Model Railroader-2000 & Newer

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November
2000

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Features - C&O's Hinton Division in O scale, 21st Century Limited model contest, Union Freight: Part 3, Prototype Drawings: Union Pacific SD60M, 10 tips for painting with acrylics, Modeling a masonry structure with Hydrocal, Making photographic backdrops, An N scale wagontop covered hopper, Route control for slow-motion turnout motors, The Kanawha Creek Railway
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December
2000

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Features - Wabash's Tenth District in HO, Modeling waterfalls, Union Freight: Part 4, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, The Nashville terminals in HO, Prototype Drawings: Dixies, Yellow Jackets and Stripes, Paint shop: Dixie Line F units in HO scale, Build a portable workbench, Railroading in a drawer, Benedict & Wexford RR, Pennsy's Gorre & Daphetid Branch
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January
2001

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Features - Bill Aldrich's new New Haven, Let's build the Wildcat Central, Truckload of railroad, The Muscatine & Northern, Prototype Drawings: Kelso Washington station, 10 tips for beginners, Paint shop: Detailing and painting a Union Freight GE 44-tonner, Installing DCC in a 44-tonner, Model railroad mock-ups, N scale railroad in a closet
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December
2001
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Features - The Magic of Illusion (A practical guide to making your layout look larger.), Railroading in the Hollers of West Virginia (Superb craftsmanship stands out on this O scale C&O branch line.), Brick Wall Decals (Computer "magic" turns a prototype photo into a realistic structure.), Big Steam in the Great Northwest (Chuck Ellis' HO layout portrays a journey of railroading at its peak.), Let It Snow (Modeling winter on the Red Wing.), Atlantic Coast Line Gondola in HO (Turning a train set car into a detailed model.), A Trio of Structure Details, Holiday Trains Galore, Detailing a Grain Elevator Inside and Out (A standard kit becomes seed for a structure that matches a prototype.), The Polar Bear Club (A fixctional restaurant proves to be a fine way to share the fun.), Improved Telephone Poles, The Pennsylvania RR's Bald Eagle Branch (Operations and illusions make this layout appear larger than it is.) Prototype Drawings - Troop Sleepers (These grunts of the rails helped win the Second World War.)
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January
2002
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Features - Build the HO Rock Ridge Central: Part 1, A Western Coal-Hauler in N Scale, Morse Mercantile Masterpiece, Why I Model 1906, Santa Rides the Rails, Clamps, Jigs and Fixtures, Now Build the White River Junction Station, Building for the Future, An Easy Dairy Car Conversion Prototype Drawings - Great Northern's M-2 Class 2-6-8-0, White River Junction Station
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March
2002
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Kitbashing B&O's National Limited (A passenger train you can model: Part 1), Modeling Union Pacific;s Sherman Hill (Late steam-era railroading at its best), Detailing 'til the Cows Come Home (Water flows, vegetation grows and the residents move in.), Modeling a C&NW Torpedo Boat GP35 (An undecorated HO Kato unit is the starting point for this distinctive model), Model Railroader 25th Annual Photo Contest Winners. Operating Night at the Cyber Cafe (Virtual engineers and hard-wired hobbyists converge on the Web for model railroading's future.), Mr. Straw's Small Engine Repair (A little imagination adds a lot to an N scale laser-cut kit), Pennsy Class H21g Quad Hopper (A rebuilt steel car that was more than 50 years of service), Bill Settle's Santa Fe & Pacific Lines (An N scale layout designed for passenger trains), Ever Wonder What Your Railroad Would Look Like if your House Weren't in the Way.
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July
2002

