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FEBRUARY 2015: Steven Bechtold shows how you can upgrade your fleet of HO scale mechanical reefers in an evening, while Tom Troughton explains how he modified a brass model to make an auxiliary tender for his steam crane in Sn3. From swaybacked wooden cars to the modern steel coal hoppers, there's something for everyone in the February issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Railroad Model Craftsman - February 2015

Volume 84, Number 2

This Month's Features

37 Making it Sag/Bruce Dombey
Creating sagging rolling stock is quite easy if you scratchbuild it.

42 Santa Fe SD45–2s/Eric Goodman
Eric Goodman shows us how to build and super-detail a Santa Fe SD45–2
And an SD45–2B from Railpower shells.

58 P-S Coal Hoppers/James Kinkaid
A review of Pullman-Standard’s 4,000 cu. ft. coal hoppers and drawings.

64 PFE Rebuilding/Steven Bechtold
Upgrading commercial mechanical reefers in one evening. Car drawings are included.

70 An Auxiliary Tender/Tom Troughton
Modifying a brass tender to serve as an auxiliary tender for a ditcher in Sn3.

86 Tissue Paper Signs/Lynn Draper
Make colorful building signage by printing on tissue paper.


Editors Notebook - Commentary by Stephen 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

Test Track - Product reviews

Scratchbuilder's Corner - by Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

On The Cover

Railroad Model CraftsmanTom Troughton shows us how he kitbashed an auxiliary tender for his steam crane in S scale narrow gauge. TOM TROUGHTON PHOTO

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