Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine 1988 March Conrail Action at East Muncy
Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine 1988 March Conrail Action at East Muncy

Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine 1988 March Conrail Action at East Muncy

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Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine 1988 March Conrail Action at East Muncy
Railroad Model Craftsman 1988 March
6 Notes on an Old Timetable
Editorial-Harold H. Carstens
8 Safety Valve
Letters from our readers
18 Dispatchers report
Product and industry news
30 Railbooks
Book news and reviews
39 RMC Timetable
Scheduled events and notices
96 N scale niche
Plans for N scalers
100 Test Track
Product reviews
116 Collector Consist
-The Pioneers: Ed Packard, Pt. II by Keith Wills
122 Editors Notebook
Commentary-William C. Schaumburg
126 Classified Advertising
Commercial listings
128 Exchange Place
Non-commercial listings
129 Dealer Directory
Recommended hobby dealers
137 Advertising Index
Special features
56 Perspective: Central steam plants by William C. Schaumburg
Here's an industry that has been found nationwide for over a century and is seldom modeled.
58 Action at East Muncy by Robert Davis
The railroading on Ken McCorry's HO layout is modern day Conrail, complete with stack packs and SD4O's.
87 Piggyback trailers in the 1980's by David G. Casdorph
With over 140,000 piggyback trailers in service, the trailer on a flat car (TOFC) is rapidly replacing the standard boxcar on our rails. Here is a look at the seven major types of TOFC trailers and their uses.
60 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Kitbashing a firehouse by Charles Howard
A Tyco building was the starting point for this simple kitbashing project.
61 Modeling an Otis 36-foot coal gon in HO scale by Eric Clegg
These Otis drop-bottom gons were once a familiar sight on Canadian rails and even traveled down to the antracite fields of Pennsylvania.
80 Potemkin Plastics-modeling a vest pocket industry by James Nevler
Mirrors, juice cans and building flats were among the materials used in this modeling project.
82 Reprototyping G scale locomotives by Art Danz
A Kalamazoo 4-4-0 and an LGB 2-6-0 are modernized, given a common look and repainted for a more prototypical appearance.
84 Lattisote by Roger Kujawa
While looking for an inexpensive way of constructing roadbed, the River City Railroad Club combined techniques and hit upon Lattisote.
97 Protofile 47: BAR GP7 by Douglas Nuckles
The author describes how to paint, letter, and detail an Athearn Geep to represent the Bangor & Aroostook's GP7's as they were first delivered.
94 Constant steam locomotive lighting with directional control by James Barrante
By following the step-by-step directions you can build this inexpensive lighting control device for your locomotives.
66 The Golden Rocket by Steve Hile with drawings by Julian Cavalier
Although they were built for service on the Golden Rocket between Chicago and Los Angeles via the Rock Island and the SP, the Golden Rocket never made it as a name train, and instead, the cars were split up and used on Rock Island trains already in service.

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