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Craftsman Extra Board

Craftsman Extra Board

Special Bonus: Building in S Scale

by George Riley/photos by the author

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!

Craftsman Exrtra BoardM&NJ

October 1989: Model a Middletown & New Jersey 44-tonner in HO scale

by Christopher D'Amato/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardCharlie Penn retires

February 1963: Charles A. Penn retires

by Hal Carstens /photos from the author's collection


Craftsman Exrtra BoardIce-Breaker

December 1973:
One Evening Project: Ice-breaker Car

by Walter Olevsky/photos by New Jersey Industrial Photographers


Craftsman Exrtra BoardChain Link Fence

Make your own chain link fence in HO

by Tyler Bjarnason/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardDecember 1933

December 1983:
For the Love of Trains

by Keith Wills/illustrations by Dave Snyder


Craftsman Exrtra BoardMarch 1933

MARCH 1933: Building and Equipping Model Railroads

by Edwin P. Alexander/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardPlant an Orchard

Plant an Orchard on Your Layout

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardVariations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardLaser-Cut Structures

SPECIAL: Laser-Cut Structure Guide

by Chris Lane and George Riley/photos by the authors


Craftsman Exrtra BoardOperations

How to Play With Trains

by Lance Mindheim/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardEasy Scenery Tips

SPECIAL: Easy Scenery Tips & Techniques for your Model Railroad

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardEasy latchhook weeds for your model railroad

Easy latchhook weeds
for your model railroad

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardSanding Booth

Building a sanding booth
for your workshop

by Jack Burgess /photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardSpar and Rib Benchwork

Easy and lightweight
spar and rib bench work

by George Riley/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardOntario Central Trackplan

One Car or a Hundred: Trackplan for the Ontario Central in HO scale

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardScratchbuilding a brick interlocking tower in HO scale

Scratchbuilding a brick
interlocking tower in HO scale

by Larry Faulkner/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardNot your normal decal paper: Making white decals

Not your normal decal paper:
Making white decals

by Bill Iwan/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardEasy aged concrete effects from simple acrylic gesso

Easy aged concrete effects
from simple acrylic gesso

by Jimmy Simmons/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardA rural New Jersey interchange for Freemo

A rural New Jersey interchange
for Freemo

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardTyco Kitbash

Pulling a GP18 out of a Tyco GP20

by H.E. Dinsen/photos as noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardList of North American  Steam Traction Manufacturers

List of North American
Steam Traction Manufacturers

by David Lambert


Craftsman Exrtra BoardMoving the NMRA Kalmbach Memorial Library online

A "Hot Shot" Diorama

by Otto M. Vondrak


Craftsman Exrtra BoardMoving the NMRA Kalmbach Memorial Library online

Moving the NMRA Kalmbach
Memorial Library online

by Gerry Leone


Craftsman Exrtra Board2010 NMRA 75th Anniversary National Convention Recap

2010 NMRA 75th Anniversary
National Convention Recap

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardTwelve steps to overcoming your fear of stripwood

Twelve steps to overcoming
your fear of stripwood

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardStop the bleeding with effective paint masks

Stop the bleeding
with effective paint masks

by Chris Brimley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardHazard County Short Line

SERIES: Building a Modern Short Line:
Hazard County

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardTrain Set Gazette 2010

Train Set Gazette 2010

Compiled by George Riley, Chris Lane and the RMC Staff/photos by George Riley unless noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardOld Time Railroading 2009

Old Time Railroading 2009

Compiled by George Riley, Chris Lane and the RMC Staff/photos by George Riley unless noted


Craftsman Exrtra BoardPainting Resin Kits

Easy Methods
for Painting Resin Kits

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardRealistic Vines

Adding Realistic Vines

by George Riley/photos by the author


Craftsman Exrtra BoardPaint Techniqies for Realistic Stone Work

Paint Techniques
for Realistic Stone Work

by George Riley/photos by the author




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