Railroad Model Craftsman March 2022


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Rochester Model Railroad Club’s Seneca Valley Linesby William T. Crocca — A detailed HO scale layout depicting the Lehigh Valley from Jersey City to Buffalo.

Missouri Pacific 65’ Thrall Gondolaby James Kinkaid — Built in the 1970s, these cars made their way into Union Pacifi c and Conrail service.

Modeling Slip Form Silos with Photo Printsby Craig Chandler — Use photo prints to create the realistic texture of slip form concrete grain silos.

Taking Out the Trashby Tyler Whitcomb — Garbage and other kinds of waste can be a source of traffic for your short line.

Easy Jersey Central Hopper Kitbashby Alan Mende — An Athearn “blue-box” kit is the basis for this kitbash of a CNJ coal hopper.

Build this OO Gauge Hopper Carby E.B. Hansbury, Jr. — From November 1936, scratchbuilding techniques were far different.


Branch Line on a Shelf

Boomer Trail Special: Cocoa Beach RPM

Collector Consist

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Perspectiveby David Richter and Scott Williamson

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Bachmann Trains’ Siemens Mobility ALC-42 Charger Locomotive product review

Test Track • by Gareth Bayer — ExactRail’s FMC 5327cf Plug Door Box Car product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Broadway Limited’s Union Pacifific UP-3 Class 4-12-2 Steam Locomotive product review


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