Railroad Model Craftsman October 2023


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Rio Grande Moffat Lineby Dan Munson — A beautiful HO scale layout with a focus on passenger operations through Denver.

4475 PS-2CD Covered Hopperby James Kinkaid — This Pullman-Standard variation featured an interesting design lacking a center sill.

Building Netcong Station in HOby William E. Botkin — Scratchbuilding a brick Lackawanna train station still in use by NJ Transit.

Foreign Power on Your Railroadby Jim Homoki — Foreign power adds color and variation to your model railroad operations.

Mini-Scenes for Your Layoutby David W. Messer — Adding small details as part of a larger scene help bring your layout to life.

Power on Boardby Keith Stamper — An introduction to on-board battery power for your model trains.


Boomer Trail • 2023 St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet/Otto M. Vondrak

Craftsman Workshop • Using an Affordable Laser for Modeling/Scott Thornton

Dealer Directory • Listing of recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Points • Building a Large Layout/Jason Shron

Editor’s Notebook • Commentary from your editor/Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Painting & Weathering • Weathered Warbonnet: 1970s Santa Fe F7A/Miles Callan

Perspective • Recruiting Operators/Alan Saatkamp, MMR

Rail Books • Delaware & Hudson Cabooses/review by Otto M. Vondrak

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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