APRIL 2018: Vintage GP7s, SWs, and two sets of F3s rest between assignments at the St. Joseph, Missouri, engine facility on Jim McCroskie’s HO scale Burlington Route layout. Also this edition, Lance Minheim models a Los Angeles Junction Alco S-2 in HO, James Kinkaid’s C&NW 3,010-cu.ft. PS-2 hopper series continues with part 2, a comprehensive look at Mike Brusky’s building of a Drott Straddle Loader includes his expertise in the 3D printing process, and much more in the April issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!
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.
The overall quality of fit and finish displayed by our sample Penn Central X58 boxcar from Tangent Scale Models was outstanding and void of any paint anomalies or lettering errors. The same goes for operation.