Railroad Model Craftsman July-Oct 2014
Perspective: The bricks have it • by Charles Monte Verde — The former DL&W railroad station in Mt. Morris, N.Y., has stood for more than 100 years, and in that time, more than a few people have carved their names or initials into the bricks as they have passed by.
Litchfield Train Group • by Lonnie Bathurst — Set in the Midwest, this large HO-scale, diesel-era layout was designed to be shared with visitors and is often open for public viewing.
From parlor car to coach: The B&O A-21 coach • by Louis Gomes — A Walthers parlor car was the starting point for this kitbashed model of a coach, which the B&O had converted from a parlor car.
RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Modeling a Penn Central U25B • by Dennis Eggert — This HO-scale kitbash combines Stewart and Atlas components to produce a great model of a 1960s diesel.
Temporary scenery • by Jim Martin — An unfinished module or layout scene doesn't have to stick out like a sore thumb.
Modeling back stairs • by Richard E. Bradley — An often overlooked detail on model structures, back stairs are too common to ignore.
Modeling a transit mixer • by Montford Switzer — Whether it's out on the highway, at a construction site, or parked at a trackside ready-mix concrete plant, these trucks can make a nice addition to a layout.
Improving electrical pickup on a model steam engine • by Bernd Fanghanel — Adding additional electrical pickups can improve a locomotive's performance.
Scratchbuilder's Corner: Notes for new scratchbuilders • by Bob Walker — Scratchbuilding need not be a complicated affair, as this small wood structure illustrates.
Safety Valve — Letters from our readers
Dispatcher's Report — Product and industry news
Railbooks — Book news and reviews
RMC Timetable — Scheduled events and notices
Test Track — Product reviews
Collector Consist • by Keith Wills and Gordon H. Geiger — Added play value
Editor's Notebook • by Christopher P. D'Amato
Classified Ads — Commercial listings
Dealer Directory — Recommended hobby dealers