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ISSUE
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CONTENTS
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January
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Special Features - Perspective: Winter, South Paris Switcher, Lake Erie Limestone carriers - Pt. II: The railroads of the Marblehead Peninsula, Boomer Trail Special Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A most improbable locomotive, Pelissier's - A brewery for the Whiteshell Subdivision, Carpak: Reading's 100-ton hoppers, CGW Varnish Prototype - PFE Ice Reefer's: Wood cars
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February
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Special Features - Perspective: Relationships, Lake AErie Limestone carriers - Pt. III: Modeling the Marblehead Peninsula, Proto: 48 report Modeling - Help for the coalfields: Building a Norfolk Southern slug, The farmhouse of Rimerton, Finishing a most improbable locomotive, Keep 'em rolling, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing a CN articulated grain hopper Prototype - New Orleans Public Service 900 Series Streetcar, PFE Ice Reefer's: Steel cars
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March
V.
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Sprcial Features - Perspective: Second Chance, A module cabinet, Boomer Trail Special Modeling - The Keweenaw County Railroad, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: BN 6599, Retaining walls, South Pittsburgh: Designing a module for future growth, N Scale niche: Building a basic log car Prototype - Amtrak shelter, Fairfield coal unloader and conveyor, PFE Ice Reefer's: Rebuilt cars
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April
V.
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Special Features - Perspective: Equilibrium (The railroad scene is always subject to change); PFE's Ice Reefers: Operation And Express Cars (The final installment in this series covers express cars and PFE's operations); The Vermont Midland Story (This HO railroad is set in the steam/diesel era of New England and is based on the Rutland Railroad) Modeling - Kansas City Southern SD40-2 (An Athearn SD40-2 is the basis of this modeling project); Modeling The ACF CH-29 In O Scale (Here's how to convert the Weaver PS-2 into an ACF car); Modeling The ACF CH-29 In HO Scale (With a little detailing, the E&B Valey/Eastern Car Works kit can duplicate a specific Reading prototype); Building An Ice House And Platform For Your Reefers (If you've been following our PFE series, you're no doubt ready to ice your reefers and get them rolling. This simple scratchbuilding project can have you doing just that); Working Ditchlights (In the mountains of western Cnada, ditchlights are a must. Here is how the author made his); RMC/Dremel Kitbash Awards: A Kitbashed SD30 (What would an SD30 have looked like? Ray Miller takes a guess as he models one for our April Kitbash Award) Prototype - ACF CH-29 Covered Hopper (These two-bay cars could be found on the rosters of over twenty railroads plus a host of shipping companies); Busses For Your Railroad (Busses and railroads go back a long way together. Many bus companies were started by railroads to serve as feeders for their passenger trains. Here are some ideas on adding bus service to a model railroad) 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); Company Photographer (Night photography by Dwayne Easterling); Test Track (Product reviews); Collector Consist (Pot-au-feu); Editors Notebook (Commentary); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Advertising Index
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May
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Special Features - Perspective: Play it again, Copier decals, Boomer Trail Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbash Award: Kitbashed fish car, Genesee & Wyoming GP38, Deciduous trees, Evergreen trees, Urban modeling, The view from the depot, South Pittsburgh: building benchwork for a portable railroad, Three Union Pacific SD24s Prototype - Quincy & Torch Lake straight-braced rock car
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June
V.
