FEBRUARY 2022:  We’re headed back to upstate New York in the mid-1990s to follow a local short line interchanging with Conrail at Onondaga Yard outside of Syracuse, N.Y. The Minoa & Euclid only has a handful of customers, but the round trip to the interchange is anything but simple. Rick DeCandido explains how he set up staging for his freelanced New York Central steam era engine terminal layout, while Steve Lasher turns an old Tyco kit into a detailed model of an interlocking tower. Will Lawrence kitbashes a modern sodium chlorate car, while Charls Gendron paints and details a VIA Rail P42 in a colorful design. Enjoy modeling tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the February issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

More PS 4785 Covered Hoppers from ScaleTrains

More PS 4785 Covered Hoppers from ScaleTrains

Now available from ScaleTrains is a new production of their HO scale “Rivet Counter” series Pullman-Standard PS 4785 covered hopper in a variety of paint schemes.


Minoa & Euclid Interchange Run

Minoa & Euclid Interchange Run

Follow along as an upstate New York short line interchanges with Conrail’s busy Onondaga Cutoff in the 1990s.


Kitbashed Tower for East Syracuse

Kitbashed Tower for East Syracuse

An old Tyco kit is modified to look like a typical New York Central interlocking tower by modifying the wall sections and adding key details.


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 Story of Interchange

The Story of Interchange

How about, instead of using interchange tracks to ship and receive random freight cars, we use them to tell a story?


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