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Railroad Model Craftsman October 2020

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A Day on the Forest Park Southernby Bill Doll — Follow a freight train on the freelanced Forest Park Southern in the Appalachian Mountains.

Model a MOW Crew for Op Sessionsby Scott Thornton — A simple maintenance of way crew can help add variety to operating sessions.

Santa Fe Tower at Colton, Californiaby Nick Muff, M.D. — This tower was located at a busy junction along the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific.

Kitbash a Santa Fe Slug Set: Part 2by Craig Chandler — Finish modeling a rebuilt yard switcher and slug set in HO scale.

Weather a Backwoods Water Tankby Matthew Welsh — Create realistic weathering effects for a stone foundation and a rusty water tank.

Scratchbuild a Modern Brick Annexby Hunter Hughson — Simple steps for building modern mid-century brick industrial structures.

Dual-Gauge Freight Interchangeby Larry Burk — This simple freight interchange adds operational and visual interest to a small layout.


Collector Consist

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Schron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Perspectiveby Matt Posthumus

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby Robert J. Zenk — Rapido Trains Pullman-Standard Lightweight Diner Product Review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Jacksonville Terminal Company’s NSC 9-post Double Stack Intermodal Well Cars Product Review

Test Trackby George Riley — Bar Mills’ Babcock Boiler Works Product Review