ATTENTION! It was brought to our attention that a number of subscribers received the incorrect publication for the December issue. No action is required by you at this time. If you subscribe to Railroad Model Craftsman or Railfan & Railroad, and received the incorrect magazine you will receive the correct publication later this month. They are currently being re-printed and will be distributed in the next few weeks. There is no need to return the magazine you received by mistake. Thank for your continued interest in our publications and we apologize for the inconvenience. Wishing you all the best this holiday season, The White River Productions team

Railroad Model Craftsman October 2017

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Wood Passenger Car • by Tom Griffiths, MMR — Scratchbuild a heavyweight wood-bodied passenger car in plastic.

MKT Kansas City South • by Dan Munson — A visit to Mike McLain’s impressive MKT railroad in HO scale.

Building Craftsman Kits II • by David Capron, MMR — Tips and tricks for building structures.

Early GN 50-foot Boxcars • by Ted Fandel — Drawings, text, and images featuring gn 40100–40299 50-foot boxcars.

Scale Throwbars • by Trevor Marshall — Creating scale throwbars for the ultimate in turnout realism.


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 Steve Jackobs

RMC Perspectiveby Sammy Carlisle

RMC Timetable • Scheduled events and notices

Scratchbuilder's Workshop • by Bob Walker

Test Track — Rapido Trains RDC

Advertising Index

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers