JUNE 2019: The engine terminal at East Yard on the Utah Colorado Western is populated with a variety of EMD diesels ready for their next assignment. We visit Lee Nicholas’ HO scale model railroad that is designed for serious main line operations. Gary Beatty shows how he built a colorful tour bus for his On30 railroad, while Bret Overholtzer reviews a practical application for Layout Command Control (LCC). Joseph Kreiss demonstrates a great use for hook-and-loop fastners, while Trevor Marshall debuts a unique Southern Pacific diesel switcher equipped with trolley poles. All this and more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Scratchbuilt Brass Bridge in HO Scale

Scratchbuilt Brass Bridge in HO Scale

Before you decide that scratchbuilding or working in metal is too difficult: read on. Scratchbuilding is not difficult. Soldering and working with metals is not difficult if you keep a few principles in your thoughts as you work.


Locomotive Maintenance & Inspection Terminal

Locomotive Maintenance & Inspection Terminal

Stephen Priest decided early on that he wanted a major locomotive facility on his Santa Fe St. Louis Division to showcase his motive power while modeling the practices of the prototype. The care and servicing of locomotives is very interesting and fun to replicate.


Johnstown America  AutoFlood II Hopper Car in N scale by ExactRail

Johnstown America AutoFlood II Hopper Car in N scale by ExactRail

ExactRail has recently released an N-scale model of the Johnstown America AutoFlood II in a number of paint schemes reflecting many of the owners and operators of these cars.


American Limited Santa Fe Postwar Welded Tank Cars in HO Scale

American Limited Santa Fe Postwar Welded Tank Cars in HO Scale

These HO scale tank cars from American Limited feature outstanding detail and should be considered an essential addition for Santa Fe fans.


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