Kit #5 – RIP Track Services

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


RIP (Repair in Place) Track Services, HO scale, is a limited production kit of a typical RIP track structure used in yards.  It will add a new wrinkle to your yard operations.  This kit may be purchased with details shown ($89) or without details ($64).  To purchase without details, use the coupon code listed below when you check out.

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Product Description


  • Kit may be purchase with details shown and described below ($89) or without details ($64) so the modeler can add their own.  If you wish to purchase the kit without details, please enter the coupon code kit5nodetails in the “Apply Coupon” box on the cart page when you check out.

  • Repair In Place (RIP) track structure, HO scale

  • Almost 50 details (mostly metal with a few styrene) including:  crane, welding equipment, welding cart, oil cans, car jacks and stands, sledge hammers, crow bars,  junk boxes, trash cans, shelves with supplies, wire spool, compressor with hose, anvil, workbenches with tools, tool box, vise, saw horse, drill press, ladder, numerous containers, cans and pails (note: these details are not included if you purchase the kit at the lower price described above)

  • Designed for a short spur or use on a yard track

  • Footprint is 3″ x 8″

  • Well-written and thorough instructions and templates; many pictures included in the instructions

  • Numerous website pictures and an instructional video to assist in building the kit are provided

  • Unparalleled customer support – we pride ourselves in putting the customer first; you will receive a personal response, usually the same or next day


The yard’s RIP track was a key player in keeping merchandise moving across the railroad.  On-the-spot repairs could be done quickly on a freight car so it could be put on the next train out.  These structures were not fancy, often put together with left-over lumber and some tin on the roof to keep the rain off the workers.  All the tools needed to do a repair on the fly were close at hand:  jacks to raise the car, spare wood to replace a damaged floor board, crowbars and other hand tools, grinders and welding equipment, to name a few.  Also, spare wheel sets were present for replacement when needed.

Kit will include everything needed to build the structure, including detail castings.  It does not include wheel sets, scenery, flooring material, figures, vehicles, freight cars, glue, paint, trackwork and benchwork.

Note: The design and production of this product is the intellectual property of The TrainMaster, LLC.  Any attempt to commercially copy and/or reproduce this product in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of all applicable laws.

5 reviews for Kit #5 – RIP Track Services

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is the best craftsman kit I have ever made. The quality of the material was excellent. The instructions were thorough and easy to follow. Painting the detail items was occasionally challenging. But that is one of the things I enjoy most about model railroading.

    • :

      Thanks Alex! I agree on the detail items, but they really make the scene.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Received kit today. Did a quick inventory and looks like everything is there.
    Now for the kudos.
    What a great looking kit!
    I can’t wait to get started.

    • :

      Thanks Dennis! Send some pics when you’re done – we’ll post them in our user-submitted section.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Your kit arrived the other day in excellent condition, so an hour or so was spent reading the well written and detailed set of instructions. Your instructions, along with the photos, are very detailed oriented with excellent tips for modelers.

    • :

      Thanks Wayne. We work diligently at making our directions and templates the absolute best in the market. Be sure and check out the additional construction and finish pictures, plus a helpful video, on the website for this kit.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Very glad to see this kit on the market. We’ve needed something like this for a long time. The details are fantastic! Thanks.

    • :

      Thanks Cory! Send some pics when you are done. We love to post them in our user-submitted section of the website.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I am very excited about this new kit! When do you expect it to be available?

    • :

      Hi Dan, we are excited about this kit too! We are still in the pre-production stage, but it will be out later this spring. Stay tuned for updates. I will also post on our facebook page information about the kit release.

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