NOVEMBER 2017: Passing through California’s signature “golden grass” a branch line freight departs Waverly on Don Ball’s HO scale 1890s-themed Stockton & Copperopolis. Dan Lewis scratchbuilds an N scale snowshed, the assembly phase marks Tom Griffith’s completion of a heavyweight wood-bodied passenger car, the Pennsylvania Railroad F36 flatcar is detailed by James Kinkaid, Keith Robinson installs a Tsunami decoder, the classic Santa Fe GA-24 freight car is “kitbash” rebuilt by Denny Krausman, and much more in the November issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

November 2017

Vol. 86/No. 11


Wood Passenger Car, Part 2

by Tom Griffiths, MMR — Scratchbuild a heavyweight wood-bodied passenger car in plastic

Building a Snowshed

by Dan Lewis, MMR — Building a board-by-board snowshed in N scale

Pennsylvania Railroad F36 Flat

by James Kinkaid — A look at these impressive six-axle heavy-duty flatcars—with drawings

Railroading in the Nineties

by Don Ball — Visit this unique railroad designed for operations set in the 1890s

Tsunami Decoder Install

by Keith Robinson — Learn the tips and skills needed to install a digital sound decoder


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/Dan Munson

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track – Product reviews by Tony Cook

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Mike Evans

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