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Railroad Model Craftsman August 2022


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Mineral & Southfork Railwayby Dan Munson — This freelanced O scale narrow gauge layout is inspired by the mining history of Alaska.

Evans Side Sliderby James Kinkaid — Favored by short lines, these innovative cars were replaced by centerbeam fl ats.

Model a Highway Overhead Bridgeby Dave Abeles — Using various kits to replicate a typical NYSDOT highway crossing of the 1990s.

DCC Sound Upgrade for Brass Steamby Jeff Johnston — Upgrading old brass imports with improved DCC sound and keep-alive circuits.

Build a Roarin’ Elgin Elevated Shantyby Wayne Wesolowski — This Chicago, Aurora & Elgin prototype was typical of trackside installations.

Island Inspiration: Canadian National 70-tonner and Caboose in HOby James Hilton — Inspired by a vintage photo of a bygone scene of railroading on Prince Edward Island.


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Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Trevor Marshall

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

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Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Bowser Manufacturing “Executive Line” Alco RS-3 product review

Test Track • by Gareth Bayer — ScaleTrains “Rivet Counter” Gunderson Multi-Max Autorack product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Cornerstone Prefabricated Metal Structure Kits product review


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