Railroad Model Craftsman June 2019


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Utah Colorado Westernby Lee Nicholas — Inspired by Southern Pacific, Rio Grande, and Utah Railway, this Western-themed HO-scale bridge route is designed for operations.

Baja Tour Bus in O Scaleby Gary Beatty — By adding some colorful decoration and some scratchbuilt details, you can create an interesting vehicle to serve your vacationing tourists.

Build an LCC-based Interlockingby Bret Overholtzer — We unleash the new Layout Command Control protocol to quickly and easily control a complex interlocking junction.

Hook-and-Loop Fasteners for Your Backdropsby Joseph Kriess — Spoiler alert: It’s Velcro®.

“Electrify” a Southern Pacific Dieselby Trevor Marshall — A classic Walthers SW1 is rebuilt with an upgraded drivetrain, DCC and sound, and details for working in trolley territory.


Collector Consist

Craftsman Timetable

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Ross Dando

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Perspectiveby Karl Zimmermann

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Scratchbuilder's Workshop • by Bob Walker

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ScaleTrains.com's EMD SD40T-2 "Tunnel Motor" Locomotive review

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