MARCH 2021:  This month, we visit Bret Overholtzer’s busy N scale model railroad, which recreates Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway’s bygone route across Missouri in the 1980s. Jim Providenza and Seth Neumann team up to build a working tilt-board signal, while Gaylord Gill scratchbuilds a model of an Erie Railroad interlocking tower from Buffalo, N.Y. Brian Moore explains the connection he made with another Southern Pacific modeler in the UK that he never had the chance to meet in person. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the March issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Ready, Set, Model! Walthers Kicks Off Annual Model Railroad Build

Ready, Set, Model! Walthers Kicks Off Annual Model Railroad Build

Walthers officials say they hope that the contest will encourage new and experienced modelers to get busy.


Katy’s St. Louis Sub in N Scale

Katy’s St. Louis Sub in N Scale

Bret Overholtzer’s busy N scale model railroad recalls Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway’s bygone route across Missouri in the early 1980s.


Building FW Tower in S Scale

Building FW Tower in S Scale

FW Tower controlled a triangle of trackwork where routes of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Erie Railroad, and Buffalo Creek Railroad all crossed each other in Buffalo, N.Y. The author’s S scale model was a perfect fit for his Northeastern-themed Buffalo & Chautauqua Railroad.


Kato’s New York Central 1948 20th Century Limited

Kato’s New York Central 1948 20th Century Limited

Kato USA recently released the 1948-1954 edition of New York Central’s 20th Century Limited Streamliner for N scale with all-new tooling for the passenger cars.


PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

PREVIEW: Rapido’s HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

Rapido Trains is now offering Rio Grande’s iconic Ski Train in HO scale.


Old King Coal

Old King Coal

Railroads used coal to fuel locomotives, many homes were still heated with it, and many power plants and heavy industries depended on it.


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