Railroad Model Craftsman November 2020


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59th and Rustby Raymond O’Neill — This HO scale switching layout packs in New York-style detail and operation.

Canadian Pacific Jordan Spreaderby Andrew Castle — Kitbash a Walthers ready-to-run Jordan spreader into a model of a CP workhorse.

Modeling an Abandoned Railroadby Jerry Lauchle, MMR — Replicate the textures and details of abandoned railways and structures.

Kitbash and Detail a Country Storeby Tom Johnson — Ramshackle stores like these can be found in rural communities across the country.

Model a Realistic Vacant Lotby George Riley — Follow these nine easy steps to create a vacant city lot with trash and vegetation.

How to Bend and Shape Styreneby Wayne Wesolowski — Easy methods to create your own complex shapes and curves from styrene.


Company Photographer

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 Scott Williamson and Dave Richter

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — WalthersProto Preamble Express EMD E9A Locomotive Product Review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong MNR Finely Scaled Coniferous and Deciduous Trees Product Review

Test Track • by George Riley Rapido Trains USRA Double-Sheathed 40-foot Boxcar Product Review

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