RMC Extra Board
Welcome to Craftsman Extra Board! This section is updated periodically with short features contributed by our readers, as well as some recent favorites straight from the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman. Check back as we continue to add new articles!
January 18, 2019
With a bit of planning, most model railroads can amplify operational interest and create crew positions that draw even hardcore freight engineers onto sleek passenger trains.
January 18, 2019
Stephen Priest creates custom decals and weathering effects to postdate the Arrowhead Models H39 Pennsylvania Railroad hopper into a credible Conrail model from the late 1970s.
December 21, 2018
Stephen Priest has chosen to accept a position in the model railroad industry and will be leaving us in the early part of the new year. A new editor will be named soon.
November 26, 2018
Building on his long railroading career, Steve Brudlos’ beautiful HO scale model railroad represents a portion of the Milwaukee Road River Subdivision between the Twin Cities and La Crosse.
October 17, 2018
In the October 2018 issue you will find an article on how to accurately model a Union Pacific EMD SD70AH from the HO scale Walthers Trainline SD70ACe model. This month we provide additional prototype data and detail photos of UP SD70ACes and SD70AHs.
August 23, 2018
Readily available at most hardware and farm supply stores. poultry grit can find many uses for model railroad scenery in all scales.
July 19, 2018
Our associate editor attended the 15th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet on Saturday, June 16, in Richmond, Calif., featuring hundreds of scale model exhibits from local modelers.
June 19, 2018
The Iowa Interstate took over operation of the old Rock Island main line between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Bureau, Ill., in 1984. Joe Atkinson models the railroad in May 2005, reflecting a time he spent on the prototype line railfanning and documenting its operations.
June 4, 2018
In this installment, we’re going to focus on the key rail-served structures in this scene. When we began this series, we tried to select building kits that would be readily available and easy to customize.
April 25, 2018
If you model a railroad that operates in wet weather region, adding trapped rainwater to the cargo area of the car can be a detail that takes your empty gondola to a new level.