Railroad Model Craftsman March 2021


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Katy’s St. Louis Subby Dan Munson — Bret Overholtzer has recreated the operations-heavy Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway route across the state of Missouri in N scale.

Tilt-Board Signal at Willimanticby Seth Neumann and Jim Providenza — Dating back to the earliest days of railroading, this unique style of signal protected the crossing of Central Vermont and New Haven at Willimantic, Conn.

Building FW Tower in S Scaleby Gaylord Gill — This concrete block tower once controlled the crossing of Erie Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, and Buffalo Creek Railroad in Buffalo, N.Y.

From Wyandotte Siding to Guadalupe Yardby Brian Moore — What are the chances of two Southern Pacific modelers in the United Kingdom making a connection without ever meeting?

Kitbash a Soo Line Decapodby Shawn Brecher — A Bachmann Decapod is the base for this HO scale kitbash that brings out the familiar details of Soo Line 2-10-0 No. 950.


Collector Consist

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby David W. Richter

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ScaleTrains.com Rivet Counter General Electric CSX Pride In Service ES44AH GEVO Locomotives product review

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Yarmouth Model Works Rio Grande PSC Steel Boxcar Kits product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido ACF PD3500 Flexi-Flo Covered Hopper product review

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