APRIL 2019: The large Chesterfield Yard showcases the operational design of Stephen M. Priest’s spectacular HO scale Santa Fe St. Louis Division layout. Also in this issue, James Kinkaid provides an in-depth look at Baltimore & Ohio’s P-41 bulkhead flatcar, passenger terminal operations are modeled by Bob Chapman, the practical application of the Azatrax Crossing System is expertly demonstrated by Keith Robinson, and much more in the April issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

April 2019

Vol. 88/No. 4


Baltimore & Ohio P-41 Bulkhead Flatcar

by James Kinkaid — Drawings, photographs, and a complete roster of the B&O P41 flatcar.

Terminal Operations

by Bob Chapman — Reproducing passenger terminal operations to reflect cut practices.

Azatrax Crossing System

by Keith Robinson — Reviewing and installing a “state-of-the-art” grade-crossing system.

Santa Fe St. Louis Division

by Stephen Priest, MMR — A last look at the HO scale St. Louis Division, including layout drawings.


by Stephen M. Priest, MMR — Locomotive maintenance and inspection terminal and diesel service facility.


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/Steve Jessup

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track – Product Reviews

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Jim Homoki

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