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Special Features - Perspective: seasons, From Stockpiles to Stockyards, Index to Volume 55 Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbash Award: Kitbashed country store, Mears' Madness, Selective detailing for Diesels: Upgrade for an SP SD40T-2, Protofile 44: Burlington Electric 100-ton wood chip hoppers, Modeling the Quincy & Torch Lake straight-braced rock car Prototype - Lakeside & Marblehead stone enginehouse, Road oil tank
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July
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Special Features - Perspective: The Camper (If you model today's railroads you can still add special, scheduled passenger trains to your operations); Boomer Trail (This month RMC features photos from layouts that will be on display at the upcoming NMRA National Convention in Eugene, Oregon) Modeling - RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: PFE R-70-2 Reefer (Working from photos and drawings, the author built his model from Athearn wood sided reefer kits); Protofile 45: SP&S SW9 (Here's how you can detail an Athearn SW1500 model into a Spokane, Portland & Seattle SW9); Gary Wright's N Scale Layout: The Central Plains & Midland (Set in the pre-Amtrak era, this freelanced N scale layout runs between Iowa and Nebraska); Building A Company Stores Dock (The loading dock in Rapid City, S.D. is the prototype for this easy scratchbuilding project); South Pittsburgh: Tracklaying (Tracklaying is covered this month in the third part of our series); N Scale Niche: Simple Structure Surgery (This bit of N scale kitbashing turned Chooch's Maple Valley Coal COmpany building into a motorcycle shop) Prototype - Between The Lehigh And New England (New Jersey was the middle state in the LNE's route from the Pennsylvania coal mines to the railroad's important Maybrook, N.Y. interchange with the NYNH&H. Here is a look at the LNE's operations in New Jersey, accompanied by drawings of the operator's cabin and section house at Hainesburg Jct., Track diagrams and a trackplan); The Saga Of SP Boxcar No. 5 (Built approximately 100 years ago, this boxcar was first used on the Oregonian Railway, then sold to the South Pacific Coast and finally to the Nevada & California (later to become SP). The car has outlasted the railroad and is now on display at the museum in Laws, California); The General Electric U25B (The U25B marked GE's highly successful entry into the locomotive marker) 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); Collector Consist (The Train Collectors Association); Editors Notebook (Commentary); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Advertising Index
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August
V.
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Special Features - Perspective: Shelf railroading, A day on the Utah Midland, Sand service cars Modeling - WM TOFC, Proto: 48 wheel conversion, Midwesternizing the Rico Depot, Yard Work: Diesel fueling facility, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing an Athearn RDC4, Radial coal yard for your layout, Derelict buildings Prototype - The General Electric U25B Part II, Roadside fruit and vegetable stands, The LNE's Sussex depot
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September
V.
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Special Features - Perspective: Using Photos For Period Modeling - 1949 (A close examination of old photographs can yield a lot of modeling information); Daventry Garden Railway (Imagine building your scale layout outdoors; that's what Brian Burchell did) Modeling - Modeling An Early U30C (The Reading's U30C's were built in U28C carbodies, so modeling them simply means detailing an Athearn model): Kitbashing C&S Stock Cars (Either the old E&B Valley kit or the new Rail Line kit can be used to model these cars in HO. A sidebar by Jim Wild explains how the car can be modeled in Sn3); Building A Railroad Diner (For O scalers who want to add a little character to their layout, this way may be just the thing); RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Modeling A VTTX Car (With the need for more container flats, Trailer Train decided to rebuild some of their general service flats for container service. Here is how you can do the same); The Empty Boxcar (The inside of this boxcar is as interesting and detailed as the outside); Protofile 46: L&M Hopper (An Athearn car was the starting point for this easy modeling project); South Pittsburgh Part IV: Wiring (When it comes to wiring, the keep it simple approach reigns on the South Pittsburgh) Prototype - Container Tie Downs (Jim Panza explains how containers are held in place on a container car); Amy (At age 85, this little four wheel electric now sits at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in Connecticut Departments - Notes On An Old Timetable (Editorial - Harold H. Carstens); Safety Valve (Letters from our readers); Dispatchers Report (Product and industry news); RMC Timetable (Scheduled events and notices); Test Track (Product reviews); Collector Consist (The Poineers: Louis Hertz Part 1 by Keith Wills); Editors Notebook (Commentary - William C. Schaumburg); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Advertising Index
