FEBRUARY 2018: No. 9, a classic brass GE 44-tonner rebuilt by editor Stephen M. Priest, has just set a cut of cars into Fuhriman Gear Works. Stephen explains how you can give new life to old brass models. Also in this issue, Victor Hand uses provisional structures to conceptualize his New York Central layout, Lance Mindheim models photo-realistic pavement, an SD30C-ECO “rebuild” is meticulously modeled and documented by Scott Kuhn, and Part 2 of our “Consider the Commuter” RMC Project Layout series… All this and more in the February issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

February 2018

Vol. 87/No. 2


Provisional Structures

by Victor Hand — Creating believable stand-in models for scene study and evaluation.

New Life for Old Brass

by Stephen M. Priest, MMR — Reworking a venerable brass 44-tonner for smooth operation.

Modeling Pavement

by Lance Mindheim — A fresh look at modeling pavement with photographic reproduction.

Creating a SD30C-ECO

by Scott Kuhn — Kitbashing a modern prototype rebuild of the popular SD40–2 in HO.

Consider the Commuter: 2
Big City Terminal in a Small Space

by George Riley and Otto M. Vondrak — RMC project layout series, part 2.



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/Steve Jessup

Look Both Ways/Commentary by Bill Navigato and Mike Schafer

Test Track – Product reviews by Tony Cook and David Otte

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Doug Nelson

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