Welcome to RMC Perspective, where we explore the hobby and philospohy of model railroading from a variety of points of view.
September 15, 2021
As time went on and I became interested in modeling more than one era and railroad. Structures made that possible.
August 20, 2021
Sometimes I hear from friends that they’ve lost interest in the hobby. It’s something that happens to all of us, to varying degrees.
June 9, 2021
Scott Williamson says even just adding the sound of a crossing gate to your layout can bring a whole new level of realism to your modeling.
May 5, 2021
Steve Barry never experienced the “golden age” of passenger rail, but Amtrak has provided plenty of memories and colorful images that he’ll always cherish.
March 17, 2021
Maintenance of Way operations go largely unnoticed in the world of scale modeling. But John Brahaney wanted to change that.
March 1, 2021
David Richter came up with a unique way to improve operations on his O scale layout: He built another one.
February 17, 2021
A group of modelers in Montana’s Flathead Valley donated their time to build a model railroad for a newly-built children’s hospital.
December 18, 2020
Railroads used coal to fuel locomotives, many homes were still heated with it, and many power plants and heavy industries depended on it.
November 15, 2020
Logging roads have long been a favorite subject for railroad photographers and modelers alike.
November 10, 2020
Perhaps one of the secrets to keeping our minds young involves operating sessions where we perform railroad jobs on our model empires?