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October
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Special Features - Perspective: Hoods On Passenger Trains (By the mid-1960s, streamlined diesels were being replaced by work-a-day geeps on passenger trains); Riding The Clinch River Railroad (All aboard for a ride through the backwoods of Virginia on this little HOn3 railroad) Modeling - Building A Helix (With photos and step-by-step instructions, the authors explain how you can use, design and build a helix for your railroad); Solvent Forming Styrene (Here is a method for bending styrene); Two Uses For Old Ties (Based on Southern Pacific prototypes, these models of a loading ramp and a maintenance shed were built with ties); Detailing An LNE FA1 (A Model Power FA, paint and a variety of detail parts are among the items needed to capture the feel of the Lehigh & New England's road power); N Scale Niche: Working Caboose Marker (With the installation of a small, battery operated rear light you can add an extra bit of realism to your trains); A Touch Of Gingerbread: The Kennebec Central's Randolph Depot (Built in the 1890s for one of Maine's two-foot gauge railroads, this quaint looking depot featured a tower. Peter Barney provides both scale plans and instructions on how to model this beauty); RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: WM Hoppers In O Scale (Continuing our Carpak series, modeler Jack Brown uses Weaver Models two-bay hoppers to kitbash four different Western Maryland cars) Prototype - The Incline At Incline (This month we'll look at the incline railway used by the Yosemite Valley to move logs down to their tracks) Departments - Notes On An Old Timetable (Editorial - Harold H. Carstens); Safety Valve (Letters from our readers); Dispatchers Report (Product and industry news); RMC Timetable (Scheduled events and notices); Test Track (Product reviews); Collector Consist (The Pioneers: Louis Hertz - Part II by Keith Wills); Editors Notebook (Commentary - William C. Schaumburg); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Advertising Index
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November
V.
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Special Features - Perspective: Second generation depots, The Petersborough Model Railway, South Pittsburgh: Philosophy Modeling - The incline at Inclilne: Part II, Canadian National's kitbashed GS-413's, The vertical main, Soo Line ice house, RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: A kitbashed Great Western caboose Prototype - The Delaware & Hudson's wooden boxcars, The Great Western: Colorado without the mountains
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December
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Special Features - Perspective: Old Boxcars Never Die (On almost every railroad you can find old boxcars being used in a variety of fashions); Another Railroad In The Family (This HO scale layout is the work of a father and son team and is one of three layouts in the family); Toy Trains For The Holidays (Toy trains and other railroad related items make great gifts for small children' Here's a list that covers a wide variety of items that should please just about any child, even if they don't happen to be a future modeler) Modeling - Detailing Erie Lackawanna's Train Masters (The EL Train Masters were painted in two different paint schemes, and with an Athearn model, some paint and a few details, they can be easily modeled); RMC/Dremel Kitbash Award: Kitbashing A Burlington Northern Fuel Tender (In an efforts to keep their fuel costs down, the BN uses fuel tenders between the locomotives on some of their long distance trains. These converted tank cars can be eaily modeled in HO); Modeling D&H's 1907 Boxcars (The new Detail Associates drop bottom gondola kit can be built into a number of different UP cars. Don Smith describes how); Fish Lake Sand And Gravel: Part I (The author describes how he built his award winning loading and crushing facility for his HO layout); The Great Western: Modeling A Flavor (Last month we took a look at the prototype Great Western, this month we'll look at how it can be modeled); Carpak: UP Drop Bottom Gons Prototype - A Car Named Otis, Argent Lumber's No. 3 And Log Car (This classy little wood burner quietly steamed into the 1950s hauling logs out of the South Carolina swamps) Departments - Notes On An Old Timetable (Editorial - Harold H Carstens); Safety Valve (Letters from our readers); Dispatchers Report (Product and industry review); Railbooks (Book news and reviews); RMC Timetable (Scheduled events and notices); Test Track (Product reviews); Company Photographer (An Eaton's Dominion FLyer Christmas by Keith Wills); Editors Notebook (Commentary - William C. Schaumburg); Classified Advertising (Commercial listings); Dealer Directory (Recommended hobby dealers); Exchange Place (Non-commercial listings); Advertising Index
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