Railroad Model Craftsman June 2023


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Rock Island Mid-Continent Route • by Mike Armstrong — This HO scale Rock Island layout will be on the NMRA convention tour this summer.

Calcium Carbide Container Flats • by James Kinkaid — These early piggyback cars were rebuilt to haul calcium carbide containers.

Finnuken’s Pharmacy • by Bill Gill — Take a damaged resin kit and turn it into a detailed pharmacy storefront with a new interior.

Build a 60’ Wood Chip Hopper in O • by Bill Yancey — Using easy-to-master techniques to build modern freight cars from styrene.

Model a Modern Wheat Harvest • by Craig Chandler — Using faux fur as the base to make a convincing Kansas wheat field in HO scale.

Build a Detailed Micro Layout in HO • by Ken Hutnik — No room? No problem. Ken Hutnik built an 8x10” HO scale layout centered around a barn.


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Rail Books • Book news and reviews



Boomer Trail

Craftsman Workshop

Collector Consist

Diverging Points • by Jason Shron

Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak



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