Railroad Model Craftsman May 2023


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Lakehurst Industrial Parkby Ray O'Neill — A proto-freelanced HO scale switching layout inspired by Conrail operations in New Jersey.

Reading Class XMy 40-Ft. Boxcarby James Kinkaid — In 1947 Reading home-built 800 cars, and American Car & Foundry added another 500.

Build a 1950s Peanut Butter Factoryby Philip Dehne — WARNING: This detailed HO scale mid-century industry kitbash may contain nuts.

Rebuilt Santa Fe SF30C in HOby Sean Graham-White/em> — Santa Fe rebuilt 70 General Electric U36Cs to extend their life into the 1900s.

Scratchbuild a Loading Platformby Scott Meyer — Simple techniques to scratchbuild a wooden team track loading platform in an evening.

Modernize a VIA Rail Baggage Carby Tim Hayman — A Rapido Trains model is the base for this modern head-end power rebuild in HO scale.


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 Miles Callan

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — ClassOneModelWorks.com Thrall TWF10 Intermodal Well Car and 48-ft. Intermodal Containers product review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — English’s Model Railroad Supply Canadian Pacifific SD30C-ECO product review

Test Trackby Harry K. Wong — Eastern Seaboard Models Magor/PC&F XIH Insulated/Heated Boxcar product review

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