Railroad Model Craftsman-1979

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ISSUE
COND.
CONTENTS
QTY.
PRICE
PAYPAL
January
V.
Good -
Special Features: 1979 Calender and RAILDATES chart Modeling: Kitbashed Combine, Scenery of the Canadian Shield, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A Kitbashed Camelback, When your locomotive won't run, Train procedure directories, Potomac & Southern: East-west blend in On3, A different approach to the sky-backdrop problem, Kelley's Folly: A Mill Prototype:Tidewater Southern 50-foot plug-door boxcar drawings
2
$5.00

February
V.
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Special Features - Boomer Trail (Photographic vignettes of model railroad scenes and equipment.) Modeling: Variety and realism through foundations (Real structures don't all sit on level ground.), The depot for Meade (A New England inspired scratchbuilding project of Strathmore.), Detailing in N scale (Even some HO parts are usable.), Two small bridges (Scratchbuilding a welded I-beam type of deck-girder bridge.), Waytacks for the new Glencoe Skokie Valley (A review of a popular and easy-to-learn car-forwarding system.), How to model self-guarded frogs (This prototype uses them to to eliminate guard rails on slow-speed turnouts.), RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: EMD 3D30 (You won't find one in The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide.), PROTOFILE 2: Northern Pacific 40-foot wood boxcar (Athearn's HO scale plastic kit provides a fine starting point.), Hiding switch machines (He's got top-mounted switch machine camouflaging down to a science.), Quick disconnects (Plug-in switch machine connections for easier installation and maintenance.) Prototype: Short line fever (Why all of those colorful boxcars are so much a part of modern railroading.), GE's new BQ23-7 (It looks like a U-Boat cross-kitted with an ice breaker.), C&O/B&O/CN/SCL/Amtrak sleeper (It's 5 roomettes, 3 drawing rooms and 1 bedroom have been around a bit.), Narrow-gauge transfer car (This three-foot gauge car hauled standard gauge cars and locos.) Departments - Notes on an Old Timetable, Safety Valve, Dispatcher's Report, RMC Timetable, Trouble Shooting, Test Track, Tips and Techniques, Observations, Editor's Notebook, Classified Advertising, Exchange Place, Dealer Directory, Advertising Index
6
$5.00

March
V.
Good -
Special Features: The incredible large-scale models of Russell Clapper Modeling: The Ramapo Valley, Modeling modern short line boxcars, McClanahan's Hundred, Making your own ground foam, Improving Althearn's HO piggyback flatcar, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Shortened piggyback flat, Two small bridges Prototype: U-1 wheel stencils, Piqua Crossing
2
$5.00

April
V.
Good
Special Features: Prospective: Competition, Tips for expanding the pike  Modeling: Flag stop at Huntington Valley, East Broad Top (Black River) Railroad in HOn30", Weathering freight cars, 1950's style Coke machine, Layout cosmetics, LED basics, Realistic semaphore mechanism, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: B&O wagon-top caboose, Kitbashed logging prairie Prototype: Reading's Huntington Valley flag-stop shelter
3
$5.00

May
V.
Good
Special Features: Prospective: The island railroad, 1979 hobby show highlights, New York Toy Fair report Modeling: Copper Lake's car ferry interchange system, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: FCP's hybrid Alco No. 521, Weathering freight cars, Flashing lights for the layout, The OO scale Saint Anne, PROTOFILE 3: CNR 57- and 75-foot auto cars, In search of perspective  Prototype: Florida East Coast side-door caboose
2
$5.00

June
V.
Good -
Special Features: Perspective: Subtieties (The lessons of a Clinchfield photograph), The Nuremberg Show  (What was new for 1979 at the big European Toy and Hobby Show)Modeling: The Great Canadian Railway (The story of Miniature World's HO railroad in Victoria, B.C.), Building Curved Turnouts (You'll learn some surprising things about all types of turnouts, prototypes and models), Model Display Stand (Show off a favorite model and have fun building the display), Pinstriping Control Panels (Attractive, easily understood panels result from automotive striping techniques), Freelanced Logging Caboose (A boxcar and a caboose were combined into one tiny car), An American From a Mogul (MDC's HO scale 2-6-0: a modified and up-dated into a beefy 4-4-0), RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Large Industry from Smaller Trio  (Three HO classic kits were combined to make a sizable factory)Prototype: Nickel Plate Single Sheathed Boxcar (Drawings and photos of the World War II-era 8000-8199 series cars)
4
$5.00

