SEPTEMBER 2019: We take a tour of John Meuller’s freelanced HO scale Chicago & North Western layout through the Wisconsin Northoods region in the mid-century steam-to-diesel transition period. Our “Consider the Commuter” series continues with an exploration of various styles of commuter equipment. Brian Moore takes us back to 1954 to follow the local crew as they switch industries along the Southern Pacific Coast Division. All this and more in the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Collector Consist: AHM’s Pioneering Alco C424

Collector Consist: AHM’s Pioneering Alco C424

Roco produced a model of Alco’s popular Century 424 diesel for AHM between 1975 and 1981, most likely based on drawings that appeared previously in Railroad Model Craftsman.


Northwoods Memories: Chicago & North Western in HO Scale

Northwoods Memories: Chicago & North Western in HO Scale

Born and raised on the shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin, John Meuller was enamored by childhood memories of the Chicago & North Western.


International Car Company Extended Wide-Vision Caboose by Walthers in HO Scale

International Car Company Extended Wide-Vision Caboose by Walthers in HO Scale

As freight cars grew in height during the 1960s, it became apparent that standard cupolas could no longer provide the forward vision needed by rear end crews to watch over the train.


“Rivet Counter” General Electric Dash9-44CW Locomotive by ScaleTrains.com

“Rivet Counter” General Electric Dash9-44CW Locomotive by ScaleTrains.com

If you are a modeler of big main line American railroading from the mid-1990s to today, or just an admirer of modern motive power, the highly detailed and smooth-running ScaleTrains.com Rivet Counter GE Dash9-44CW can be a welcome addition to your roster.


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