38 Perspective: The bricks have it by Charles Monte Verde
The former DL&W railroad station in Mt. Morris, N.Y., has stood for over 100 years and in that time more than a few people have carved their names or initials into the bricks as they have passed by.
40 Litchfield Train Group by Lonnie Bathurst
Set in the midwest, this large HO scale, diesel-era layout was designed to be shared with visitors and is often open for public viewing.
48 From parlor car to coach: The B&O A-21 coach by Louis Gomes
A Walthers parlor car was the starting point for this kitbashed model of a coach, which the B&O had converted from a parlor car.
55 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award:
Modeling a Penn Central U25B by Dennis Eggert
This HO scale kitbash combines Stewart and Atlas components to produce a great model of a 1960s diesel.
60 Temporary scenery by Jim Martin
An unfinished module or layout scene doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb.
62 Modeling back stairs by Richard E. Bradley
An often overlooked detail on model structures, back stairs are too common to ignore.
67 Modeling a transit mixer by Montford Switzer
Whether it’s out on the highway, at a construction site, or parked at a trackside ready-mix concrete plant, these trucks can make a nice addition to a layout.
73 Improving electrical pickup on a model steam engine by Bernd Fanghanel
Adding additional electrical pickups can improve a locomotive’s performance.
70 Scratchbuilder’s Corner: Notes for new scratchbuilders by Bob Walker
Scratchbuilding need not be a complicated affair, as this small wood structure illustrates.