Railroad Model Craftsman January 2023
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 Hopper • by James Kinkaid — EL ordered 25 covered gondolas from Ortner in 1967 to serve the steel industry.
Remembering W. Allen McClelland • by Mike Brestel — The builder of the Virginian & Ohio was known for his many contributions to the hobby.
New York Central Tugboat Kitbash • by V. S. Roseman — Transforming a Walthers HO kit into a detailed workhorse of New York Harbor.
Model Two Railroad Flatbed Trucks • by Hunter Hughson — Modifying an Athearn model to represent a typical 1970s-1980s railroad work truck.
Southern Pacific Tunnel Motor Upgrade • by Don Loffelman — Upgrading details and lighting on an older InterMountain N scale EMD SD40T-2.
Branch Line on a Shelf
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Painting & Weathering
Perspective • by Brooks Stover
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by 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