Railroad Model Craftsman November 2022


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Buffalo Creek & Gauley: Summer of ‘64by Brooks Stover, MMR — We head trackside to an iconic Appalachian short line modeled in S scale.

ACF Hitch Hiker Flatcar: Part 2by Jim Panza — Looking at later owners and retirement of the pioneering ACF Hitch Hiker intermodal flatcars.

Build a Crude Oil Loading Platformby Jerry Lauchle, MMR — This compact HO scale model makes for a great trackside industry.

Rapido SW1200 “Keep Alive” Installby Richard T. Deuso — Installing a capacitor circuit into the tight confines of an SW1200, step by step.

Four Urban Structures from One Kitby Ken Hamilton — The classic DPM M.T. Arms Hotel kit is transformed into a detailed urban block scene.

Building Signals for the Lackawannaby William E. Botkin — Scratchbuilding wayside signals found along the Lackawanna main line in HO.


Branch Line on a Shelf

Company Photographer

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Robert Zenk

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains Alco PA/PB Locomotives product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models Gunderson 50’6” 6089cf High Cube Boxcar product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ExactRail Magor 4948 “Big John” Covered Hoppers product review


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