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January
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Special Features - Perspective: The Sperry Car (A rail detector car can add operating interest on your model railroad); 1985 Calendar And Railroad Rule Book (A West Side Shay is the subject of this year's calendar painting); Boxcar In The Basement (A layout room wall with a railroad theme); Boomer Trail (This month we feature steam-era photos from our readers) Modeling - Miles Hale's Prize-Winning C&S Roundhouse (The winner of the 1984 RMC Craftsman Trophy Award tells how he constructed his O scale model); Beginning Modeling: Track Basics (Here is what you need to know to build reliable trackwork); Learning From The Oil Creek: Trackwork (This 4' x 8' layout serves as an example for our beginners series); Mountain Valley R.R. (Vern and Bev Brock have teamed up to recreate in miniature the drama of railroading in the Pacific Northwest); RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Logging Sprinkler Car (Inspired by an article in RMC, Bill kitbashed a tank car into a sprinkler); Oak Oak (Lynn Austin's diorama won a blue ribbon at the 1980 PCR convention); Logging Sleds For The Lombard Hauler (As a follow up to last month's article on building a Lombard log hauler, this month we'll show you how to build the sleds); The Ephraim & Pestigo Gets A 2-8-0 Or Building An On30 Consolidation (An HO MDC Oldtimer kit leads us to an inexpensive On30 locomotive); An American Classic: The Sears Home (We'll finish up our model by building the roof and porches); Modeling Boxes And Crates (Here's a quick and easy way to add details to an industrial scene); Protofile 34: Clinchfield FC-5 Caboose (An Athearn caboose is the starting point for this HO project) Prototype - The Century Series: C636 (The C636 brings to a close our look at the six-axle centuries) Departments - Notes On An Old Timetable (Editorial); Safety Valve (Letters from our readers); Dispatchers Report (Product and industry news); Railbooks (Book news and reviews); RMC Timetable (Scheduled events and notices); Test Track (Product reviews); Tips And Techniques (Modeling methods and ideas); The Company Photographer (It's not what it seems); Collector Consist (Designer tinplate); Editors Notebook (Commentary); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Advertising Index
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February
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Special Features - Perspective: Head end, The Dyxin Sander Modeling - Up to Alpine, KCS F-units: less than meets the eye, The Clinch Mountain Railroad, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing a 250-ton Brownhoist crane, Modeling UP's class B-50-36 boxcars, Main line unloader Prototype - The mystery of C&K No. 5, PRR GLe covered hoppers, Last stop Gladstone 3
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March
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Special Features - Perspective: Gold mine, Large scale mining, Beginning Modeling: Wiring, Learning from the Oil Creek: Wiring, Acrylic layout shield Modeling - South Upton on the North Shore, Visiting the Fresno, Bakersfield & Eastern, Small loading dock, A tale of two illusions, Building the Atsan Ice Co., RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing a four-stall brick roundhouse, Bottle gas warehouse, Foredrop painting, C&O Northeastern-styled caboose Prototype - The Century series: C415 0
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April
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Special Features - Perspective: The RDC, An Alco-powered short line: the Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation Modeling - Tim Swan's Monon Route, Tinker's Garage, Weathering with dry colors, Modeling paved over track, GP35 a la Southern, Grapevine tales, L&N boxcar Prototype - Brill's Model 55 self-propelled railcar 2
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May
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Special Features - Perspective: Summer right-of-way (The summer weather brings with a crop of weeds and brush along the rights-of-way of many railroads.), Beginning Modeling: Scenery and Structures (Our beginners' series concludes with some helpful ideas on building realistic scenery and structures.), Learning from the Oil Creek: Scenery and Structures (Our demonstration layout illustrates some basic scenery techniques.), Boomer Trail Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashed Logging Train (The author of our Pacific Coast Logging series tells how he modeled a freelance, diesel-era logging train.), The Richmond Hill Lines (Here's a portable traction layout with a lot of operational possibilities.), Build a Small Coaling Tower (A CB&Q 40-ton coaling tower is the inspiration for this step-by-step scratch-building project.), Protofile 35: Central Vermont RS11 (An encounter with the prototype was the inspiration for detailing a Model Power RS11 in the Central Vermont style.), In HARMs way: Templates for Custom Track (These templates can make building custom switches an easier job.), Modeling Barbed Wire Fences (With a handful of scale 4" x 4"'s and some monofilament fishing line, you can fence in the open ranges on your layout.)Prototype - The Century Series: C420 (Our look at these Alco products continues as we examine the C420.), C&O section house (Here are plans for a standard C&O four-room bunkhouse.) 1
