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Railroad Model Craftsman March 2017


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Bob’s Barber Shop • by Dr. Geoff Bunza — Geoff demonstrates how to add animation and lighting to a barber shop.

Kaw Valley Line • by Mike Fyten and Dan Munson — A beautiful S-scale prairie layout built for operations.

Rock Island Commuter • by Alvin Ho — Building a Rock Island commuter train in N scale using available models.

Athearn 86-foot Boxcars • by Harry K. Wong — Reworking Athearn 86-foot auto parts cars for enhanced appearance and operation.

Alco FA-1 and FA-2 • by Bob Losse — A look at the other cab four-axle cab unit: the Alco FAs.


Editor's Notebookby Stephen Priest

Receiving Yard

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

RMC Timetable • Scheduled events and notices

RMC Perspective • by Carl Graves

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato

Scratchbuilder's Workshop • by Bob Walker

Test Track • by Tony Cook — Product reviews

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Dick Karnes

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Advertising Index

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