Railroad Model Craftsman May 2020


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Get Wreckedby Jeff Carlson — Using a discarded Atlas shell to model a wreck-damaged Santa Fe C30-7 as a removable scrap load for a TTX 89’ flatcar.

Pullman 5077 Boxcars: Part 2by James Kinkaid — When the American Rail Box Company was formed in 1974, they contracted with P-S for the construction of 1,000 Class XPF10 boxcars.

K-10’s Model Trainsby Dan Munson — Hobby shop owner Ken Kroschwitz has filled a warehouse with a large HO scale layout that encourages newcomers to the hobby.

The Polka Dot Dinerby George Dutka — This scratchbuilt mid-century diner is based on a colorful local prototype that sits down by the tracks in White River Jct., Vermont.

Lessons Learnedby Otto M. Vondrak — Have you ever wished for a “do-over” for your model railroad? See how a student club took advantage of just such an opportunity.


Company Photographer

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Perspectiveby Alan Mende

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by George Riley — Bachmann Trains On30 2-6-2T Trench Engine with DCC WOWSound review

Test Track • by George Riley — ITLA Scale Models Modular Industrial Wall System review

Test Track • by George Riley — Banta Model Works “American-style” Cabs for Trench Engines review

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