Railroad Model Craftsman November 2021


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Southern Alberta Railby Grant Eastman — This modern freelanced N scale layout features the dramatic crossing of Crowsnest Pass in Alberta and British Columbia.

Canadian Pacific Enclosed Water Tankby Patrick Lawson — These unusual octagon enclosed water tanks could be found across the Canadian Pacific system to safeguard against cold.

Model a Modern Buffer Carby M.R. Snell/em> — Retired covered hoppers find a second career in company service helping buffer locomotive crews from chemical unit trains.

The Story of Two Guadalupe Mikadosby Brian Moore — Using photographs to deduce the typical operations of two specific Mikado steam engines in service on Southern Pacific’s Coast Line.

Building Millbrae Depot in N Scaleby J.R. Boye — Dusting off old plans to build a model of a distinctive wooden depot along Southern Pacific’s Peninsula suburban commute district.

A Fleet of 1870s Boxcars from One Kitby Joshua Bernhard — Building accurate freight cars for 1870s railroading can be a fun challenge using craftsman kits and historic photos for reference.


Company Photographer

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Andrew Castle

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

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