Railroad Model Craftsman September 2023


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Pennsylvania RR South Bend Branchby Tim Nicholson — An HO scale proto-freelanced Pennsy branch line shelf layout designed for photography.

Chicago Great Western 60’ Boxcarby James Kinkaid — These Pullman-Standard boxcars featured a unique “interim” end not often modeled.

Pixels Before Plywoodby Nick Ozorak — Using a train simulator program can help you build and test successful layout designs.

Upgrading an Icken New Haven EY-3by 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 Hopperby Marc Simpson — Techniques for improving a modern-era resin freight car kit in HO scale.

Louisville & Nashville Baggage Car in Nby 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

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