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DECEMBER 2016: Explore rail fan Paul Brennecke's Grand Road N-scale layout, a mainline set on the western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. David Yadock scratch builds a stone roundhouse, John Riddell examines CP Rail's 1929-built steel boxcars, Dr. Nicholas S. Muff presents detailed plans for the MKT depot in Boonville, Mo., and much more in the December issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Railroad Model Craftsman - December 2016

Volume 85, Number 12

This Month's Features

Modeling Alleyways • by Richard E. Bradley
A modeler’s processes for creating realistic city alleyways.

CP Rail 1929-Built Boxcars • by John Riddell
Historic photographs and history of these fascinating 40-foot cars.

Boonville, MO Depot • by Dr. Nick Muff 
A study including drawings of this historic structure on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas.

Building a Roundhouse • by David Yadock
Scratchbuilding a stone roundhouse using linoleum and some ingenuity.

The Grand Road • by Paul Brennecke
Railfanning a beautifully scenicked current-era N-scale railroad.

Non-Flicker Lighting • by William E Botkin and Victor Hand
Electronic circuitry to keep passenger car lighting constant.

Canadian National Rail-loading Flat • by Andrew Castle
Modifying an Atlas flatcar to match a CN prototype.



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Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track - Product reviews by Tony Cook

Scratchbuilder's Corner/Bob Walker

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