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54 What’s next? by Christopher P. D’Amato
What’s in store for railroads and model railroading during the next
25 years? It seems an appropriate question as RMC celebrates its
75th Anniversary this month.
48 Specific date modeling by Jack Burgess
What equipment is used and how a model is detailed can help set
the time period and tell a story on a layout.
89 Using the National Archives as a modeling resource: Pt. I by
David G. Lambert
The National Archives has thousands of railroad documents. Here is
how you can access the material and what you are likely to find.
56 Modeling a C&NW Alco slug set by Dennis Eggert
The C&NW’s Alco C-425’s lacked dynamic brakes, had small fuel
tanks and snowplows on the front pilots. Join us for a look at how
to modify an Atlas model to reflect the North Western’s units.
76 Scratchbuilder’s corner: Road trip! by Bob Walker
Sometimes getting away from your railroad can actually improve
your modeling. Trips to conventions and to various locations for
field research can often lead to new modeling ideas.
78 Prototype weathering on a CR covered hopper by Mike Rose
Mike Rose shows how he tackles building one of Rail Yard Model’s
beautiful new HO scale cast resin kits.
74 Scratchbuilding a country depot by Don Spiro
This modeling project was inspired by a photo of the Rutland
Railway’s South Shaftsbury, Vermont, depot.
95 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Delivery trucks by Walt Muren HO scale Mini Metal trucks can be kitbashed in a variety of ways.
110 A trackplan for the Woodstock Rwy. by Otto Vondrak
This layout design is based on a steam-era Vermont shortline.
66 Motive Power’s MP36 and the MPXpress locomotive family by
Preston Cook and Richard M. Stegner, Jr.
These modern diesel-electric locomotives are meeting the needs of
transit agencies across the country.
100 The Woodstock Railway by Robert C. Jones
This long-abandoned Vermont shortline ceased operations just after
the first issue of The Model Craftsman hit the newsstands, but with
its small engines and big dreams it would make a great modeling
subject even today, 75 years after its demise.