Railroad Model Craftsman June 2024


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The Modern Detroit, Toledo & Ironton • by SHAUN GUZMAN-THACKER — Reimagining this favorite fallen fl ag as a modern regional railroad in HO.

Northern Pacific Steel Drop-Bottom Gons • by JAMES KINKAID — Scale drawings of unusual drop-bottom gondolas that lasted into Burlington Northern.

Steam Era Industry: Leedham Mill • by TREVOR MARSHALL — An interesting lineside customer that grew over time, scratchbuilt in S scale.

Upgrade and Weather an Algoma Central SD40-2 • by ANDREW CASTLE — These units were patched and put to work by new owner Wisconsin Central in 1995.

Tiered, Portable Benchwork • by ANDREW S. NELSON — Simple techniques for building strong benchwork for multi-deck layouts.

Vacuum-Formed Pole Sign in HO • by ROSS POLLARD — An advanced technique to replicate modern roadside commercial signage.


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  — Burlington Northern E-Unit Finale/review by Harry K. Wong

Timetable — Listings of railroad-related events contributed by our readers

Perspective — The Joy of Kitbashing/Miles Callan

Craftsman Workshop — Some New England Milk Cars in HO/George Dutka

Collector Consist The First GP40 in HO/Tony Cook

Diverging Points — The Joy of Things/Jason Shron

Editor's Notebook  — Commentary from your editor/Otto M. Vondrak

Dealer Directory — Listing of our favorite recommended hobby dealers

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