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JULY 2015: A Santa Fe EMD F45 pulls down the yard lead at Centralia, Mo., on Stephen Priest's freelanced St. Louis Division. Stephen Priest offers some ideas for tracking your DCC installations. We tour a detailed Pennsylvania Railroad-themed O scale 3-three layout. All this and more in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Railroad Model Craftsman - July 2015

Volume 84, Number 7

This Month's Features

40 Two Brass Tanks /Larry Canaday
Building a pair of unique steam locomotives from brass flat kits

46 Tracking Your DCC/Stephen M. Priest, MMR
Thoughts on identifying and managing decoders installed in your motive power

48 Yard Building/Jim Molloy
Scratchbuilding a yard building board by board

54 Pennsylvania & Western /Bob Bartizek
Visit an amazing 3-rail O scale Pennsylvania Railroad layout set in the late steam era

64 Bicentennial Scheme/Matt Snell
Creating a believable fictitious Bicentennial paint scheme for the Chesapeake, Wheeling & Erie

72 Photographic Backdrops/John Fruth
How to use your digital camera to create background buildings


Editors Notebook - Commentary by Stephen M. Priest

Postmarks - Letters from our readers

Receiving Yard - Product and industry news

Railbooks - Book news and reviews

Craftsman Timetable - Scheduled events and notices

Look Both Ways - Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track - Product reviews

Scratchbuilder's Corner - by Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

On The Cover

Railroad Model CraftsmanA Pennsylvania Railroad M1a takes a turn on the Annville turntable prior to departing with a train. RMC tours this great railroad starting on page 54.

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