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JULY-OCTOBER 2014: WE'RE BACK! Heading to your mailbox and your local hobby shop is the special July-October issue of RMC! Dennis Eggert shows us how he kitbashed Stewart and Atlas components to produce a Penn Central U25B. Louis Gomes uses a Walthers parlor car to create a model of a B&O A-21 coach. We visit the Litchfield Train Group's large HO scale model railroad. All this and more in the July-October RMC!

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Railroad Model Craftsman - July-October 2014

Volume 83, Numbers 2-5

This Month's Features

Special features

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.


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Dispatchers Report - Product and industry news

Railbooks - Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable - Scheduled events and notices

Test Track - Product reviews

Collector Consist/Keith Wills

Editors Notebook - Commentary by Chris D'Amato

On The Cover

Railroad Model CraftsmanNormally a Chicago & Northwestern modeler, Dennis Eggert turned his attention east and built an HO scale model of a Penn Central U25B to use in run-through service on his railroad. His project shows what can be done to improve a 1980s vintage model and provided him with several evenings of modeling pleasure.
Photograph by Dennis Eggert.

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