Railroad Model Craftsman January 2020


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Lake Erie & Southernby Dan Munson — Ron Copher’s freelanced layout hosts freight and passenger operations of the 1960s.

SCL 40’ Roof Hatch Boxcars: Part 2by James Kinkaid — Seaboard Coast Line ordered an additional batch of 400 roof-hatch boxcars in 1967.

Easy and Effective Foreground Treesby Pierre Oliver — Create your own convincing foreground trees using plastic armatures as a base.

Building a Resin Freight Car Kitby Eric Hansmann — Tackle your first resin car kit by breaking down the steps and enjoying the process.

An Operating Engine Terminalby Rick de Candido — Prototype wartime engine terminal operations on the New York Central in HO.

Freelanced Tower for East Buffaloby Steve Lasher — Using off-the-shelf kits and details to capture the “flavor” of a New York Central tower.


Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Tom Burg

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Tom Burg — Rapido Trains’ MLW RS-18 reviews

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