Railroad Model Craftsman December 2023
Modeling Prototype Scenes • by Joe Green — Consider these simple concepts to create realistic scenes for your model railroad.
Baltimore & Ohio Canstock Boxcar • by James Kinkaid — These Pullman-Standard 50 ft. boxcars were designed for hauling tinplate coils.
Green Mountain Division • by Don Janes — This beautiful HO scale layout depicts scenes of New England railroading of the 1950s.
Hacks, Shacks, Cabins, and Crummies • by Tyler Whitcomb — Building a modern caboose fleet for the freelanced Tenino Western Railroad.
Model a Steam Era Cinder Pit in HO • by Robert Schleichher — Cinder pits were used to collect waste from steam engines as part of servicing.
Scratchbuilding Mom and Dad’s House • by Wayne Wesolowski — An easy scratchbuilding project to create a typical small mid-century home.
Safety Valve • Letters from our readers
Receiving Yard • New product reports and industry news/compiled — by Harry K. Wong
Test Track • In-depth reviews of new hobby products
Rail Books • Buffalo Creek Railroad, Vol. 1: 1868-1950 — review by Otto M. Vondrak
Craftsman Timetable • Listings of railroad-related events contributed by our readers
Perspective • Suspension of Disbelief — by Paul Boehlert
Craftsman Workshop • Leftovers Again! — by George Dutka
Collector Consist • Invasion of the Wide-Visions ! — by Tony Cook
Diverging Points • Playing With The Kids — by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
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