DECEMBER 2020:  A westbound passenger train powered by an EP-5 “Jet” meets an eastbound freight led by two ex-Virginian Railway rectifiers on the elevated New Haven main line through Bridgeport, Conn., on Rick Abramson’s detailed HO scale layout. Shawn Branstetter shows us his technique for creating realistic asphalt grade crossings, while Tyler Whitcomb and Phil Holden share their methods for making log-hauling cars in N and HO scales. James Kinkaid returns with scale drawings for the Bethlehem 2622 hopper car. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the November issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Garden Trains Annual to debut from White River Productions in 2021

Garden Trains Annual to debut from White River Productions in 2021

The all-new Garden Trains Annual from White River Productions will make its debut in 2021 and focus on large scale outdoor railroading.


Wires Over the New Haven

Wires Over the New Haven

Growing up along the New Haven’s busy electrified main line in Connecticut was the inspiration for Rick Abramson’s detailed HO layout.


Realistic Asphalt Crossings

Realistic Asphalt Crossings

An asphalt crossing of this type would be typical for a private road, a low-traffic highway, or a farm crossing from the 1960s or earlier.


PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

Rapido Trains is now offering Rio Grande’s iconic Ski Train in HO scale.


PREVIEW: Tangent Scale Models’ HO Scale PS3526/3600/4000 Coal Hoppers

PREVIEW: Tangent Scale Models’ HO Scale PS3526/3600/4000 Coal Hoppers

Tangent Scale Models has released an all-new family of Pullman-Standard 100-ton 3-bay coal hoppers suitable for modelers from the 1970s to the current day.


The Last Logging Railroad

The Last Logging Railroad

Logging roads have long been a favorite subject for railroad photographers and modelers alike.


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