Railroad Model Craftsman September 2017


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Big Sound For A Burro • by Trevor Marshall — Installing DCC with sound in an S-Scale burro crane.

A Brick Factory • by Thomas Oxnard, MMR — Using various materials and methods to scratchbuild an interesting factory.

DTTX 48-foot Skirted Wellcar • by Jonny Barnstorf — Scratchbuilding a unique intermodal wellcar.

Bistable Reed Switches • by Ken Harstine — Using a simple magnetic switch to control internal electronics.

B.A.P.M. 2017 • by Harry K. Wong — RMC visits the Bay Area prototype modelers meet.

Temporary Backdrops • by Mike McGinley — Building two-sided backdrops to enhance model photography.


Editor's Notebookby Stephen Priest

Look Both Waysby Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato


Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award • by Edward O’Rourke

RMC Perspectiveby Nick Muff, MD

RMC Timetable • Scheduled events and notices

Scratchbuilder's Workshop • by Bob Walker

Test Track • by Tony Cook — Product reviews

Advertising Index

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

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