The Art of Brass Models

Kohs & Company pre-production O scale sample shown above

This is a new page on my website and it will be dedicated to highlighting the fine art of brass models. High quality brass model trains are truly an art form and should be appreciated on that basis in addition to being miniature repositories of important historical research that stimulate fond memories for many of us. From the outset, Kohs & Company has worked to provide our builders with an O scale platform to exhibit their skills at the highest level possible and throughout the construction pages on this website the work of these skilled 'artisans' has been highlighted in photographs and descriptive words. I have always pushed our team to produce the finest and most unique models possible and I am now looking at other scales to expand the platform of opportunities.

While our primary focus will remain on O scale, over the years I have been tempted by the challenge that HO scale would offer and having been involved in gauge-one for a number of years working at Fine Art Models developing the train program, I know well where the models in that scale can be taken. On3 is a natural offshoot of O scale and I've been looking for an excuse to include that in our regular line and now is the chance to take advantage of the unique and great character that narrow gauge offers.

The first projects being evaluated for development are shown below, depending on the level of interest and the teams ability to elevate the state-of-the-art, we'll see where it goes from here.

Union Pacific 'Late' Challenger in Gauge-One

D&RGW K-36 in On3

Union Pacific 'Late' Challenger in HO scale 7/08/18

The intention is to offer state-of-the-art features, detail and operating characteristics typically not offered before in these scales, along with special finishes and accompanying displays. The above listing will become active links as the concepts are developed providing a more detailed explanation of my expectations for what can be accomplished in each scale.

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