SEPTEMBER 2017: The Boston & Maine Railroad of the 1950s is the setting for MMR Thomas Oxnard’s HO-scale brick factory, a masterpiece of scratchbuilding expertise. Trevor Marshall takes advantage of recent advancements in DCC sound technology to equip a Burro Crane with “big sound,” the DTTX 48-foot skirted wellcar is studied in great detail by Jonny Barnstorf, Ken Harstine reveals the stealthy advantages of bistable reed switches, Harry K. Wong takes us on a tour of the 2017 Bay Area Prototype Modelers Meet, the versatility of temporary backdrops is viewed by Mike McGinley, and much more in the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

September 2017

Vol. 86/No. 9


Big Sound For A Burro

by Trevor Marshall — Installing DCC with sound in an S-Scale burro crane.

A Brick Factory

by Thomas Oxnard, MMR — Using various materials and methods to scratchbuild an interesting factory.

DTTX 48-foot Skirted Wellcar

by Jonny Barnstorf — Scratchbuilding a unique intermodal wellcar.

Bistable Reed Switches

by Ken Harstine — Using a simple magnetic switch to control internal electronics.

BAPM 2017

by Harry K. Wong — RMC visits the Bay Area Prototype Modelers meet.

Temporary Backdrops

by Mike McGinley — Building two-sided backdrops to enhance model photography.


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/Dale Ridgeway

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/Edward O’Rourke

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