Railroad Model Craftsman April 2024


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United States Military RR: The Aquia Line • by BERNARD KEMPINSKI, MMR — A finely-detailed O scale layout depicting Civil War era railroading.

PC&F 86’ Hi-Cube Boxcar • by JAMES KINKAID — These pioneering boxcars were designed to serve the automotive industry.

Space Saver: Operations Clipoard Holder • by BOB WUNDROCK, MMR — An inexpensive clipboard holder you can build to help save aisle space.

3D-Printed C&EI Tie Car in HO • by DOUG FORBES — A custom Chicago & Eastern Illinois tie car is quickly assembled using a 3D-printed body.

Three Generations of Model Railroading • by ADOLF HUNGRY WOLF — From a chance encounter with John Allen to sharing the hobby with grandkids.

Ultra-Lightweight Portable Layout • by SCOTT MEYER — Techniques for building a lightweight and portable switching layout using foam and bracing.

Bell Crank Tortoise Installation • by WILLIAM CROCCA — An alternative strategy for mounting switch machines under your layout.


Safety Valve

Receiving Yard

Test Track

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable

Perspective • Benefits of Being a ‘Rubber Gauger’/ Scott Thornton

Craftsman Workshop • Building Vintage Wooden Freight Car Kits/ Alan Mende

Painting & Weathering • Painting the First CPKC ES44ACs/ Rob Gale

Diverging PointsTwo Decades/ Jason Shron

Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

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