FEBRUARY 2019: Westbound local No. 1 takes the big curve at Stone Ridge on Ron Copher’s HO Lake Erie & Southern layout, Andrew Castle meticulously recreates lumber shipping on the CBNS, Arrowhead Models H39 hoppers are repainted by Stephen M. Priest, Brian Banna concludes his series on the Missouri Pacific U30C prototype model, your editor customizes signal bridge signal heads, and much more in the February issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Lake Erie & Southern Passenger Operations

Lake Erie & Southern Passenger Operations

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.


Arrowhead Models H39 Hopper Repaints

Arrowhead Models H39 Hopper Repaints

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.


American Limited Santa Fe Postwar Welded Tank Cars in HO Scale

American Limited Santa Fe Postwar Welded Tank Cars in HO Scale

These HO scale tank cars from American Limited feature outstanding detail and should be considered an essential addition for Santa Fe fans.


Bachmann Trains Santa Fe GP30 in HO Scale

Bachmann Trains Santa Fe GP30 in HO Scale

Bachmann’s latest GP30 release is all what it claims to be: A DCC sound value model that offers the novice plenty of opportunity for learning the basics of command control operation and programming while also providing those more experienced hobbyists on a strict budget an attractive looking model with all the current tech.


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