Railroad Model Craftsman January 2023


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The HO Scale Splitrock Mining Co.by Thomas Gasior, MMR — An Alco-powered tribute to iron ore railroading in northern Minnesota in HO.

Erie Lackawanna Covered Hopperby James Kinkaid — EL ordered 25 covered gondolas from Ortner in 1967 to serve the steel industry.

Remembering W. Allen McClellandby Mike Brestel — The builder of the Virginian & Ohio was known for his many contributions to the hobby.

New York Central Tugboat Kitbashby V. S. Roseman — Transforming a Walthers HO kit into a detailed workhorse of New York Harbor.

Model Two Railroad Flatbed Trucksby Hunter Hughson — Modifying an Athearn model to represent a typical 1970s-1980s railroad work truck.

Southern Pacific Tunnel Motor Upgradeby Don Loffelman — Upgrading details and lighting on an older InterMountain N scale EMD SD40T-2.


Branch Line on a Shelf

Craftsman Timetable

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering

Perspectiveby Brooks Stover

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Athearn Genesis 2.0 Southern Pacifific Dash 9-44CW Locomotive product review

Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Rapido Trains NSC Barrel Ore Hoppers product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Berkshire Valley Lunch Shack product review

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