Railroad Model Craftsman May 2021


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Mid-Century on the Boston & Albanyby Chuck Oraftik — This New York Central route over the Berkshire Mountains was host to a variety of heavy steam and diesel power in the 1950s.

Harmon Coal Dockby Victor Hand — Scaling out to more than eight feet long in HO scale, this massive facility once fed New York Central’s mighty steam fleet at Harmon, N.Y.

Build an Amtrak Pacific Parlour Carby Jacob Klatt — These former Santa Fe Hi-Level lounges were rebuilt in the 1990s for exclusive use on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight service, and retired in 2018.

High-Speed Action on the Old Line Corridorby Steve Lee — This compact N scale layout evokes the drama of modern passenger railroading on Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor.

Adding Passenger Trains to a Short Lineby Tyler Whitcomb — From inspection trips to regular weekend excursions, you can easily add passenger trains to your layout.


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 Steve Barry

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains Amtrak Horizon Passenger Cars product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Deerfifield River Laser S.S. Venture Tramp Steamer product review

Test Track • by Joseph Altnether — Atlas All-Scales Signal System product review

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