NOVEMBER 2017: Passing through California’s signature “golden grass” a branch line freight departs Waverly on Don Ball’s HO scale 1890s-themed Stockton & Copperopolis. Dan Lewis scratchbuilds an N scale snowshed, the assembly phase marks Tom Griffith’s completion of a heavyweight wood-bodied passenger car, the Pennsylvania Railroad F36 flatcar is detailed by James Kinkaid, Keith Robinson installs a Tsunami decoder, the classic Santa Fe GA-24 freight car is “kitbash” rebuilt by Denny Krausman, and much more in the November issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Ladies and Gentlemen, This is N Scale

Ladies and Gentlemen, This is N Scale

If your last encounter with N scale train involved crude structures and coarse details, think again! Enjoy this gallery of fine scale modeling by Chris Brimley.


Easy Masking Tape Scenery

Easy Masking Tape Scenery

Masking tape is easy to source, inexpensive, plus it is fast and simple to use. The result is a strong base that can support any scenic effect you choose to apply. Joseph Kreiss explains his technique step-by-step.


Rapido’s Pocket Streamliner: Budd RDC in HO Scale

Rapido’s Pocket Streamliner: Budd RDC in HO Scale

Rapido has captured the look of the Phase 1b SP-10 on the day it entered service, complete with pilots (panels to enclose the space beneath the couplers are included along with a bag of other assorted detail parts for modeler installation as desired), the train indicator boards, and even the Nathan 3-chime air horns.


InterMountain Railway SD40-2 in N Scale

InterMountain Railway SD40-2 in N Scale

The new InterMountain Railway Co. N-scale SD40-2 diesel is a good looking model. InterMountain has taken the time to try to get details on these models right.


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