Railroad Model Craftsman June 2021
Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route • by Otis McGee — From Redding to Klamath Falls on a detailed HO scale layout designed by John Armstrong.
Boomer Trail Special: Amtrak’s 50th — We celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary with a special gallery of models submitted by our readers.
Reading XLL Boxcars • by Bobb Losse, Sr. — This fleet of 50 boxcars built by Berwick in 1972 for Reading is just now retired.
Illinois Tech Club Expands • by Daniel Rappoport — Students model urban Chicago scenes on their newest Free-mo modules.
Build a Swing Gate • by Bill Schopf — A fully-scenicked swing gate makes a sturdy and elegant entrance into the layout room.
Modeling Realistic Timber Ties • by Mike McGinley — Careful attention to color and texture will make your track look more realistic.
Gently Upgrade a Classic 0-4-0 • by Bill Gill — Replacing a few key details helps the appearance of a 30-year-old Mantua “Pony” 0-4-0.
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Painting & Weathering
Perspective • by Scott Williamson
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — InterMountain Railway General Electric Tier 4 GEVO ET44AC and ET44C4 with Angled Exhaust product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — American Limited Models GATC Postwar Welded Tank Cars product review