JUNE 2020:  This month we tour John Schindler’s HO scale St. Louis Junction Railroad, which packs in a tremendous amount of modern St. Louis-area railroading into a small space. Jim Sacco shows us how he kitbashed a detailed urban scene in just four square inches. Aaron Dickson kitbashes a Lehigh Valley caboose and Joseph Kreiss shows us how to install inexpensive LED layout lighting.  Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

John Schindler’s HO Scale St. Louis Junction Railroad

John Schindler’s HO Scale St. Louis Junction Railroad

The St. Louis Junction Railroad is a freelanced operation based on the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). The TRRA is a large terminal and neutral switching railroad operating on both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River.


RMC Layout Design Clinic: Lessons Learned

RMC Layout Design Clinic: Lessons Learned

How many opportunities do you get for a “do-over?” That was the opportunity presented to the members of the Rochester Institute of Technology Model Railroad Club (RITMRC) just a few years ago when they decided to tear down their existing layout and start over with a new design.


Bachmann Trains On30 2-6-2T Trench Engine with DCC WOWSound

Bachmann Trains On30 2-6-2T Trench Engine with DCC WOWSound

This new On30 model from Bachmann Trains represents the 2-6-2Ts built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the American Expeditionary Force stationed in Europe during World War I.


American Cottages from Woodland Scenics in HO Scale

American Cottages from Woodland Scenics in HO Scale

Pristine or heavily weathered, these cottages can be used in any era from the late 1800s through the present, making these a useful addition to nearly every layout or diorama.


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