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Railroad Model Craftsman June 2020


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Building and Detailing a City Sceneby Jim Sacco — This contest-winning diorama packs in tremendous detail in just four square inches.

Pullman 5077 Boxcars: Part 3by James Kinkaid — This second series built for Railbox included cars for other roads as well.

John Schindler’s St. Louis Junctionby Dan Munson — This HO scale freelanced layout is based on modern St. Louis railroads and operations.

Lehigh Valley Caboose Kitbashby Aaron Dickson — A common Life-Like model is transformed into a detailed Lehigh Valley caboose.

Let There Be (LED) Lightby Joseph Kreiss — - Inexpensive LED tape lights provide consistent and even lighting for your layout.


Collector Consist

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Bob Dietrich

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Don Heimburger

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains HO Scale Alco RS-11 Product Review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Thrall/Trinity 42’ Coil Steel Car Product Review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Woodland Scenics Lighted Billboards Product Review

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