Railroad Model Craftsman September 2022


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Let’s Run Trains!by James EuDaly — It’s 1949 on the author’s O scale Chesapeake & Ohio centered around Hinton, W.Va.

Pullman-Standard 40’ MDT Reeferby James Kinkaid — In 1960, Merchants Despatch ordered 40’ insulated boxcars from Pullman-Standard.

Bachmann 2-8-0 to CNJ Camelbackby Alan Mende — Transforming Bachmann’s 2-8-0 into a credible model of a Jersey Central C-39 camelback.

Easy Removable Lumber Loadsby Randy Watts — Perfect for operating sessions, freight cars stay on the rails while loads are removed.

Junk Box Hero: CN Rebuilt Boxcarby Will Lawrence — 1990s Railbox boxcars rebuilt and relettered for Canadian National in HO scale.

Capturing the Trackside Perspectiveby Lance Mindheim — Simple ideas and techniques to capture the excitement of being trackside on your layout.


Collector Consist

Craftsman Timetable

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby David W. Richter

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by George Riley — Broadway Limited EMC E1 and EA Locomotives product review

Test Track • by Gareth Bayer — American Limited Models Trinity 3281-cu.-ft. 2-bay Covered Hopper product review

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Rapido Trains Evans X72/X72A Boxcars product review

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