Railroad Model Craftsman April 2020


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John Peluso’s Frisco LineDan Munson — Inspired by childhood memories of the Frisco Lines around St. Louis, John Peluso’s double-deck HO scale railroad is built for operation.

Pullman 5077 Boxcars: Part 1James Kinkaid — From 1972 through 1979 Pullman-Standard produced 4,301 boxcars with 5,077 cu.ft. capacity. The first 500 were ordered by Penn Central.

Brill Trolley KitbashAlan Mende — A common Bachmann Brill trolley body was the basis for creating a kitbash replica of Hummelstown & Campbellstown Street Railway no. 3.

Modeling a Coal SiloBill Gill — Tall wooden silos for small-town coal dealers like this one could be found across the country in the second half of the 20th century.


Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Mike Hauk

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Lance Mindheim

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track:

  • Athearn Genesis EMD SD90MAC-H Phase II review – by Harry K. Wong
  • American Cottages from Woodland Scenics review – George Riley
  • Utica Feed & Milling and Yard Bunkhouse by The TrainMaster review – by George Riley

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