JULY 2019: Join us for a tour of Gary Petersen’s HO scale Salt Lake Southern, a heavy mountain main line now entering its third decade! Santiago Pineda shows us how he upgraded an O scale brass model to represent an unusual Burlington express boxcar, while George Dutka showcases his fleet of Central Vermont insulated milk cars in HO. Skip Roth shares scale drawings of a wooden Lackawanna interlocking tower, while Brian Kutheis demonstrates easy methods for scratchbuilding a simple western depot. All this and more in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Salt Lake Southern

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.


Collector Consist: The Atlas-Kato Connection

Collector Consist: The Atlas-Kato Connection

In 1985, Atlas began to source new locomotive releases from Kato of Japan, taking their line to a new level that raised the bar on consumer expectations for all future HO scale diesel models.


“Rivet Counter” General Electric Dash9-44CW Locomotive by ScaleTrains.com

“Rivet Counter” General Electric Dash9-44CW Locomotive by ScaleTrains.com

If you are a modeler of big main line American railroading from the mid-1990s to today, or just an admirer of modern motive power, the highly detailed and smooth-running ScaleTrains.com Rivet Counter GE Dash9-44CW can be a welcome addition to your roster.


Johnstown America  AutoFlood II Hopper Car in N scale by ExactRail

Johnstown America AutoFlood II Hopper Car in N scale by ExactRail

ExactRail has recently released an N-scale model of the Johnstown America AutoFlood II in a number of paint schemes reflecting many of the owners and operators of these cars.


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