JUNE 2022:  We visit Joe Visintine’s HO scale East Bluff Terminal, a freelanced railroad based on the switching districts around St. Louis, and one of the home layouts you can tour during the NMRA National Convention. Marc Simpson shows us how he kitbashed a trio of Canadian National lightweight Geeps, while Matt Hankins demonstrates how he scratchbuilt a unique commerical block for his mid-century model railroad. Jim Coady combines an old commercial kit with modern 3D printed parts to create a unique model of a side-dump rock car. Enjoy modeling tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

New Quad-Door Greenville 86-foot High Cube Boxcars from Tangent

New Quad-Door Greenville 86-foot High Cube Boxcars from Tangent

This Tangent model is the industry’s first “high-detail” 86’ quad door auto parts car system in HO scale. 


Joe Visintine’s East Bluff Terminal

Joe Visintine’s East Bluff Terminal

Joe Visintine’s HO scale East Bluff Terminal model railroad is based on the urban switching districts around St. Louis.


Scratchbuild a City Block on a Slope

Scratchbuild a City Block on a Slope

This commerical block in the author’s HO scale Patapsco Falls is inspired by the architecture of Baltimore and the surrounding cities.


Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars

Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars

The latest release from Micro-Trains is a pair of ex-Reading 50-foot boxcars patched for Conrail.


WalthersProto EMD FP7 Locomotive

WalthersProto EMD FP7 Locomotive

WalthersProto has released a model of one of the most iconic North American diesel locomotives: The FP7.


The Original Hotshots

The Original Hotshots

Long before fast-flying Z trains, the milk train was the original hotshot.


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