DECEMBER 2018: A westbound freight passes the eastbound Morning Hiawatha on the Mississippi River shore double-track main, on Steve Brudlos’ HO-scale Milwaukee Road River Subdivision layout, James Kinkaid surveys the H39-Class hopper, Brian Banna returns with the second part of his MoPac U30C prototype model, an Overland sanding tower is upgraded by MMR Stephen M. Priest, Myles Marcovitch offers the final installment of his Bernheim Distillery, and much more in the December issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

December 2018

Vol. 87/No. 12


I.W. Bernheim Distillery: Part 3

by Myles Marcovitch — Scratchbuilding in O scale, a story of ingenuity and necessity.

Sanding Tower

by Stephen M. Priest, MMR — Adding LED illumination to a brass sanding tower.

H39-Class Hopper

by James Kinkaid — History and drawings of an iconic hopper car.

Milwaukee Road River Sub

by Steve Brudlos — Join us as we tour a transition-era layout set in the Midwest.

Missouri Pacific U30C: Part 2

by Brian Banna — Updates to a second-generation General Electric diesel.



Editors Notebook – Commentary by Stephen M. Priest

Postmarks – Letters from our readers

Receiving Yard – Product and industry news

Railbooks – Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable – Scheduled events and notices

Perspectives/Jim Coady

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track – Product reviews by Tony Cook and David Otte

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/George Dutka

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