JUNE 2019: The engine terminal at East Yard on the Utah Colorado Western is populated with a variety of EMD diesels ready for their next assignment. We visit Lee Nicholas’ HO scale model railroad that is designed for serious main line operations. Gary Beatty shows how he built a colorful tour bus for his On30 railroad, while Bret Overholtzer reviews a practical application for Layout Command Control (LCC). Joseph Kreiss demonstrates a great use for hook-and-loop fastners, while Trevor Marshall debuts a unique Southern Pacific diesel switcher equipped with trolley poles. All this and more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

June 2019

Vol. 88/No. 6


Utah Colorado Western

by Lee Nicholas — Inspired by Southern Pacific, Rio Grande, and Utah Railway, this Western-themed HO-scale bridge route is designed for operations.

Baja Tour Bus in O Scale

by Gary Beatty — By adding some colorful decoration and some scratchbuilt details, you can create an interesting vehicle to serve your vacationing tourists.

Build an LCC-based Interlocking

by Bret Overholtzer — We unleash the new Layout Command Control protocol to quickly and easily control a complex interlocking junction.

Hook-and-Loop Fasteners for Your Backdrops

by Joseph Kriess — Spoiler alert: It’s Velcro®.

“Electrify” a Southern Pacific Diesel

by Trevor Marshall — A classic Walthers SW1 is rebuilt with an upgraded drivetrain, DCC and sound, and details for working in trolley territory.


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/Otto M. Vondrak

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Mike Baker

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Scratchbuilder’s Workshop/Bob Walker

Collector Consist/Tony Cook

Editor’s Notebook – Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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