Railroad Model Craftsman June 2021


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Southern Pacific’s Shasta Routeby 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 Boxcarsby Bobb Losse, Sr. — This fleet of 50 boxcars built by Berwick in 1972 for Reading is just now retired.

Illinois Tech Club Expandsby Daniel Rappoport — Students model urban Chicago scenes on their newest Free-mo modules.

Build a Swing Gateby Bill Schopf — A fully-scenicked swing gate makes a sturdy and elegant entrance into the layout room.

Modeling Realistic Timber Tiesby Mike McGinley — Careful attention to color and texture will make your track look more realistic.

Gently Upgrade a Classic 0-4-0by Bill Gill — Replacing a few key details helps the appearance of a 30-year-old Mantua “Pony” 0-4-0.


Boomer Trail

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 Scott Williamson

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

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

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