OCTOBER 2020:  This month we visit the Forest Park Southern Railroad, a proto-freelanced line set in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia in the steam to diesel transition era. Scott Thornton shows us how he added an MOW crew to his operating sessions while Matthew Welsh builds and weathers a backwoods water tank. Nick Muff shares scale drawings of the old Santa Fe tower at Colton, Calif., while Craig Chandler wraps up his two-part series on modeling a Santa Fe slug set in HO scale. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the October issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

A Day on the Forest Park Southern

A Day on the Forest Park Southern

Follow a local freight on the HO scale Forest Park Southern, a freelanced model railroad set in the Appalachians during the steam-to-diesel transition period.


Modeling an MOW Crew for Op Sessions

Modeling an MOW Crew for Op Sessions

Maintenance of Way crews are a constant presence on the railroads. Here’s one method to add a portable MOW crew to your model railroad operating sessions.


Bar Mills’ Babcock Boiler Works Kit in HO Scale

Bar Mills’ Babcock Boiler Works Kit in HO Scale

This fun-to-build kit is a great starting point for anyone looking to hone their skills as a craftsman and take their modeling to the next level.


Jacksonville Terminal Company Intermodal Well Cars in N Scale

Jacksonville Terminal Company Intermodal Well Cars in N Scale

Jacksonville Terminal Company has released their first piece of N scale rolling stock, a single-well standalone double-stack intermodal well car.


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