APRIL 2018: Vintage GP7s, SWs, and two sets of F3s rest between assignments at the St. Joseph, Missouri, engine facility on Jim McCroskie’s HO scale Burlington Route layout. Also this edition, Lance Minheim models a Los Angeles Junction Alco S-2 in HO, James Kinkaid’s C&NW 3,010-cu.ft. PS-2 hopper series continues with part 2, a comprehensive look at Mike Brusky’s building of a Drott Straddle Loader includes his expertise in the 3D printing process, and much more in the April issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

March 2018

Vol. 87/No. 4


Modeling LAJ Alco S-2

by Lance Mindheim – Rebuilding an Atlas Alco S2 into an Los Angeles Junction masterpiece.

James McCrosky’s Burlington Route

by Dan Munson – RMC visits James McCrosky’s CB&Q St Joe subdivision in HO scale.

C&NW 3,010-cu.ft. PS-2

by James Kinkaid – Part II of the history of these iconic covered hoppers.

Drott Straddle Loader

by Mike Brusky – 3D scratchprinting an intermodal facility icon with ABS plastic.



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/Carl Graves

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track – Product reviews by Tony Cook and David Otte

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Jeff Carlson

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