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APRIL 2015: Boston & Maine diesels layover at the small engine service facility in Westboro, New Hampshire, on George Dutka's HO scale layout. Inside this month you'll find great scratchbuilding, kitbashing, and detailing articles, as well as great layout tours and operating techniques. Look for it all in the April edition of Railroad Model Craftsman!
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Railroad Model Craftsman - April 2015

Volume 84, Number 4

This Month's Features

34 Great Falls Depot/Dan Lewis, MMR
Scratchbuilding a historic Milwaukee Road depot in N scale – Part 2

48 Yardmaster's Office/Tom Troughton, MMR
Scratchbuilding a small wood structure for your layout

54 Black Creek Railroad/Jim Vail
A close look at operations on a busy narrow gauge layout

62 Kitbashing Hoppers/Larry Cannon, MMR
A fun Athearn blue box kit conversion, perfect for that first kitbash project

64 Diesel Servicing/George Dutka
Adding a small diesel servicing facility to an existing layout

68 Long Island Rail Road 4-6-0/Gary Butts
Recreating an LIRR G5s from a Roundhouse kit in HO scale

 

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Railroad Model CraftsmanGary Butts heavily modified an old Roundhouse kit to represent a Pennsylvania Railroad-built class G5s assigned to the Long Island Rail Road. The story begins on page 68.

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