AUGUST 2021:  Tim Nicholson takes us to suburban Philadelphia on his beautiful HO scale layout depicting St. Martins station, hosting Pennsylvania Railroad trains of the 1950s as well as modern SEPTA operations of the 2010s. Scott Lupia details and upgrades a Conrail NW2 switcher in HO, whilel Patrick Lawson shows us how he scratchbuilt a model of a beehive sawdust burner for a lumber mill. Jim Hertzog explains how visible staging yards helped enhance his operations, and Dale Smith builds a gallows style turntable in S scale. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the August issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Micro-Trains Releases Conrail/Reading 50’ Boxcars in N scale

Micro-Trains Releases Conrail/Reading 50’ Boxcars in N scale

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


Rush Hour at St. Martins: PRR and SEPTA Commuter Action

Rush Hour at St. Martins: PRR and SEPTA Commuter Action

An Australian modeler recreates exciting Pennsylvania Railroad (and SEPTA) electric commuter train action on a shelf layout built in a spare bedroom.


Detail and Upgrade a Conrail NW2 in HO

Detail and Upgrade a Conrail NW2 in HO

Scott Lupia takes a stock Walthers EMD NW2 and details it to match a member of Conrail’s classic fleet of switchers from the early 1990s.


Scenic Details from All Scale Miniatures

Scenic Details from All Scale Miniatures

All Scale Miniatures has truly filled a niche for accurate, modern, miniature details that modelers can use to enhance many scenes.


InterMountain Railway General Electric Tier 4 GEVO ET44AC and ET44C4

InterMountain Railway General Electric Tier 4 GEVO ET44AC and ET44C4

InterMountain has now released a second production of their Tier 4 Evolution locomotives reflecting the latest physical changes seen on the prototype. 


Sounds Good

Sounds Good

Scott Williamson says even just adding the sound of a crossing gate to your layout can bring a whole new level of realism to your modeling. 


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