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June
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Special Features - Perspective: Two on one (Amtrak isn't the only company that runs passenger service on other railroad's freight trackage.), Index to Volume 53 (A subject and author directory to the June, 1984 through May, 1985 issues of Railroad Model Craftsman.) Modeling - Today's F-units: Modeling an Amtrak F40PH (The backbone of Amtrak's diesel fleet is the F40PH. Here are some suggestions for improving Life-Like's HO models.), Protofile 36: CPR 240000 series steel boxcars (A Train Miniature HO-40 boxcar is the starting point for the kitbashing project.), Tule Springs & Western (This HO club, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is set in the steam era.), Coved corners (Here is an easy solution to installing curved corners in your layout room.), The Aspen Northern story (This is the story of the second railroad in his basement.), Quick clouds (Here is another quick and easy way to make a backdrop.), Casting a skewed arch stone bridge (The author explains how he cast his HO bridge in plaster.), RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A modern enginehouse for the Blue Ridge & Southern (When the BR&S needed a new home for their diesels they turned to the Pikestuff warehouse.) Prototype - Copper Country: history (Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Pennisula was once one of the richest copper producing areas in the country and railroads, both big and small, played an important role in the region's development.) Departments - Notes on an Old Timetable, Safety Valve, Dispatcher's Report, Railbooks, RMC Timetable, Test Track, Tips and Techniques, Observations, Collector Consist, Editor's Notebook, Classified Advertising, Exchange Place, Dealer Directory, Advertising Index
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July
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Special Features - Perspective: A family look, Boomer trail special: Iowa summer Modeling - Anatomy of a model railroad: The GN's Kalispell Division, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A repowered Train Master, Two for Main Street, Kitbashing a Pennsy H40 covered hopper, Falling water, Details at trackside, Build a weed sprayer Prototype - The Century series: C424, Copper Country: mines 0 $4.50

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August
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Special Features - Perspective: Form follows function Modeling - Rapid water, Harry Sage Jr. Chama Subdivision, Soo Line 1936 steel boxcar: a car based on the 1932 ARA design, Modeling an Alaska R.R. three-bay hopper, Modeling a Clinchfield GP38, RMC/Dremel Kitbash Award: A small oil depot Prototype - Northern Pacific 36-foot wood sheathed boxcar, Beaver Lake on the Susquehanna, Amtrak's AEM 7's: Born to run, Quincy & Torch Lake Moguls 1 and 4, Copper country: mills, smelters and rails 0
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September
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Special Features - Perspective: Small diesel terminals, Steam from kits, Boomer Trail Modeling - George Booth's GG&K, An O scale Rutland caboose, AT&SF's Fe-24 boxcars: another approach, A depot for a junction: Beaver Lake Prototype - DL&W standard section house, Yakima Valley's line car, The Century series: C425 0
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October
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Special Features - Perspective: The Big Hook, Steam from kits: Part II, Eye level photography, RMC/Roundhouse Products build a Shay contest winner Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Roger Steadman's 10-pack on the Santa Fe, Upgrading Canadian Pacific GP7s and GP9s, Three tank car kitbashes, The Arapahoe & Bear Creek Railroad, Modeling with paper: Semless Jewelers Prototype - Lehigh & New England scale house, UP chair car 2
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November
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Special Features - Perspective: Centuries and time, Logansport & Indiana Northern Modeling - Modeling CGW's GP30s, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Santa Fe CF7, Build a 40-foot chemical tank car, Detailing made easy, An RS2 from an RS3 Prototype - C&K Ry. Cairo depot, The Century series: C430, The CF7, The Alco HH1000 0
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December
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Special Features - Perspective: Station switchers, The La Mesa Model Railroad Club: Modeling Tehachapi in HO scale, Foreign Boomer Trail, Something for the kids Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Conrail's RS3m, Modeling Delaware & Hudson's welded boxcars, Kitbashing C&NW's FA2 demonstrators, Steel piling from plastic sheet, A first scratchbuilding project, Creating time with paint: developing the V&O paint schemes 2
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