Railroad Model Craftsman February 2024
The HO Scale Galeton & Chestnut Lake • by JERRY LAUCHLE — This freelanced HO layout recalls coal and lumber hauling in central Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Railroad X-54 Boxcar• by JAMES KINKAID — Built at Sam Rea Shops, these 40’ plug door boxcars served into the Conrail era.
Dummy Third Rail for Modern Transit • by MATT BOUCHER — Easy techniques to model an important detail for modern urban transit scenes.
Improved End Details for Covered Hoppers • by DON JANES — Etched brass and nickel silver parts improve the look of these Canadian covered hoppers.
A Simple Operator’s Control Box • by MICHAEL HAUK — Recreating simple controls to remotely set train order signals along the line.
‘Oil Can’ Sides • by BILL YANCEY, MMR — Using styrene strips to simulate warping caused by welding sheet steel.
Kitbash a Central Vermont 2-8-0 • by ARLO CAMPBELL — A Bachmann Consolidation is the base for this detailed steam loco kitbash in HO.
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
Railbooks — Nebraska Central Railroad: Pride of the Prairies/Harry K. Wong
Craftsman Timetable — Listings of railroad-related events contributed by our readers
Perspective — The Power of Community/Hunter Hughson
Craftsman Workshop — Ice House Kitbash in HO and N/George Dutka
Company Photographer — Simulated Night Photography/William Gill
Diverging Points — Details, Details/Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook — Commentary from your editor/Otto M. Vondrak
Dealer Directory — Listing of recommended hobby dealers
Index of Advertisers