DECEMBER 2022:  This month we visit two modelers taking different approaches to modeling the same line. Steve Mallery models helper operations over Keating Summit in the late Pennsylvania Railroad era, while Ken McCorry tackles the same subject in the Penn Central Era. Phil Monat takes us on a tour, and then follows up with an analysis of both. Kinzer Hurt shows us how he scratchbuild a compressed model of a modern Florida warehouse in styrene, while Jeff Carlson takes some inexpensive models to build a Burlington wedge snowplow. Enjoy modeling tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the December issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Rapido Delivers HO Scale Procor 5820 Covered Hoppers

Rapido Delivers HO Scale Procor 5820 Covered Hoppers

Designed expressly to haul plastic pellets, Procor built these large 5820 cubic foot four-bay covered hoppers between 1976 and 1990 for service all over North America.


Ken McCorry’s Penn Central Buffalo Line

Ken McCorry’s Penn Central Buffalo Line

Penn Central-era operations on the Buffalo Line over Keating Summit are represented on this barn-sized HO scale empire.


Steve Mallery’s PRR Buffalo Line

Steve Mallery’s PRR Buffalo Line

Steve Mallery’s layout captures late-era Pennsylvania Railroad operations from Harrisburg over Keating Summit to Buffalo in HO scale.


Bachmann Trains’ Siemens Mobility ALC-42 Charger Locomotive

Bachmann Trains’ Siemens Mobility ALC-42 Charger Locomotive

Amtrak’s new ALC-42 long-distance service locomotives went into service in early 2022. Now Bachmann is offering a model of the new locomotives in HO scale.


Rapido Trains’ Later Phase F40PH

Rapido Trains’ Later Phase F40PH

This latest release from Rapido Trains represents their third production of HO scale F40PH locomotives. Earlier runs featured Phase I F40PHs, Canadian VIA F40PH-2Ds, and F40 “Cabbage” car conversions.


Honoring Friendships

Honoring Friendships

There are many ways to honor friends and family members who have passed on our layouts, writes Trevor Marshall.


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