Railroad Model Craftsman August 2021
Rush Hour at St. Martins • by 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 Car • by 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 NW2 • by 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 Burner • by 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 Operations • by 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 Scale • by Dale Smith — Model this classic 19th century turntable design with simple wood parts and a “lazy Susan” bearing for easy manual operation.
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Perspective • by author
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by Robert J. Zenk — Rapido Trains’ Canadian Pacific "The Canadian” Passenger Train product review
Test Track • by George Riley — Broadway Limited Santa Fe 4000 Class Mikado product review
Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Postwar Prefab “Cracker Box” House Kit product review