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FEBRUARY 2016: The three Lehigh Valley Alcos are working hard as they grind up the 3.5 percent grade to the summit of Mahoosic Notch at the New Hampshire state line. Join Craig Wilson as he chases "yellow jacket" Alco C-420s on Jack Ozanich's Atlantic Great Eastern layout and much more in the February issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Railroad Model Craftsman - February 2016

Volume 85, Number 2

This Month's Features

40 Yellow Jackets/Craig Wilson
Railfanning in the shadow of Lehigh Valley Alco Century-420s

46 Snake Canyon Railroad/Bill Schaumburg
New Mexico-based Santa Fe railroad in HO scale

54 Railroad Signals/Bruce Chubb, MMR
Railroad signal practices and their model railroad application: Part 3

60 Weathering Diesels/William E. Botkin
Solid techniques developed over 150-plus locomotives

68 Norfolk & Western Y3 and Y3a/Robert D. Walz
A look at Norfolk & Western’s articulated giants


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/Don Heimburger

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/Tom Griffiths


On The Cover

Railroad Model CraftsmanJoin us as we spend a day railfanning Lehigh Valley "yellow jacket" Alco C-420s on Jack Ozanich’s HO scale Atlantic Great Eastern.

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