OCTOBER 2018: Eric Goodman builds an MKM SD45u to win October’s Dremel Kitbashing Award, the I.W. Bernheim Distillery is scratchbuilt by Myles Marcovitch in O scale, Harry K. Wong models a Union Pacific SD70AH, Mont Switzer kitbashes a U.S. Navy deck gun transport flatcar, and much more in the October issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

True Grit for Model Railroad Scenery

True Grit for Model Railroad Scenery

Readily available at most hardware and farm supply stores. poultry grit can find many uses for model railroad scenery in all scales.


Bay Area Prototype Modelers 2018 Show Report

Bay Area Prototype Modelers 2018 Show Report

Our associate editor attended the 15th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet on Saturday, June 16, in Richmond, Calif., featuring hundreds of scale model exhibits from local modelers.


Bachmann Trains Santa Fe GP30 in HO Scale

Bachmann Trains Santa Fe GP30 in HO Scale

Bachmann’s latest GP30 release is all what it claims to be: A DCC sound value model that offers the novice plenty of opportunity for learning the basics of command control operation and programming while also providing those more experienced hobbyists on a strict budget an attractive looking model with all the current tech.


Owl Mountain Models Southern Pacific Flatcar Kit in HO

Owl Mountain Models Southern Pacific Flatcar Kit in HO

Owl Mountain Models cut no corners in producing a complete quality model of this common and often overlooked prototype flatcar in HO scale.


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