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MAY 2016: A westbound stack train leaves Amarillo, Texas, behind as the 891 train has an approach signal to enter the yard. Sammy Carlile models the mid-1990s southwest in his Santa Fe Hereford Division and much more in the May issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Railroad Model Craftsman - May 2016

Volume 85, Number 5

This Month's Features

38 Pennsy’s X58 Boxcar/James Kinkaid
Drawings and history of the Pennsylvania Railroad X58 boxcar

46 Railway Express Agency/Victor Roseman
Using Design Preservation Modular Walls to create an REA building

54 Muddy Putty/John Nehrich
Making economical landform filler from paint and sawdust

56 Spokane, Portland & Seattle 4-6-2 In N Scale: Part 3/Max Magliaro
Kitbashing an N scale 4-6-2 to match a prototype

62 Hereford Subdivision/Sammy Carlile
A visit to an operations-oriented HO scale Santa Fe layout

72 Railroad Signals: Part 6/Bruce Chubb, MMR
Railroad signal practices and their model railroad applications


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

Perspectives/Eric Hansmann

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track - Product reviews by Tony Cook

Scratchbuilder's Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Don Janes


On The Cover

Railroad Model CraftsmanSammy Carlile invites us into his HO scale Santa Fe empire set in the 1990s. The two-deck Texas-flavored layout captures the feeling of the prototype.

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