JUNE 2024: While Detroit, Toledo & Ironton faded into the history books in 1983, Shaun Guzman-Thacker has revived this interesting Midwestern line as a modern regional railroad in HO scale. James Kinkaid returns with scale drawings of Northern Pacific drop-bottom gondolas, while Andrew Castle upgrades and weathers a former Algoma Central SD40-2. Trevor Marshall models an interesting lineside mill in S scale, while Andrew Nelson demonstrates his techniques for building strong, modular benchwork for multi-deck layouts. All this and more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

June 2024

Vol. 93/No. 6


The Modern Detroit, Toledo & Ironton

by SHAUN GUZMAN-THACKER — Reimagining this favorite fallen fl ag as a modern regional railroad in HO.

Northern Pacific Steel Drop-Bottom Gons

by JAMES KINKAID — Scale drawings of unusual drop-bottom gondolas that lasted into Burlington Northern.

Steam Era Industry: Leedham Mill

by TREVOR MARSHALL — An interesting lineside customer that grew over time, scratchbuilt in S scale.

Upgrade and Weather an Algoma Central SD40-2

by ANDREW CASTLE — These units were patched and put to work by new owner Wisconsin Central in 1995.

Tiered, Portable Benchwork

by ANDREW S. NELSON — Simple techniques for building strong benchwork for multi-deck layouts.

Vacuum-Formed Pole Sign in HO

by ROSS POLLARD — An advanced technique to replicate modern roadside commercial signage.


Safety Valve – Letters from our readers

Receiving Yard – Product and industry news compile by Harry K. Wong

Test Track – Product Reviews

Railbooks – Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable – Scheduled events and notices


Rapido Kitbashing Award

Craftsman Workshop

Collector Consist

Painting & Weathering

Company Photographer

Diverging Points – Opinion by Jason Shron

Editor’s Notebook- Commentary by Otto M. Vondrak

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