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JUNE 2014: From Bill Schaumburg's coverage of the Valley Forge RPM meet to our cover story on Dave Lawler's beautiful Ontario Southern Railway, there is lots of modeling in the June issue of RMC. Scott Lupia shows how he kitbashed a SCL E7 B-unit to go with his model of SCL 501, which was featured last month, Tom Troughton scratchbuilds a boiler flue rack based on the one the D&RGW used at the Durango roundhouse and the RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award goes to a clever model of a fire-damaged enginehouse. . All this and more in the June issue of RMC!

Railroad Model Craftsman - June 2014

Volume 83, Number 1

This Month's Features

Special features

38 Perspective: The Human Element by Karl Zimmermann
You cannot run a railroad without people. Whether they are part of a train crew or working in some other capacity, the human element is essential when it comes to railroading.

40 Visiting Dave Lawler’s Ontario Southern Railway by Dave Lawler; with photos by David Williams
This beautiful model railroad, which will be featured on the upcoming NMRA national convention tour, captures the look and feel of railroading across the Canadian Shield during the steam era.

54 2014 Valley Forge RPM Meet by William C. Schaumburg
A host of interesting N, HO and O scale modeling projects were on display at this year’s meet.


46 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Fire-damaged enginehouse by Louis Gomes
A variety of commercial castings, including a tunnel portal and a retaining wall, were used to construct this eye-catching model of an enginehouse that has burned down.

49 Modeling a Seaboard Coast Line E7B by Scott Lupia
This HO scale E7 B-unit is a perfect companion for the model of Seaboard Coast Line No. 501 that we featured last month.

58 Scratchbuilding a boiler flue storage rack by Tom Troughton
This simple model is based on the flue rack the D&RGW built next to its roundhouse in Durango, Colorado.

70 Scratchbuilder’s Corner: Colors and textures, Part II by Bob Walker
This month we continue the discussion on various ways to achieve subtle variations in color on the layout.

72 Building laminated sub-roadbed on a flat surface by Richard Todd
With the lower deck already completed using polyiso foam board, it took a little ingenuity to add an upper deck.


62 The Great Northern’s plywood boxcars by Staffan Ehnbom; with drawings by Jim Kinkaid
With wartime restrictions on the use of steel, in 1944 the Great Northern turned to plywood for use as a siding material on boxcars.


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Railroad Model CraftsmanA short work train passes along the cliff overlooking Muskoka Wharf on Dave Lawler’s HO scale Ontario Southern layout. PHOTO BY DAVID WILLIAMS

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