APRIL 2017: A pair of Dundee, Tecumseh & Muskegon Alco Centuries passes the Hayden elevator at Tecumseh, Mich. Lead unit 431 wears a special paint scheme supporting our troops. Like many other railroads of the era, the DT&M was a purchaser of many Alco locomotives. Ron Weyher’s fictional Dundee, Tecumseh & Muskegon Railroad comes to life on his operations-oriented HO layout set in southeast Michigan, Craig Chandler “thinks inside the box” as he creates a compact photo studio designed to shoot models, Pennsy’s large FD2 and FW1 flatcars are kitbashed in N scale by Josh Surkosky, and much more in the April issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

April 2017

Vol. 86/No. 4


Photo Studio in a Box

by Craig Chandler — A photo studio for your models that’s almost free.

A Visit to the DT&M

by Dave Rickaby — Visit the operations-oriented Detroit, Tecumseh & Muskegon Railroad.

PRR Queen Mary Flat

by Josh Surkosky — Building an iconic Pennsylvania Railroad flatcar in N scale.

Railroad Signals: Part 14

by Dr. Bruce Chubb, MMR — Controlled electric lock and CTC interlockings.



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

Scratchbuilder’s Corner/Bob Walker

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/Richard E. Bradley

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