June 2008

June 2008
June 2008
Item# RMC-Jun2008

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44 A Pelham perspective by Al Westerfield After 25 years of supplying kits to modelers, Al Westerfield turns his attention to building his own layout and that means researching the rail lines of his childhood home in the Bronx.

46 Changes: 1955, 1979 by Fred Lagno Travel back with us on an HO scale layout to western Maryland, first in 1955 and then in 1979, as the author reflects on the love of trains he shared with his late uncle.


57 Fast evergreen forests by Patricia Maxwell If you need a forest of evergreens, here are a few different ways that you can make all the trees you’ll need.

61 The enduring Philadelphia row house by Ron Hoess Holdovers from another era, industrial cities of the Northeast and beyond still have miles and miles of streets lined with these utilitarian brick homes.

69 Modeling an HO scale PRR Fairbanks-Morse C-Liner by Kris Kollar With the addition of a few details, a Life-Like model takes on a real Pennsy look.

75 Modifying the NorthWest Short Line Riveter by Alan Mende Adding a moveable fence makes this valuable tool more flexible.

78 Hiding flat car weights by Jack Burgess The author has come up with a new and very simple solution to an old problem.

80 Scratchbuilder’s Corner: Stonework walls by Bob Walker On a layout, stone buildings aren’t really stone.

82 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Modeling C&S No. 68, Pt. II by Harry Brunk Harry Brunk finishes up his explanation of how he kitbashed an HOn3 model of a Colorado & Southern 2-8-0 using a Precision Scale Company D&RGW C-16 kit.

88 Essential Freight Cars: 42. Modeling Spencer Kellogg 231: a Standard Tank Car tanker by Ted Culotta Using an upcoming kit from Southern Car & Foundry, the author models a classic tank car in HO scale.