Railroad Model Craftsman March 2023


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90 Years of PerspectiveSpecial — Past editors reflect on the evolution of 90 years of hobby history through the pages of RMC.

The Legendary Virginian & Ohioby Otto M. Vondrak — Allen McClelland’s HO scale empire pioneered many concepts still employed today.

Build an Alco C-415 from a 3D Printby Dan Lewis, MMR — Detailed 3D-printed shells can help you produce models of rare prototypes.

90 Years of Craftsman HistoryStaff Special — When it comes to model trains, we did it fi rst, and nine decades later, we still do it best.

“Hand Up” Orders to Your Crewsby Ken Harstine — Deploy USB receipt printers around your layout to send train orders to your crews.

Scratchbuilt Freelanced Coal Shedby Wayne Wesolowski — Casting parts in resin saves time in constructing this coal dealer’s shed.

Trackplan from Simulation to Realityby Robert Mountenay and Nick Ozorak — How two modelers approached the same track plan in a digital simulation and in real-life construction.


Boomer Trail: Cocoa Beach

Branch Line on a Shelf

Collector Consist

Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers

Diverging Pointsby Jason Shron

Editor's Notebookby Otto M. Vondrak

Index of Advertisers

Perspectiveby Tony Koester, Bill Schaumburg, Chris P. D'Amato, and Stephen Priest

Rail Books • Book news and reviews

Receiving Yard

Safety Valve

Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Aurora Miniatures GMD SD60F ‘Draper-Taper’ product review

Test Track • by George Riley — Walthers Build-A-World: Northwoods Retreat product review

Test Track • by Dan Munson — Home Shops/Tangent Scale Models Virginian & Ohio Company Service Tank Cars product review


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