on first?

Please let us know what you think 
HERE

D) For you S & O Scaler's - Would you like to see our Wall Detail Kit brought into a larger scale? 
Any other wall detail ideas?


Please let us know what you think HERE
4.  "Modeller's Corner"
One of the detail parts we offer are laser etched wood
Flat Car Decks & Gondola Floors.

Modeller David Tinsley wrote to us and shared a modernized twist on using these parts.
So he "tagged" his Bulkhead Flat Car ends by hand painting on some graffiti. 
He went on to say "...now with your beautiful products, I don't want to cover them up (with loads) ... I want people to see the details!". 


Great idea David, thank you for sharing!
Website Reference Articles...
Many people ask us for advice on how to paint & weather our products ...
Click to reference How To Paint & Weather our Brick Walls
Click to reference How To Paint with Brushed Acrylics

Thank you again for subscribing to our Newsletter, & supporting us at ITLA Scale Models.

 
 


       March 21, 2020

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We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.  Staying home is a good thing right now, and hopefully we're all able to enjoy a bit of modeling time.  
Topics Covered In this Newsletter ...
  1. New Article - How to Paint & Weather our Laser Etched Brick
  2. New Product - Rear Wall Kit for our HO scale "Building 'D'" 
  3. "On The Bench" - See what we're working on 
1.  How to Paint & Weather our Laser Etched Brick
We've added a new product support article into our website home page menu which we hope you will find useful.

In speaking with many of you at the shows, the common questions we hear surround the painting techniques we recommend.

It's easier than it looks!

This article will walk you though one of the easiest methods we use to colour our brick walls...Rattle Can spray paints & hand brushed Acrylics.

 By no means is this the only method!  You can also hand (brush) paint your primary wall colours with many different types of products such as Acrylics, Pigment Powders, Artist Inks, Airbrushed paints, etc.


From paint types, to brick colours, to a step by step tutorial ... we hope you enjoy this article... 
Please click to reference our website article HERE.
2. New Rear Wall Kit for our HO scale "Building 'D'"
This "HO4152R- Rear Wall Set" measures 7.5"L x 5.5"H and is comprised of two interchangeable panels ... 3" and 4.5" in length, with a 4-Layer etched Brick Cornice, etched Brick Pilasters, windows, loading dock and access doors.

The laser etched wall surfaces represent concrete or stucco, and include areas of spalling & flaking brick which can be highlighted with Acrylic paints.


On our website now for only $19.99
 
This kit was initially designed for those interested in expanding our Shallow Relief "HO4152 Building D" Kit.

This Rear Wall Set can also be used as a stand-alone backdrop structure, or as an addition to many of our configurable structure kits ...

Allstate Factory, DV Ross, Olympia Tool & Die, York Industries.

 
Click for this Rear Wall Set on our website for $19.99
Click here for our Building "D" kit at $39.99
We also have many other Modular Brick Wall panels available on our website...click below...
Modular Brick Wall Panels
3.  "On the Bench"
For fun we thought we'd show you some of the fine scale details that we're prototyping on our workbench in "Laserboard", 3D, & Styrene materials.

We hope to have many of these available soon in sizes for use across the scales.

Please drop us a note & let us know what you think about these 
HERE
Tell us what you think of these prototype parts ... click HERE

 

 

 


       December 31, 2019

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As this year comes to a close, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!

We are very grateful to all of you for your support, and we are honoured that you choose to follow this newsletter, purchase our products, and be a part of our ITLA family. 

Our best wishes for 2020 and happy modelling!
Topics Covered In this Newsletter ...
  1. NEW N Scale Roof Top / Wall HVAC Kit
  2. NEW - HO Scale - Rail Car / Truck Loading Dock Assembly
  3. Pre-Orders being taken for the Amherst Model Railway Show, Springfield Mass., Jan. 25/26, 2020
1. New N Scale HVAC Kit 
Laser Cut Wood & “Laser Board” components,“Concrete” Machine Room with separate door and vents. Ducting in 3 different sizes which you can trim to length.
Over 30" of Ducting included with more than 70 individual Flanges & Brackets!  Enough to fit multiple structures...everything you see here!
Multiple Cyclone Vents, Elbows, Turn Downs and fittings to enable you to create any ventilation configurations you choose.

Enough material to do multiple structures!
 
INTRODUCTORY PRICED at $21.99!
Click Here for the N Scale HVAC Kit
2. New HO Scale Industrial Wall Module - Rail Car / Truck Loading Dock Assembly
5 Modular Wall kits, each with 2 windows, over top of a recessed 3 door rail car & truck dock.
 
Many of our customers have asked us for a Loading Dock Assembly as part of our Modular Wall components in HO scale ... so here it is! 

The Loading Dock Assembly consists of 5 of our Modular Wall kits with a recessed 3-door dock wall & ceiling.  Approx. 3"W x 8.75"L x 9"H. This assembly connects with any of our HO405X Industrial Modular Wall product line. (roof panel not included)

 
INTRODUCTORY PRICED at $69.99!
Click Here for our HO Scale Loading Dock Assembly
3. Pre-Order for the Amherst Model Railway Show, Springfield Mass., Jan. 25/26, 2020
Pre-Purchase products from our website
until Jan.15, 2020
and pick them up at our show booth.

 Don't be dissapointed ... avoid a sell-out!

 
We are offering advanced web purchases for those attending the Amherst Model Railway Show in Springfield Mass on Jan. 25th & 26th, 2020. 

a) Enter code "amherst pick up" at web checkout to qualify, no shipping will be charged in the web sale. (this only applies to purchases being picked up by the purchaser ...WITH proof of purchase at the Amherst Railway Show)

b) Bring your printed ITLA web store receipt to our booth at the show and we'll have your pre-purchased kits ready for pickup. 

