Railroad Model Craftsman April 2023


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Generations at Cass, West Virginiaby Steve Barry — In the heart of West Virginia, the whistles of geared steam still echo through Cass.

Mill Gap on the C&O Ryder Subby Joe Green — A creative mixing of elements supports a fun and detailed HO switching layout based on Cass.

Prototype Modeling Cass, W.Va.by Steve Funsten — Scratchbuilding Cass’ unique structures was part of the appeal of this diorama.

Cass Comparisonby Otto M. Vondrak — Two approaches to modeling the same locale, decades apart, in HO scale.

Haussler’s Covers of the 1940sby Lynne Oakes — William E.C. Haussler’s creative portraits graced our covers in the early 1940s.

Planning Niagara Traction in Sby Trevor Marshall — - Recreating the electrified Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto in S scale.

Model Illinois Central 40-ft. Boxcarsby Tim Alund — Modeling 40 years of variations on IC boxcars using HO scale kits from InterMountain Railway.

Animate a Train Order Semaphoreby Jon E. Schmidt — - Using easily sourced materials to make your semaphore move just like the real thing.


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 Scott Williamson

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ScaleTrains ‘Rivet Counter’ EMD SD38-2 product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — ROKA Models Whitehead & Kales Safe-Pak Auto Carrier product review

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models Brass General American 6,000-Gallon Three-Compartment Tank Car product review

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