Railroad Model Craftsman December 2021


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Diesel Variety at Arlington Yardby Marc Pitanza — This detailed micro-layout depicts B&O’s busy diesel terminal on Staten Island in HO.

Christmas Trees Shipped by Railby Craig Wilson — Before it was dressed with tinsel in your living room, Christmas trees were moved by rail.

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Caboosesby Chris Lane — Scale drawings of three types of Rio Grande narrow gauge cabooses in O scale.

Convert a Rapido RS-18 into an RS-10by Don Janes — This kitbash brings out the subtle details of Canadian Pacific’s MLW RS-10 diesels.

Scratchbuild a Phoenix Log Haulerby Dave Hole — These steam tractors could once be found in logging operations across the country.

Realistic and Reversible Tie Loadsby Chip Syme — Simulate the delivery of inbound green timbers turned into outbound creosoted railroad ties.

Introduction to Trolleys and Tractionby Tom Piccirillo — A look at fascinating world of traction, including passenger, freight, and work cars.


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 Scott Williamson

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models Greenville 86-foot High-Cube Double Plug Door Boxcars product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Kato USA Steeple Cab Electric Locomotive product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Woodland Scenics Stewart’s Hobby Shop product review

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