JULY 2020:  We visit Peter Smith’s beautiful Sn3 Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co., a freelanced logging railroad set in the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s. Mike Pagano shows us how he upgraded an n scale Atlas Alco S-2 into a Canadian Pacific MLW S-4, while James Kinkaid wraps up his four-part series on Pullman-Standard 5077 Boxcarcars. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Customize an  MLW S-4 Switcher in N Scale

Customize an MLW S-4 Switcher in N Scale

Rebuilding an Atlas Alco S-2 model into a credible representation of a Canadian Pacific MLW S-4 diesel switcher in N scale.


The Sn3 Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co.

The Sn3 Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co.

Peter Smith’s beautiful Sn3 Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. is a freelanced narrow gauge logging railroad set in the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s.


ScaleTrains.com Thrall/Trinity 42′ Coil Steel Car in HO Scale

ScaleTrains.com Thrall/Trinity 42′ Coil Steel Car in HO Scale

ScaleTrains 42-foot Thrall/Trinity Coil Steel Car is a great addition to the freight car fleet for contemporary modelers, especially if your model railroad serves the modern steel industry.


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.


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