Railroad Model Craftsman July 2023
Michigan Interstate Railroad • by Dan Munson — Greg McComas' HO scale layout delivers immersive operations in a limited space.
Union Tank Line X-3 Tank Cars • by Steven Hile — An overview of early X-3 tank cars, including scale drawings by James Kinkaid.
Co-op Feed Elevator Kitbash in HO • by Tom Johnson — Transforming common structure kits into a unique agricultural trackside industry.
Kitbash a Rio Grande Steam Generator • by Luke Lemmens — A Proto2000 Alco PA B-unit is the base for a kitbashed steam generator car in HO.
Recessed, Light-up Turnout Controls • by Jim Heidt — Bi-color LEDs housed in up-cycled lipstick tubes for easy turnout control during nighttime ops.
Model a Modern CN Transfer “Van” • by Will Lawrence — Updating a resin craftsman kit to represent a modern Canadian National caboose.
Tauern Railway Tunnel Portal • by Ross Pollard — Expert techniques to cast and carve plaster to make a unique masonry tunnel portal.
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Painting & Weathering
Perspective • by Bill Gill
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by George Riley — Broadway Limited Paragon4 Hybrid Texas & Pacific I-1a 2-10-4 product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Tangent Scale Models General American 4500cf Covered Hopper product review
Test Track • by George Riley — Bollinger Edgerly Scale Trains Miners Union Hall Kitproduct review