Railroad Model Craftsman October 2022


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Welcome to Cass Countyby Tom Johnson — Grain, feed, and fertilizer are the lifelines of this 1970s northern Indiana short line.

ACF Hitch Hiker Flatcar: Part 1by Mike Panza — This pioneering 1950s design allowed Trailer Train to haul two 40-foot trailers on one car.

Yakima Valley Traction Steeplecabby Bob Belt — Commercial parts and Stanton drives combined to create a unique HO electric freight motor.

Scratchbuild a Boxcar Shedby Bob Bennett — Old retired boxcars were often repurposed as storage sheds in railroad yards.

Central Vermont Mail & Express Carby Don James — A Bethlehem Car Works kit is the basis for this distinctive heavyweight passenger car.


Boomer Trail: St. Louis RPM

Craftsman Timetable

Craftsman Workshop

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Andrew Castle

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains GMDD F59PH and Bilevel Coach product review

Test Track • by Gareth Bayer — Aurora Miniatures 45-foot High-Cube Intermodal Container product review

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