Railroad Model Craftsman April 2021


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August 1939 on the Yosemite Valleyby Jack Burgess — A classic California short line comes to life, thanks to more than 40 years of prototype research and modeling.

Pullman-Standard 2929 Covered Hopperby James Kinkaid — Favored by southern lines, these cars were designed to carry fertilizer and phosphate.

A Modern Commodity: Ethanol by Railby Clifton Linton — From farmer’s field to fuel depot, you can easily add any aspect of modern ethanol production to your model railroad.

Kitbash a Texas Mexican Geepby David J. Rodriguez — Part of a fleet of EMD switchers that included seating space in the short hood for the union-mandated five-man crew.

Build New Stations from Classic Kitsby George Dutka — Classic kits from AHM and Atlas provide the base for detailed train station scenes that can fit a variety of eras and locales.

Hand-Lay and Detail a P48 Turnoutby Shawn Branstetter — Track is a model, too, and what better way to showcase your efforts than an O scale turnout built to Proto48 standards?


Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Dremel Kitbashing Awardby Thomas Maupin

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby John Brahaney

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby George Riley — Chesapeake & Ohio L-1 Streamlined Hudson from Broadway Limited product review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains' 53-foot Hyundai Insulated Domestic Intermodal Containers product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ScaleTrains.com P-S/Trinity Backpacker 5-unit Intermodal Well Car product review

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