Railroad Model Craftsman March 2020


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John Russell’s Rock Island Lineby Dan Munson — After running on the same territory for more than 40 years, John Russell decided to model the Rock Island’s transition period in O scale.

Baggage and Express Ops: Part 2by V.S. Roseman — A variety of baggage and express operations can be added to your model railroad, from fast mail trains to local set-offs and interchange.

Scratchbuild Howland Jct. Stationby Peter Reisiger — Scratchbuild an O scale model of this country station once located at the terminus of the former Irondale, Bancroft & Ottawa Railway.

Backdating a Digital Backdropby Bill Gill — Using digital image editing software to create a realistic photo backdrop of an actual scene lost to progress and nature more than 50 years ago.

Pennsylvania B60b Baggage Carby Trevor Marshall — Transforming a nearly forgotten S scale brass model into one of Pennsy’s ubiquitous steel heavyweight baggage cars.


Collector Consist

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

Perspectiveby William E. Botkin

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track — Product reviews

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