RMC Extra Board
Welcome to Craftsman Extra Board! This section is updated periodically with short features contributed by our readers, as well as some recent favorites straight from the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman. Check back as we continue to add new articles!
February 11, 2016
A famous O. Winston Link photograph provided the inspiration for this HO scale diorama constructed for an exhibit at the George Eastman House by the RIT Model Railroad Club.
January 5, 2016
Charles A. Penn was editor and publisher of Railroad Model Craftsman from 1933 through 1963, when he turned the reins over to Hal Carstens.
December 20, 2015
These five easy projects made use of a readily available inexpensive kit for their basis. Only a few additional items were added to change the character and use of each model.
June 1, 2015
New England offers a lot to model railway enthusiasts, and the home teams were well-represented at the 2015 New England/Northeast RPM Meet in Collinsville, Conn.
August 20, 2013
You can make your own chain link fence to fit any size lot on your model railroad. The author holds up a completed section of fence prior to painting which he made from simple brass rod nylon tulle.
April 27, 2013
Collector Consist columnist Keith Wills recalls a day-long trip into New York City to visit famous model train showrooms and hobby shops at mid-century.
May 10, 2012
Model railroads are an exercise in compromise. We cannot always include every feature and every length of track we wish to include. This is one of the reasons short lines make good candidates for model railroads!
September 10, 2010
The NMRA Library has more than 100,000 images, negatives, slides, plans and drawings, and only a handful have ever been seen by NMRA members because it would have entailed making a personal trip to Headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to flip through the files.
May 16, 2010
Easy to make masks from strip styrene helps make painting structure walls with cast-in details much easier and cleaner to finish.