JULY 2021:  This month we visit David Parks’ expansive HO scale model railroad which combines Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland Railway operations around Cumberland, Md., in 1953. James Kinkaid returns with scale drawings of Greenville woodchip hippers, while M.R. Snell paints and details two second-hand units pressed into Norfolk Southern service. Our editorial staff teams up to bring you an RMC Layout Design Clinic centered around the small terminal at North Conway, N.H. Enjoy scenery tips and techniques, product news and reviews, and more in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

July 2021

Vol. 90/No. 7


Cumberland West

by David Parks — This expansive HO scale layout combines Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland Railway operations around Cumberland, Md., in 1953.

Greenville Wood Chip Hoppers

by James Kinkaid — Designed and built by Greenville Steel Car Co. between 1962 and 1966, these oversize open hoppers could be found all over the Southeast.

A Model Terminal: North Conway

by Justin Franz and Otto Vondrak — This small terminal on Boston & Maine’s Conway Branch has many features attractive to model railroaders.

Modeling Modern Secondhand Engines

by M. R. Snell — Some minor modifi cations and carefully placed paint patches can help you replicate Norfolk Southern’s modern secondhand locomotives.

Make Your Own Static Grass Applicators

by Scott Thornton — It’s easy to make your own applicators, and experiment with different voltages.

Simple Car Stands for Repair Tracks

by Wayne Wesolowski — Found wherever freight cars are repaired, these simple steel and wood car stands can be built in an evening or two.


Safety Valve – Letters from our readers

Receiving Yard – Product and industry news

Test Track – Product Reviews

Railbooks – Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable – Scheduled events and notices


Dremel Kitbashing Award

Craftsman Workshop

Diverging Points/Jason Shron

Editor’s Notebook – Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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