Railroad Model Craftsman January 2021
Milwaukee Road on the Mississippi • by 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 Night • by 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 Operations • by 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 Flatcar • by 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 Weeks • by 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 Boxcars • by Chris Frissell — Modifying Rapido HO models to represent old Northern Pacific 40-foot wood boxcars assigned to company service in the 1970s and 1980s.
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Steve Jackobs
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Look Both Ways • by Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato
Painting & Weathering
Perspective • by Bruce White
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Bachmann Trains Siemens Mobility SC-44 Charger Locomotive product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains Rio Grande Ski Train Cars product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models PS3526/3600/4000 HT Coal Hoppers product review