SEPTEMBER 2019: We take a tour of John Meuller’s freelanced HO scale Chicago & North Western layout through the Wisconsin Northoods region in the mid-century steam-to-diesel transition period. Our “Consider the Commuter” series continues with an exploration of various styles of commuter equipment. Brian Moore takes us back to 1954 to follow the local crew as they switch industries along the Southern Pacific Coast Division. All this and more in the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

September 2019

Vol. 88/No. 9


Northwoods Memories

by David Rickaby — Childhood memories inspired John Mueller to recreate Chicago & North Western operations in the Wisconsin Northwoods in HO scale.

Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet

by Harry K. Wong — The informal meet encourages everyone to attend clinics, share information, and enjoy the many fine models on display.

Consider the Commuter, Part 8

by Otto M. Vondrak — Commuter trains are more than just coaches. This month, we discuss different types of cars, and offer some quick modeling ideas.

Santa Fe’s Summit Depot

by Dr. Nicholas S. Muff — This compact station design served as the train order operator’s offi ce at the summit of Santa Fe’s route over Cajon Pass.

It Happened in Guadalupe

by Brian Moore — Follow the crew as they travel over Southern Pacifi c’s Guadalupe Subdivision in 1954, making set-outs and pick-ups along the way.



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/Don Heimburger

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Alan Mende

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Scratchbuilder’s Workshop/Bob Walker

Editor’s Notebook – Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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