N Scale Railroading’s current March/April 2011 issue is on newstands now, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you’re missing another great mix of N scale features.

In particular, Scott Lupia’s article on modeling Erie Lackawana baggage cars from the Wheels of Time Harriman baggage car caught our eye.  You see, one of the passenger trains on the workbench here at Model:160 is NKP’s #6, which regularly included E-L head end equipment.  And we lazily picked up a WoT baggage in E-L colors to run in the train since it had the right look.  Now that Scott did the research and showed us everything that needs to be rearranged to model a proper E-L baggage car, we don’t know if we can settle for the stock model anymore. Thanks a lot Scott!

Even if you don’t need an E-L baggage car, the techniques Scott features, including another great application of Archer rivet decals, can be used on numerous other projects.

Also in this issue is an autorack kitbash by Tony Hammes, a neat lighting installation by Flash Blackman, a refreshed staging yard by Bill Denton, a MOW train by Richard Tomason, and N scale in the garden by the man himself Kirk Reddie.

Oh, and we almost forgot the layout feature that everyone looks forward to each month… this month is UP’s Cascade Subdivision as modeled by Mark Letisco!  Mark made unbelievable progress in a few short years, and the coverage in NSR is great.