Railroad Model Craftsman December 2020


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Wires Over the New Havenby Rick Abramson — Intense New Haven electric operations around Bridgeport, Conn., in HO scale.

Model a Jersey Central Express Boxcarby Alan Mende — This modifi ed 40-foot boxcar is designed to operate in passenger consists.

Realistic Asphalt Crossingsby Shawn Branstetter — Create a realistic rural railroad crossing paved with asphalt and timbers.

Kitbash a Modern Log Train in Nby Tyler Whitcomb — Simple techniques to create modern log-hauling freight cars and loads.

Quick and Easy Log Car Conversionby Phil Holden — A Tichy tank car underframe is the base for our simple HO scale log bunk car kitbash.

Model Portable Carbide Work Lightsby Wayne Wesolowski — Carbide lights were once very common, and make a great detail for work sites.

Scratchbuilt Hardware Store in Sby Dale Smith — Commercial detail parts make construction a breeze on this freelanced structure.

Bethlehem 2622 Hopper Carby James Kinkaid — Originally built for Chesapeake & Ohio, as well as several other Eastern railroads.


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 Justin Franz

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Trainline WiFlyer Express Train Set Product Review

Test Track • by Gareth Bayer — Exact Rail Trenton Works 67-foot 11-inch Bulkhead Flat Car Product Review

Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Small Wood Coaling Station Product Review

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