JUNE 2017: Super accurate roof weathering stands out on Ronald Stacy’s Lehigh Valley 66065 boxcar.  Brian Banna details his practical “Club Runner” approach as he upgrades a Chicago & Eastern Illinois EMD GP7 for operability, the “ugly” side of weathering is examined through Ronald Stacy’s expert use of PanPastels, Peter McKenney collaborates in building a unique station model, the Pullman-Standard 40’ Baby Hi-Cube boxcar is explored by James Kinkaid, and much more in the June issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

June 2017

Vol. 86/No. 6


Altas/Kato GP7 Upgrade

by Brian Banna — Finding that between detail and operability — a targeted upgrade

PanPastel Weathering

by Ronald Stacy — Ronald Stacy takes us through his process of weathering freight cars

Scratchbuilding a Depot

by Peter McKinney — It took a team to research, draw, and build this unique structure

P-S 40-foot Hi-cube Boxcar

by James Kinkaid — A look at Pullman-Standard’s 40-foot hi-cube through drawings and images.


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/Howard Gillispie

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 Nitza

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