Railroad Model Craftsman September 2020


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Echoes of the Past: Onondaga Cut-offby Dave Abeles — New York Central heritage is strong on this proto-freelanced HO scale Conrail layout.

Santa Fe/UP Depot at Colton, Calif.by Nick Muff, M.D. — This compact California depot was built to serve both Santa Fe and Union Pacific.

Kitbash a Santa Fe Slug Set: Part 1by Craig Chandler — Modeling a yard switcher and slug set in HO scale, starting with an Athearn GP7.

Scratchbuilt Enginehouse in HOby Jeff Johnston — Blueprints and a handful of parts come together in a fun and functional project.

Setting Up for Operationsby Tyler Whitcomb — A few simple steps will help prepare your model railroad for realistic operations.


Boomer Trail

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Bob Whetham

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ScaleTrains.com “Rivet Counter” EMD SD45 Locomotive Product Review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Kato N Scale Canadian National “Transcontinental” Passenger Train Product Review

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