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!

Morada Belt Revisited

October 18, 2019

Morada Belt Revisited

Dave Stanley expands operations on this HO scale showcase of freelanced mid-century Western railroading.

Kansas City Southern Third Sub in HO Scale

September 27, 2019

Kansas City Southern Third Sub in HO Scale

With the help of many friends and family, Steve Davis’ Third Sub represents Kansas City Southern operations between Heavener and Watts, Okla., in 1982.

Consider the Commuter, Part 9: Operations

September 15, 2019

Consider the Commuter, Part 9: Operations

LAST STOP! It’s hard to believe we have reached the end of the line. In this installment, we discuss operations on our fictional NJ Transit Flagstone Branch.

Consider the Commuter, Part 8: Equipment

August 28, 2019

Consider the Commuter, Part 8: Equipment

In this installment of our RMC Project Railroad series, we’ll take a look at different kinds of commuter trains and how you can model them.

Collector Consist: AHM’s Pioneering Alco C424

August 22, 2019

Collector Consist: AHM’s Pioneering Alco C424

Roco produced a model of Alco’s popular Century 424 diesel for AHM between 1975 and 1981, most likely based on drawings that appeared previously in Railroad Model Craftsman.

Northwoods Memories: Chicago & North Western in HO Scale

August 22, 2019

Northwoods Memories: Chicago & North Western in HO Scale

Born and raised on the shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin, John Meuller was enamored by childhood memories of the Chicago & North Western.

Consider the Commuter, Part 7: Scenery at Flagstone

July 25, 2019

Consider the Commuter, Part 7: Scenery at Flagstone

In this installement of our RMC Project Railroad series, we apply ballast and ground cover and place structures for the end-of-the-line scene at Flagstone.

The Company Photographer: Bringing Things into Focus

July 20, 2019

The Company Photographer: Bringing Things into Focus

As with any technology, taking good photos of your model railroad with today’s digital cameras requires a certain level of understanding of how they work.

Stevens Mine Job

July 20, 2019

Stevens Mine Job

An inner stair wall, about eight feet in length, was basically a blank canvas. I concluded that this space could be converted into yet another coal loading area and could greatly expand upon the work required by the Stevens Crew.

Salt Lake Southern

June 19, 2019

Salt Lake Southern

Gary Petersen’s HO scale Salt Lake Southern is a modern bridge route spanning Utah and Wyoming, with a focus on realistic operations.