Railroad Model Craftsman August 2023


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Texas Northern Model Railroad Clubby Dan Munson — Long main line runs are balanced with local switching on this HO scale club layout.

Detailing a DL&W Scale Test Carby William E. Botkin — A one-evening project to add fine details to an unusual company service car in HO.

Pullman-Standard 60’ Boxcarby James Kinkaid — Boxcars for breakfast cereal (and sometimes steel and paper products, too)

Scratchbuild a Gambrel Roof Barnby Patrick Lawson — Cut your own scale lumber to make a convincing model of this rural structure.

Backdating Los Angeles Junctionby Lance Mindheim — Inspired by the prototype, this compact shelf layout was backdated to the 1960s.

Overhead Illusionsby Trevor Marshall — A workable, reversible compromise for an operating traction layout.


Boomer Trail • SPECIAL: 2023 Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet

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Craftsman Timetable

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Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Alex Strauss

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

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Test Track • In-depth reviews of new hobby products

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