JUNE 2018: A perfectly matched A-B-A set of Baldwin’s shark-nosed passenger diesels lead the eastbound Broadway Limited through the complex interlocking at Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on Douglas Taylor’s HO scale Pennsylvania Railroad layout, the fifth installment of George Riley and Otto Vondrak’s “Consider the Commuter” RMC Project Layout visits its “end of the line,” Harry K. Wong’s look at the Southern Pacific GP40-2 and TEBUs features superlative prototype photos and drawings by John L. Proffitt, Greg Condon examines the operating enhancements of adding a fast clock to your layout, and much more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Soggy Gondolas: Modeling Wet Weather

Soggy Gondolas: Modeling Wet Weather

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.


A Caboose Comes to the Farm

A Caboose Comes to the Farm

I have always wanted a real caboose in my yard, but have never been able to afford one. One night while sitting at my work bench I thought why not model a caboose in the front of the farm house on my layout? And so began the project.


Review: Chasing the Powhatan Arrow

Review: Chasing the Powhatan Arrow

Michael Abraham’s latest travelogue, Chasing the Powhatan Arrow, does not follow the normal course of a book about railroads. Abraham approaches his subject from the viewpoint of presenting an economic geographic assessment of the region between Norfolk, Va., and Cincinnati, Ohio.


Product Review: Athearn Southern Pacific EMD SD39 in HO Scale

Product Review: Athearn Southern Pacific EMD SD39 in HO Scale

Southern Pacific modelers are in for a real treat with this locomotive. With its road-specifc features, Athearn’s rendition of the SP EMD SD39 really captures all the subtle nuances of this signature Espee locomotive.


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