Railroad Model Craftsman July 2024


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Expanding St. Nicholas Yard • by JIM HERTZOG — Expanding a key yard facility for more operational enjoyment on this HO Reading layout..

Louisville & Nashville Bulkhead Flatcar • by JAMES KINKAID — A distinct class of 100 70-ton flatcars built by Pullman-Standard for L&N in 1963.

Backdating a Walthers Water Tank • by ROBERT SCHLEICHER — Simple modifications make this HO model fit right into turn-of-the-century layouts.

Weathering a Worn-Out Canadian National GP38-2W • by ANDREW CASTLE — Weathering an Athearn Genesis diesel to represent 40 years of hard service on CN.

Erecting Pennsy-Style Catenary in O Scale • by JOHN SETHIAN — Easy steps to build realistic compound electric catenary for traction layouts.


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  — The MDC Shay Handbook, 3rd Edition/review by Harry K. Wong

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

Perspective — In Praise of Short Lines/Otto M. Vondrak

Boomer Trail — A photo gallery of work submitted by our readers

Branch Line on a Shelf Electric Substation for The Milan Branch/Scott

Painting & Weathering — Rescuing a Kitten: Chessie System Alco S-4/Mile Callan

Diverging Points — Feed Me!/Jason Shron

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

Dealer Directory — Listing of our favorite recommended hobby dealers

Index of Advertisers

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