Railroad Model Craftsman August 2024


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Fort Dodge Duet • by DAN MUNSON — Two railroads serving an urban switching district from opposite sides of the street on 38 this HO scale Chicago Great Western layout set in Iowa.

Milwaukee Road Sturtevant Station • by PATRICK LAWSON — This month’s scale drawings feature an interesting Milwaukee Road junction depot now preserved at a local park in Wisconsin.

Introduction to LCC: Part 1 • by DETLEF KURPANEK — In the first of a three-part
series, we look at the emerging Layout Command Control protocol for controlling accessories and more.

B&M Baked Beans Factory in HO • by TOM OXNARD — A scratchbuilt HO scale model of the iconic Burnham & Morrill baked beans factory located on 58 the Portland, Maine, waterfront.

Junked Appliances for Scrapyard Scenes • by BILL GILL — An overlooked detail for your layout, easily transform Lego pieces and other small parts into models of scrapped and obsolete appliances. .

Building Park Head Station in S • by ANDREW MALETTE — Converting On30 wooden coaches into a unique S scale model of a replacement station on a Canadian National branch line.


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  — Central Railroad of New Jersey Vol. 1/review by Otto M. Vondrak

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

Perspective — The Future is in Transit/Miles Callan

Boomer Trail — 2024 Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet/compiled by Harry K. Wong

Craftsman Workshop — Tools You Might Not Find in the Hobby Shop/Wayne Wesolowski

Company Photographer — Realistic Layout Photography/Tim Nicholson

Diverging Points — Sleepers/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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