RMC Perspective

Welcome to RMC Perspective, where we explore the hobby and philospohy of model railroading from a variety of points of view.

Track and Time

March 17, 2021

Track and Time

Maintenance of Way operations go largely unnoticed in the world of scale modeling. But John Brahaney wanted to change that.

A Layout Inside a Layout

March 1, 2021

A Layout Inside a Layout

David Richter came up with a unique way to improve operations on his O scale layout: He built another one.

Layout For a Cause

February 17, 2021

Layout For a Cause

A group of modelers in Montana’s Flathead Valley donated their time to build a model railroad for a newly-built children’s hospital.

Old King Coal

December 18, 2020

Old King Coal

Railroads used coal to fuel locomotives, many homes were still heated with it, and many power plants and heavy industries depended on it.

The Last Logging Railroad

November 15, 2020

The Last Logging Railroad

Logging roads have long been a favorite subject for railroad photographers and modelers alike.

Train Your Brain

November 10, 2020

Train Your Brain

Perhaps one of the secrets to keeping our minds young involves operating sessions where we perform railroad jobs on our model empires?

A Sense of Time and Place

October 15, 2020

A Sense of Time and Place

Building an HO scale diorama of a key scene along the New York, Susquehanna & Western was fueled by childhood memories of railroading in New Jersey.

New Life for an Old Layout

September 15, 2020

New Life for an Old Layout

Bob Whetham turned an old 3-rail train set into an HO scale layout after his daughter lost interest in model railroading.