July
V.
Good -
Special Features: Perspective: Interlude at Warm River  (On a depot and depth on John Armstrong's well-known Canandaigua Southern), Boomer Trail (Highlights of railroads to be seen during Railcon '79 in Princeton, NJ) Modeling: - Handcar Ahed (An easy scratchbuilding project suitable for any railroad), The Live Steam Northern Railway & Navigation Co. (Outdoor railroading on a practical scale can be done - and fun - at home), Modeling a Wheel Skate (This car-retarding device can serve a similar function on a model pike), RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: IC GP18 and Caboose (Especially note the wire handrails on the N scale hood units), Stringing Telephone Wires ("Invisible thread" works quite well), Golden Spike Chronology (The events leading up to the Big Day are worthy of careful review and contemplation), Operating Loader (Its auger "stoker" can load coal, ore, gravel, etc), Roofwalk Support Shaping Jig  (It ensures uniformity and prrecision when building several house cars) Prototype: The "Standard C&O Victorian" Depot (Drawings and photos of a board-and-batten structure found on many C&O lines), A Bridge From Railroading's Formative Years (This Rock Island wood design dates to around 1857)
3
$5.00

August
V.
Good -
Special Features: Perspective: The bridge  Modeling: Detailing Con-Cor's octagonal water tank, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Low-nose Alco RS36, Trackplan for a six-by-ten-foot area, Kitbashed container car, Building a grade crossing, PROTOFILE 4: SP 77-ft chair car and articulated chair car, Curves without centers, Yard and industrial switching paperwork, Portable coal crusher  Prototype: Testimonial to tomorrow, Standard Canadian National grade crossings
3
$5.00

September
V.
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Special Features: Perspective: Weathering diesels  Modeling: RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Brookside milk car, The Richmond & Southern, The planing mill, Making your own decals, Caboose warning light, PROTOFILE 5: Rock Island modern 70-ton boxcar, Modified freight house, Track-cleaning tool, Grab iron drilling jig  Prototype: The replacement locomotive: EMD GP15-1
3
$5.00

October
V.
Good -
Special Features - Perspective: Peterboro potpourri, Boomer trail, O scale at San Mateo Modeling - The Monitor Lines, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing: Two-for-one store, Rail code transitions, Cudweed Deciduous trees, Trees of autumn, Train eater: a vertical staging yard, Radio-controlled d.c. throttle, Equipment numbering-with heritage Prototype - Marlinton mystique, From auto transporter to experimental stock car
2
$5.00

November
V.
Good -
Special Features - Perspective: The evidence (Modeling power and communication wires is hard, but the evidence therof isn't.), Calgary contest (Photo highlights of the 1979 NMRA national conventions modeling contest.), Cartoon (In defense of the hobby.) Modeling - Action for diesels (Tips on how and why to install lights and sound units in HO diesels.), Another look at eye-level layouts (A review of the advantages of "high" benchwork.), Operator's shanty...and a caboose (Two easy and useful contemporary kitbashing projects in HO plastic.), RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Two for the F-M fans (Fabricating an "Erie-built" and an H15-44 in HO.), The Cat Mountain & Santa Fe (A close look at one of the nations best HO model railroads.), Remembering layout wiring (Even the neatest wiring job won't save you if you can't remember what you did.), A trainshed for Lyndon Union Station (Scratchbuilding one of railroad's classic structures in a limited space.), Improved sound-system keying (A better wiper to actuate steam sound-system "chuffs".) Prototype - Tobacco drying shed (A structure typical of those dotting the south.), SAL wood caboose (Seaboard Air Line's 5211-5263 series drawings and photos.) Departments - Notes on an Old Timetable, Safety Valve, Dispatcher's Report, Railbooks, RMC Timetable, Trouble Shooting, Test Track, Tips and Techniques, Observations, Editor's Notebook, Classified Advertising, Exchange Place, Dealer Directory, Advertising Index
1
$5.00

December
V.
Good -
Special Features - Perspective: Front-row center, Boomer trail, Cartoon Modeling - Grade-crossing flasher, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: EMD SW1, Formula for a club: New England, Berkshire & Western (Part 1), Train register box, Back-dating steel hoppers, Kitbashed N scale warehouse, Rotary car dumper, Wiring-and using-reverse loops, Detailing Mantua's 0-4-0 Shifter, More on large-radius curve layout Prototype - Great Freight '79, Experimental CN pulpwood car, Yesterday's filling station
3
$5.00

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