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Railroad Model Craftsman October 2021

$ 6.99

Edition

Features:

Oregon Short Line in N Scaleby Dean Ferris — Great Northern and Northern Pacific team up to haul heavy traffic over a proto-freelanced joint line through Eastern Oregon in 1969.

Kansas City Southern Pulpwood Carsby James Kinkaid — Built by Pullman-Standard between 1967 and 1968, these unique cars were later adapted to haul timber and coiled wire.

Belt Railway of Chicago Alco C-424by Marc Simpson — Built to haul heavy transfer runs, these former Belt Railway of Chicago units made their way north to Canada’s Hudson Bay Railway in 1999.

M&StL Iowa Branch Operationsby Clark Propst — Based on the prototype Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Story City Branch, we follow a local crew switching this Iowa branch line.

Boomer Trail Special: St. Louis RPMby Dan Munson — After a year’s hiatus, the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers meet returned with record attendance for visitors and exhibitors alike.

Make a Flashing EOTby Scott Thornton — The flashing End of Train (EOT) device is a common sight on modern freight trains across America—here’s how to make your own.

Departments:

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 and David Richter

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Athearn Genesis EMD GP18 Locomotive product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains’ GM 'New Look' Transit Buses product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars product review