JULY 2019: Join us for a tour of Gary Petersen’s HO scale Salt Lake Southern, a heavy mountain main line now entering its third decade! Santiago Pineda shows us how he upgraded an O scale brass model to represent an unusual Burlington express boxcar, while George Dutka showcases his fleet of Central Vermont insulated milk cars in HO. Skip Roth shares scale drawings of a wooden Lackawanna interlocking tower, while Brian Kutheis demonstrates easy methods for scratchbuilding a simple western depot. All this and more in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

July 2019

Vol. 88/No. 7


Salt Lake Southern

by Gary Petersen — This freelanced route connects the Western Pacific with the Chicago & North Western through the mountains of Utah and Wyoming.

Burlington Express Boxcar Upgrade

by Santiago Pineda — An O-scale brass import is modified to represent an unusual home-built boxcar designed to operate in Burlington passenger consists.

East Stroudsburg Tower

by Otto M. Vondrak and Skip Roth — Built in 1908 to control the interlocking at East Stroudsburg, Pa., this Lackawanna tower survives today as a museum.

Nurse Tanks for Farm Scenes

by Ricky Keil — Simple 3D-printed models of anhydrous ammonia tanks provide an important detail for modern Midwestern agricultural scenes.

Central Vermont Milk Cars in HO

by George Dutka — A variety of available HO kits can be used to model Central Vermont insulated cars assigned to milk service from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Scratchbuild a Western Depot

by Brian Kutheis — Drawings for a small Colorado & Southern station inspired the author to scratchbuild this simple train station for his narrow gauge railroad.


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/Hunter Hughson

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Scratchbuilder’s Workshop/Bob Walker

Painting and Weathering/George Riley

Editor’s Notebook – Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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