Railroad Model Craftsman June 2021 - Southern Pacific's Shasta Route
Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route
by Otis McGee — From Redding to Klamath Falls on a detailed HO scale layout designed by John Armstrong.
Boomer Trail Special: Amtrak’s 50th
We celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary with a special gallery of models submitted by our readers.
Reading XLL Boxcars
by Bobb Losse, Sr. — This fleet of 50 boxcars built by Berwick in 1972 for Reading is just now retired.
Illinois Tech Club Expands
by Daniel Rappoport — Students model urban Chicago scenes on their newest Free-mo modules.
Build a Swing Gate for your Layout
by Bill Schopf — A fully-scenicked swing gate makes a sturdy and elegant entrance into the layout room.
Modeling Realistic Timber Ties
by Mike McGinley — Careful attention to color and texture will make your track look more realistic.
Gently Upgrade a Classic 0-4-0
by Bill Gill — Replacing a few key details helps the appearance of a 30-year-old Mantua “Pony” 0-4-0.
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