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September 2015 Volume 84, Number 9 Page 54 Page 60 Page 64 Page 70 Departments


HEAD END 10 Editor’s Notebook 12 Receiving Yard


32 Rail Books Features


3D Printed Log Cars Cast Tunnel Liners Southern XM Boxcars Electro-Motive 645 Test Beds


Page 82 Making Trees & Weeds


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40 Colorado RR Museum/WILLIAM E. BOTKIN FULFILLING A 50-YEAR-OLD DREAM


54 3D Printed Log Cars/RICHARD TODD CREATING UNIQUE CARS IN THREE SCALES USING ADDITIVE PRINTING MACHINES


60 Cast Tunnel Liners /VICTOR HAND A CLOSE LOOK AT SCRATCHBUILDING BELIEVABLE TUNNEL LINERS


64 Southern XM Boxcar /JAMES KINKAID PULLMAN-STANDARD’S SOUTHERN OUTSIDE POST BOXCARS, PART I


70 Electro-Motive 645 /PRESTON COOK AN HISTORIC LOOK AT EMD’S 645 TEST BED LOCOMOTIVES AND PRIME MOVER


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36 RMC Timetable 38 RMC Perspective 78 Look Both Ways/MIKE SCHAFER & BILL NAVIGATO 82 Scratchbuilder’s Workshop/BOB WALKER 88 Test Track/TONY COOK 92 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award/RICHARD E. BRADLEY 95 Classifi ed Advertising 96 Dealer Directory 98 Advertising Index


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