Railroad Model Craftsman April 2022


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The Lost Dutchman Linesby W. David Doiron — This large HO scale layout built for operations combines prototype elements of the Southern Pacific in Arizona with a freelanced short line.

Scratchbuild a Yard Shanty in Oby Wayne Slaughter — With dimensions estimated from available photographs, this structure is based on a Boston & Maine prototype at Mechanicville, N.Y.

Modeling Illecillewaet Damby Patrick Lawson — This HO scale model is based on an actual hydroelectric dam that once served the area around Revelstoke in British Columbia.

Burlington Northern Trough Trainby Doug Geiger — Made from detailed 3D-printed components, this unique prototype served in dedicated coal service on Burlington Northern in the 1990s.

Operations on the Yosemite Valleyby Jack Burgess — It’s August 1939, and this California short line has trains to move based on actual period timetables, using “fast clocks” and switch lists.


Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Delaware & Hudson Chop-Nose Alco RS-3 in S Scale Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Robert Frascella

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Don Heimburger

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

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Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Athearn Genesis 2.0 General Electric Dash9-44CWL Locomotive product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Spring Mills Depot DODX Heavy-Duty Flatcars and CONEX Containers product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — PECO Code 70 Turnouts and Transition Track product review


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