We'll be in the BLC building, section #57.
Click here for the ITLA Scale Models Home Page
 


        November 15, 2019

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We've posted a lot of new video content on our website and You Tube for you. 

Each of these videos show you how easy it is to work with our product, how versatile it becomes with a little imagination, and the value it can bring to your layout or diorama.

In addition, one of our customers, William Sampson, has published his build of our HO Albany Mfg Co. kit build on his You Tube Channel "Soo The Milwaukee Road" ... well worth watching below. 

 
William Sampson builds the ITLA Albany Mfg Co. kit, among other content and great tips.

Four new videos below featuring our N scale Industrial Wall Module kits...
 
Features of our N scale Modular Wall System
How we paint, remove parts from sprues, interchange components, and glaze our windows.
Stack our wall panels for additional height.
How to install our pilasters to complete the model.
Click here to see our Modular Wall System
Some recent quotes from customers ...

"Nick, I’m a HUGE fan of all the ITLA products I’ve worked with. My honest opinion of building them, “They are the BEST!” I’ll be doing another video of another ITLA structure in the near future. Thank you and your team for creating such a versatile kit and using quality materials." William ... Soo the Milwaukee Road You Tube Channel.

"I was introduced to 'ITLA' at Trainfest a few years back and am very impressed with the products. I saw your modular wall system this year at 'Trainfest' (NMRA Craftsman's Corner) and after figuring out what it I need, I will be ordering some wall panel sections for a modular layout."

"You guys are producing a fine product. Keep up the good work." 
Bart 

"Well made. Easy-to-follow instructions. Look amazing when completed."


Please watch the videos we've posted for you on our YouTube Channel  ...

Features of our ITLA products
Painting & detail tips
360 views of our popular products.

You can reach our ITLA YouTube channel HERE. Please subscribe!

 

Many of our ITLA kits can be combined to create your own custom, multi-story, flat, fully walled, or angular structure to suit your space.
 


        November 2, 2019

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The other guys ...
 ITLA ...
... A finer scale representation, with "configurability" and ease of paint / assembly designed in!
 
ITLA's "Reinforced Concrete" Industrial Wall Systems
are available in N and HO scales!

 
Some quotes from recent customers ...

"Great products, these wall panels are fantastic"
 
"Great new wall modules. Will be able to make it fit my available area. I'm measuring now!"
 
"...these new Industrial Wall Modules... I will buy them all!   Gonna make a rail served brewery background building about 20" long."

"I can't stand plastic kits so my DPM factories which I never built are going to the donate-to-the-club-pile."

We now have videos posted on our YouTube Channel demonstrating the features of this new product line, with more to follow this week... 

"Configuring our Modular Wall Panels"
"Adding Mortar to our etched brick"
"Wall Panels and carrier sheets"
"Glazing our Windows"


You can reach our ITLA YouTube channel HERE

 
Combine our wall module kits to create your custom multi-story, flat, fully walled, or angular structure to suit your space.

Take advantage of our "volume purchase" offer ...


Buy 6 of our N or HO scale Industrial Wall Module kits and receive a 7th kit FREE
 
N scale Industrial Wall Modules - click HERE
HO Industrial Wall Modules - click HERE
Click HERE to access our website for both these product lines
We hope you will appreciate the finer scale fidelity of these new product lines among the competition.

The precise laser cutting of our window frames, "positionable window sashes", & interchangeable parts design make this product stand out in the crowd!
 


        October 25, 2019

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We are proud to release our latest fine scale product line in laser cut wood ...
 
 "Reinforced Concrete"
Industrial Wall Systems

in both N and HO scales!

 

Influenced by the designs of famed industrial architect Albert Kahn, these innovative Modular Wall panel kits can be combined to produce any size or shaped industrial complex with our ITLA tab-n-slot features.
 
Our N & HO scale Industrial Wall panel systems feature...
  • Fine scale laser cut window frames with “positionable” centre sashes & pre-cut glazing 
  • Seldom modelled “broken window pane" filler plates
  • Separate etched brick inserts enable no-mask painting
  • Interchangeable components in each wall panel allow for the ability to customize window or etched brick insert placement
  • Wall panels can be section cut & "stacked" to produce additional wall height (add or even remove stories)
  • Friction-fit components enable quick mock-ups of building shapes

Buy 6 of our N or HO scale Industrial Wall Module kits and receive ONE wall kit FREE
 
These N scale wall panel designs shown below are currently available on our website...
The N scale building complex pictured below is an example of what you can create with our new modular wall panel system ...
Combine these wall module kits to create your custom multi-story, flat, fully walled, or angular structures to suit your space.
 
N scale Industrial Wall Modules - click here


The HO scale wall panel designs and accessories shown below are available on our website...
The HO scale building complex pictured below is an example of what you can create with our new modular wall panel system ...
HO Industrial Wall Modules - click here
Additional accessories include covered Loading Docks for rail and truck access, Personnel Entryways, Roof Top HVAC systems, Fire Escapes, and more.

 
Buy 6 of our N or HO scale Industrial Wall Module kits and receive ONE wall kit FREE.
Click HERE to access our website for these product lines
We hope you will appreciate the fine scale fidelity of these product lines.

The precise laser cutting of our window frames, "positionable window sashes", & interchangeable parts design make this product stand out in the crowd!

 
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
 


        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)
Click Here to See our ITLA Structure Kits
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Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
"Where the city meets the railway"
 


        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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photos of all of our fine products. 


Best regards from the ITLA team,

Renée & Nick Masney, David V. Ross


 
"Where the city meets the railway"

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)
Click here for ITLA!
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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


 
"Where the city meets the railway"

 



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.


 
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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


 
"Where the city meets the railway"

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

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