DECEMBER 2017: Number 4636, a class Q-4d 2-8-2, roars through the control point at the east end of Pennsboro, West Virginia, on Bill Scheerer’s HO scale Monongah Division of the B&O Railroad. Nicholas S. Muff presents an in-depth study of the Rock Island’s TA diesel locomotive, Trevor Marshall takes us into winter with scratchbuilt snow fencing, the award-winning Waterbury Pen Company is detailed by modeler Ron Poidomani, Dick Karnes explores the interesting variety of operations on his S scale “Milk Run,” the Brown 40-foot Dry Van style of piggy-back trailers is examined by Richard Yaremko, and much more in the December issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!

This Month

November 2017

Vol. 86/No. 11


Rock Island TA Diesel

by Nicholas S. Muff — A look at an iconic passenger diesel – complete with drawings.

B&O Monongah Division in HO Scale

by Dan Munson — A railroad signal engineer’s dream railroad based on the B&O.

Bring on Miniature Snow!

by Trevor Marshall — Scratchbuilding snow fencing in S scale.

Waterbury Pen Company

by Ron Poidomani — A beautiful award-winning scratchbuilt structure.

The Milk Run

by Dick Karnes — A different operations opportunity.

Brown 40-foot Dry Van

by Richard Yaremko — Drawings and information on brown 40-foot piggy-back trailers.



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/Dan Munson

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/Mike Evans

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