Railroad Model Craftsman September 2023
Pennsylvania RR South Bend Branch • by Tim Nicholson — An HO scale proto-freelanced Pennsy branch line shelf layout designed for photography.
Chicago Great Western 60’ Boxcar • by James Kinkaid — These Pullman-Standard boxcars featured a unique “interim” end not often modeled.
Pixels Before Plywood • by Nick Ozorak — Using a train simulator program can help you build and test successful layout designs.
Upgrading an Icken New Haven EY-3 • by Tom Piccirillo, MMR — Enhancing a 1938 O scale New Haven EY-3 motor to fi t in with today’s models.
Canadian Pacifi c 4-Hatch Tank Hopper • by Marc Simpson — Techniques for improving a modern-era resin freight car kit in HO scale.
Louisville & Nashville Baggage Car in N • by Doug Nelson — Modeling a foreign road head-end car that could appear on through passenger trains.
Branch Line on a Shelf • Modeling the Rock River Crossing/Scott Thornton
Collector Consist • Athearn Steam Locomotives of the 1960s/Tony Cook
Dealer Directory • Listing of recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • Industry Update/Jason Shron
Editor’s Notebook • Commentary from your editor/Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Perspective • One-Town Layouts/Scott Williamson
Rail Books • Southern Pacific in San Francisco/review by Harry K. Wong
Receiving Yard • New product reports and industry news/compiled by Harry K. Wong
Safety Valve • Letters from our readers
Test Track • In-depth reviews of new hobby products
Timetable • Listings of railroad-related events contributed by our readers