Welcome to RMC Perspective, where we explore the hobby and philospohy of model railroading from a variety of points of view.
April 17, 2023
The 1960s were a tough time in American railroading, but a colorful and interesting time to consider as modeling inspiration.
March 17, 2023
Host a golden spike celebration when you complete track laying on your home layout, and invite your friends and family to attend.
February 16, 2023
Past editors reflect on the evolution of 90 years of hobby history through the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman.
February 6, 2023
Are the trains of today less interesting than those of the past? Andrew Castle makes a case for modeling today’s modern variety.
January 15, 2023
Instead of “rivet counting,” my objective is to make each model recognizable to someone who was familiar with the real thing.
December 15, 2022
We are told to support our local hobby shops… I want local hobby shops too, but they need to want my business more.
November 15, 2022
Sometimes, to keep your sanity and continue enjoying the hobby at your own pace, you’ve gotta move the goal posts.
October 15, 2022
Is operating your model railroad the main goal for you? Or is it just one of many different goals a person can pursue in the hobby?
September 15, 2022
No room for a massive, 12-car passenger train on your layout? No problem. Single-unit passenger trains made up of gas-electric cars or Budd Rail Diesel Cars will come to the rescue!
August 15, 2022
There are many ways to honor friends and family members who have passed on our layouts, writes Trevor Marshall.