Railroad Model Craftsman May 2022


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Louisville & Nashville in HO Scaleby Jeff Kuebler — Inspired by coal-hauling operations in Eastern Kentucky, this HO scale Louisville & Nashville layout is part of the 2022 St. Louis NMRA convention.

Halliburton Airjet Carby James Kinkaid — This unusual arrangement of tanks mounted to a fl atcar was developed for Halliburton to transport powdered clay for drilling.

A More Colorful Pastby Chris Adams — Online programs using artificial intelligence can be used to colorize old black-andwhite photos that can be used as layout backdrops.

L&N Depot at Stevenson, Alabamaby Wayne Wesolowski — Built to replace an earlier depot that burned in the Civil War, this sturdy brick structure makes a great scratchbuilding project.

Solving S Scale’s Identity Problemby Jim Martin — While you might only know of tinplate American Flyer, the world of S scale model railroading is broader and more diverse than you think.

Detailing an Athearn Rock Island 85’ Flatcarby Jeff Carlson — Simple modifi cations and details make this older Athearn flatcar model stand out.


Branch Line on a Shelf

Company Photographer

Craftsman Timetable

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Scott “Kid” Williamson and David “Kid” Richter

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Athearn Genesis 2.0 Canadian Pacifific SD70ACU product review

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Pennsylvania Railroad X31A Boxcar from Rapido Trains product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Cornerstone Modern Sectional House product review

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