Railroad Model Craftsman March 2000


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Special Features:

Perspective: Your eyes can fool youby David Lustig — Thanks to the historical preservation movement, it is quite possible to see remnants of yesterday's railroading side-by-side with today's modern equipment.

A visit to the CNY-MODby Michael Wood — Judging by their work, the members of The Central New York Modelers of Distinction live up to their name - just take a look at their HO modules.

Donn Tolley's Virginia & Truckeeby Brett Barker and Bob Felton — This HO scale layout is set in the mining region of Nevada during the 1800's and features plenty of railroading and western action.

Brickyard railroad: A modern industrial narrow gaugeby Edward H. Case — A small industrial railroad of this sort could easily be included on a larger layout.


Conrail's original beast - the SD45-2by Dan Bourque — An Athearn chassis, a Rail Power Products shell and plenty of Cannon & Co. parts were used to make this good-looking HO model.

Modeling waterby Dave Connery and Brad Lloyd — Here is a look at some of the methods that can be used to replicate water on a layout, along with some suggestions on their use.

Modeling weathered concreteby Doug Hole — A little paint or chalk dust is all that you need to give your concrete structures an aged look.

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A CB&Q-style combine-cabooseby Kenneth Martin — This prototypically based HO model combines parts from an MDC Overton coach and a wooden caboose kit.

Installing a pivot plate in a hidden yardby Fred Headon — Here is an ingenious device that allows for additional operation in areas where space is at a premium.

Building a parcel distribution centerby Frank Cicero — If you are looking for a modern building that can serve as a TOFC destination point, then you'll want to check out this article.


Lehigh Valley's Depression-era 40-foot boxcarby Eric Neubauer — The Lehigh Valley built 1,350 of these cars at its Sayre shops.


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Collector Consist • The Giant of Nuremberg Part II by Keith Wills

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Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Dispatcher's Report • Product and industry news

Editor's Notebookby William C. Schaumburg

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Notes on an Old Timetable• Editorial by Harold H Carstens

Railbooks • Book news and reviews

RMC Timetable • Scheduled events and notices

Safety Valve • Letters from our readers

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