38 Perspective: UP’s Big Boy on the move by Bob Miller
When the Union Pacific announced that it was going to restore one of its legendary Big Boy steam locomotives, the first thing that they had to do was move it from the fairgrounds where it had been on display.
40 Visiting the NPSF by Nicolo Platas
While this modern-day HO scale railroad inhabits a basement not far from New York City, it is set in the Southwest and is heavily influenced by the Santa Fe and BNSF.
52 2014 Cocoa Beach RPM meet by William C. Schamburg
The fine modeling that showed up at the Cocoa Beach RPM meet proves that not everyone who goes to Florida in the wintertime does it for the sun and sand.
58 Adding timetable and train order control to the Columbia & Western: Pt. II by Mark Dance; with photos by Timothy Horton
We conclude our two-part series on operations on the N scale C&W with a look at some of the paperwork and a run over the line.
56 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing a homegrown electric loco by Robert Boyd
Two Model Die Casting boxcab diesel shells were combined with a Bachmann Baby Train Master chassis to create this freelanced, HO scale model. It was finished off with a variety of detail parts.
66 Modeling the inside, outside by Chuck Diljak
This finished model consists of just a foundation, some joists and a rusting hoist. It’s part of a mining scene on the author’s layout.
70 Scratchbuilder’s Corner: Gathering ideas by Bob Walker
When it comes to gathering information for a project, preparation and persistence are the foundation of good modeling.
72 Scratchbuilding a Shay: A case study in obsessive-compulsive detailing by Alan Mende
What started out as an HO scale kitbashing project slowly grew into a scratchbuilt Shay.
47 An air force base railroad by Joseph Kreiss
California’s McClellen Air Force Base has been closed and turned into an industrial park, but at one time it was an important part of the military’s infrastructure and even had its own railroad.