AUGUST 2017: We take a tour of Dave Acheson’s Joint Line which features Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, and Rio Grande trains on his busy operations-oriented HO scale layout. Bruce Rogers super-details an Illinois Central SD40-2, the building of craftsman kits is explored by Dave Capron, James Kinkaid looks at the Baltimore & Ohio O-66 mill gondola, New York Central’s Harmon electric locomotive inspection shed is masterfully scratch built by Victor Hand, Brad Slone presents a study of a DODX flatcar, and much more in the August issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

August 2017

Vol. 86/No. 8


Building Craftsman Kits: Part 1

Dave Capron – Join us in a series addressing the construction of craftsman kits

Build An Illinois Central SD40-2

Bruce Rogers – Rework an Athearn “Blue Box” kit into an impressive model

Baltimore & Ohio O-66 Mill Gondola

James Kinkaid – Includes prototype images and scale drawings

The Joint Line

Dan Munson – A visit to a Kansas City modeler’s layout featuring colorful Colorado operations

DODX Flatcar

Brad Sloan – Includes prototype photos and scale drawings of this Cold War relic

New York Central Electric Loco Shed

Victor Hand – Noted modeler Victor Hand shares his experiences recreating a locomotive inspection shed



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/Dale Ridgeway

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/Dan Cole

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