OCTOBER 2021:  Great Northern and Northern Pacific team up to haul heavy traffic over Dean Ferris’ N scale proto-freelanced joint line set in Eastern Oregon in 1969. James Kinkaid returns with scale drawings of Pullman-Standard puplwood cars built for KCS, while Marc Simpson shows us how he kitbashed a Belt Railway of Chicago Alco C-424 in HO scale. We ride along with the local crew on Clark Propst’s Minneapolis & St. Louis Story City Branch, while Scott Thornton demonstrates an easy technique for making working EOT flashers for your modern freight cars. Enjoy modeling tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the October issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Athearn Offers Sneak Peek of New Products

Athearn Offers Sneak Peek of New Products

Athearn recently shared a preview of some of its upcoming projects, including an SW1500 and AC4400.


The N Scale Oregon Joint Line

The N Scale Oregon Joint Line

Great Northern and Northern Pacific team up to haul heavy traffic over a proto-freelanced joint line operation through Eastern Oregon in 1969.


Make Your Own Flashing EOT

Make Your Own Flashing EOT

Why not add flashing removable end-of-train (EOT) devices to several of your modern freight cars? It’s not as difficult as you may think.


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.


Walthers Post War Prefab ‘Cracker Box’ House Kit

Walthers Post War Prefab ‘Cracker Box’ House Kit

Designed to house veterans returning from the Second World War, these 600-square-foot single-story structures were common in the 1950s and 1960s.


Era-Swapping with Structures

Era-Swapping with Structures

As time went on and I became interested in modeling more than one era and railroad. Structures made that possible.


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