Railroad Model Craftsman September 2021

$ 6.99

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CP Rail in Vermont (in a Basement)by Neil Schofield — Inspired by a 1980 article in Railfan & Railroad, this realistic HO scale layout captures the colorful Canadian Pacific in Vermont.

Atlantic Coast Line W-4 Pulpwood Carby James Kinkaid — Scale drawings of bulkhead flatcars designed by Atlantic Coast Line for hauling pulpwood, later adapted for packaged lumber.

Pulpwood Cars, Loads, and Stacksby Bill Gill — Bring pulpwood traffic to your layout with these simple projects to model dedicated freight cars as well as realistic loads and stacks.

Barge Operations on Your Layoutby Tyler Whitcomb — Add a new dimension of operation and modeling with a seaside barge transfer to send your trains “beyond the layout.”

New York Central Tugboat No. 31by James Rose — Scale drawings of a steam-powered tugboat, part of a large marine fleet maintained by New York Central to serve New York Harbor.

Minivan Adventures on the Onondaga Cutoffby Dave Abeles — It’s 1994, and we’re railfanning Conrail action in upstate New York in the family minivan!


Collector Consist

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Justin Franz

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — WalthersProto EMD FP7 Locomotive product review

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Rapido Trains EMD SW1200 Switcher product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Berkshire Valley Models Wagons and Draught Horses product review