Railroad Model Craftsman August 2021


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Rush Hour at St. Martinsby Tim Nicholson — An Australian modeler recreates exciting Pennsylvania Railroad (and SEPTA) electric action on a shelf layout built in a spare bedroom.

SP&S 40-foot Box Carby James Kinkaid — Spokane, Portland & Seattle turned to parent Northern Pacific for a fleet of 40-foot boxcars to handle the postwar lumber traffic boom.

Detail and Upgrade a Conrail NW2by Scott Lupia — A Walthers HO scale NW2 becomes the basis for this detailing project depicting a Conrail switcher as it would have appeared in the 1980s.

Model a Beehive Sawdust Burnerby Patrick Lawson — Before it could be turned into energy or useable products, wood waste like sawdust and debris was burned in these unique structures.

Visible Staging to Improve Operationsby Jim Hertzog — The Lehigh & New England comes alive in a previously hidden staging yard, maximizing operations on the author’s Reading Shamokin Division.

Build a Gallows Turntable in S Scaleby Dale Smith — Model this classic 19th century turntable design with simple wood parts and a “lazy Susan” bearing for easy manual operation.


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Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Perspectiveby author

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

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Safety Valve

Test Trackby Robert J. Zenk — Rapido Trains’ Canadian Pacific "The Canadian” Passenger Train product review

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Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Postwar Prefab “Cracker Box” House Kit product review

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