Railroad Model Craftsman January 2021


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Milwaukee Road on the Mississippiby Al Lesky — This HO scale model railroad is based on the same Milwaukee Road territory where the author started his career as a freight clerk.

N Scale Newsstand in One Nightby Doug Nelson — The corner newsstand was once a fixture of cities and towns across the country, and still an important detail to add to your model railroad.

Red Flags for Realistic Operationsby Joseph Kreiss — Red flags do more than just indicate the rear of your train: they add an important dimension of realistic operations to your layout.

Pennsylvania Railroad F43 Flatcarby James Kinkaid — In 1958 Pennsylvania Railroad assembled six 140-ton capacity cast steel depressed center flatcars at its Sam Rae shops near Altoona, Pa.

Five Grain Elevators in Five Weeksby Mike Rose — Five unique grain elevator facilities were kitbashed to help fill out the scenes on the author’s HO scale layout set in eastern Pennsylvania.

Late-Life NP Wood Boxcarsby Chris Frissell — Modifying Rapido HO models to represent old Northern Pacific 40-foot wood boxcars assigned to company service in the 1970s and 1980s.


Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Dremel Kitbashing Awardby Steve Jackobs

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Bruce White

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Bachmann Trains Siemens Mobility SC-44 Charger Locomotive product review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains Rio Grande Ski Train Cars product review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models PS3526/3600/4000 HT Coal Hoppers product review

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