MAY 2018: General Electric U30B no. 846 leads southbound Train 62 over the Bull Creek bridge north of Paola, Kansas, on Rick McClellan’s HO scale Frisco Northern Division layout. Joseph Kreiss displays weathering tips to make “soggy” gondolas, Jon H. Fleming and Nick Muff team up to present an in-depth study of Southern Pacific’s 4-6-2 Sunbeam steam locomotive, the fourth installment of George Riley and Otto Vondrak’s “Consider the Commuter” RMC Project Layout examines the production of Bucklin Junction, Joel Priest expertly creates countersunk fascia switches, Trevor Marshall demonstrates the value of building a fully-loaded work desk for your layout, and much more in the May issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

A Caboose Comes to the Farm

A Caboose Comes to the Farm

I have always wanted a real caboose in my yard, but have never been able to afford one. One night while sitting at my work bench I thought why not model a caboose in the front of the farm house on my layout? And so began the project.


The Frisco Northern Division in HO Scale

The Frisco Northern Division in HO Scale

Like most modelers, I am often asked why I chose the Frisco. The biggest reason is that it’s a great trip back to a simpler time and place. No matter where my family went in Springfield, there was the Frisco, so I associate those great family times with the railroad.


Product Review: Athearn Southern Pacific EMD SD39 in HO Scale

Product Review: Athearn Southern Pacific EMD SD39 in HO Scale

Southern Pacific modelers are in for a real treat with this locomotive. With its road-specifc features, Athearn’s rendition of the SP EMD SD39 really captures all the subtle nuances of this signature Espee locomotive.


Moloco Trains Topkea Shops Bx-97 Boxcar in HO Scale

Moloco Trains Topkea Shops Bx-97 Boxcar in HO Scale

A recent limited release from Moloco Trains provides a pair of highly accurate examples of Santa Fe’s Bx-97 boxcar. Each road number produced by Moloco includes its own road number-specific details and decoration.


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