NOVEMBER 2019: Dave Stanley has expanded operations on his freelanced HO scale Morada Belt Railway to include additional run-through traffic from lines connecting throughout the Pacific West. Scott Sanders returns with a Burlington boxcar kitbash based off a Tangent model, while Sammy Carlisle creates two versions of Santa Fe’s unique SF30B diesel rebuild. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the November issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

November 2019

Vol. 88/No. 11


Morada Belt Revisited

by Dave Stanley — Expanding operations on this HO scale showcase of mid-century Western railroading.

Burlington XML Boxcar ’Bash

by Scott Sanders — It took a lot of guts to make that first cut into the beautiful Tangent shell….

Modeling Riverbank Tree Roots

by Joseph Kreiss — This simple scenic detail can be a real attention-getter on your layout.

Kitbash a Santa Fe SF30B Duo

by Sammy Carlile — Modeling two versions of this one-of-a-kind in-house General Electric rebuild.

Easy, Removable Coal Loads

by Ron Stacy — Use this method to quickly assemble realistic, removable coal loads for your hopper fleet.

Makin’ Waves

by Larry Burk — Use this trick to create bow and stern wave effects for your waterfront boat models.



Safety Valve – Letters from our readers

Receiving Yard – Product and industry news

Test Track – Product Reviews

Railbooks – Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable – Scheduled events and notices

Perspective/Steve Barry

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Craftsman Workshop/Lance Mindheim

Editor’s Notebook – Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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