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Features - Clearly Canadian (The Model Railroad Club of Toronto celebrates 65 years with a great layout.), O Scale Today (The "king" of scales has never had it better.), Precision Metal Products Corp. (An industry you can build by kitbashing common HO structures.), A Flatcar Full of Tractors (Simple detailing makes the historic Farmall tractor into a fabulous load.), Moving Freight on the Northern Vermont Ry. (A lifetime of railroad experience guides this HO layout's operation.), One Turnout, Two Controls (Throw a turnout from multiple locations with one Tortoise switch motor.), A Division Point Yard in N Scale (A simple yard with staging tracks provides plenty of railroad action.), Disguising Backdrop Openings (Clever solutions make a layout appear larger.), Meet a Custom Builder (Muncel Chang's 35-years of experience go into every project.), Honey, I'm Home (A model railroaders search for a new house.), Your First Model Railroad (Build this HO scale 4 x 8-foot layout with the help of a video.) Departments - At the Throttle, Railway Post Office, Product Reviews (Kato N scale GE P42 Genesis Life-Like HO EMD yard switcher Athearn HO SIECO boxcar Walthers HO steel express reefer.), Workshop, MR News, Trackside Photos, Workin' on the Railroad, Trains of Thought, One Reader's Opinion, Prototype Info, Coming Events and Club Membership, Index of Advertisers, Along the Line
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September
2002
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Features - Colorful New England Club Layout, 7 Steps to Realistic Rocks, Build a Track Scale, Desert Railroading on the Santa Fe, Better Benchwork for Small Layouts, Modeling "Over the Hill" Industries Prototype Drawings - Small-town Combination Depot, Building a caboose from stryene Working on the Railroad Special Photography 101
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January
2003

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Features - Building the Turtle Creek Central - Part 1 (Constructing the table for a new 4 x 8 layout.), 1942: A Year You can Model (Modeling U.S. railroading in the first year after Pearl Harbor.), Build a 50-foot Waffle-Side Boxcar (Easy techniques for making an eye-catching model.), John Allen: The Wizard of Monterey (His influence still reverberates through the model railroad community.), Modeling Prototype Operations on a Mid-Sized Layout (The Detroit, Toledo & Trenton's HO scale Jackson Division.), Walt Disney, Model Railroader (From his home to his theme parks, Disney made sure they all had trains.), Polish Those Railheads! (Triumph over oxidation with metal polish.), A 'Plug-and-Play' Industry for your Railroad (An HO layout doesn't have to be a loop of track.), Naugatuck Valley in N (An apartment-sized New Haven layout with room to grow.), New York Central F7s (You're just a few details away from a fantastic HO scale model.), 1950s California, N style (A transition-era layout built for a busy businessman.), Sound in Three Scales (Controllable digital sounds add another dimension to operation.) Departments - At The Throttle, Railway Post Office, Product Reviews (LGB No. 1 gauge USRA Mikado Bowser HO Pennsey twin-hopper Kato HO scale business car Micro-Trains N scale FT diesels Walthers HO scale feed mill.), Sweepstakes Rules, MR News, Workshop, Back to Basics, Workin' on the Railroad, Trains of Thought, Prototype Info, Coming Events and Club Memberships, Index of Advertisers, Editorial Flashback
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April
2003

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Features - Crowd Pleaser (The HO/HOn3 Stony Creek & Western has inspired modelers for 37 years.), Compact Great Lakes Coal Pier (Foldout drawings of the coal-loading facility at Sodus Point, N.Y.), Build a 50-foot 1960s Boxcar (A later-vintage freight car from an earlier-era HO scale kit.), The Old West Outdoors (Visit the G scale Lake Tahoe & Truckee.), No Kit? No Problem! (Styrene makes scratchbuilding L&N's Limestone Springs, KY depot easy.), Building the Turtle Creek Central - Conclusion (Adding a 1950s town to our product layout.), Staging Solutions (Tips for adding storage capacity to a small layout.) Departments - At The Throttle, Railway Post Office, Product Reviews (Athearn N scale F59PHI Bachmann On2 1/2 Shay Athearn HO Auto-Max car Model Power N light Pacific.), MR News, Workshop, Back to Basics, Trackside Photos, Workin' on the Railroad, Trains of Thought, DCC Corner, Prototype Info, Coming Events, Index of Advertisers, Editorial Flashback
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July
2004
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Perfect Track, S Scale Great northern Pacific, Build an Animated Coaling Station, Fabulous 5 x 9, Mail on the Rails, 10 Tips for Staging Yards, Tunnel Through the Wall, Model a Defect Detector, Information Desk, DCC Corner
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February
2005
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Workin' on the Railroad (How to 'grow' a mountain), Workshop (Easy upgrades improve a Trix HO NYC Caboose), Step by Step (Operating principles: Moving freight and making names), Allegheny Summer, Sound Advice, Big-city railroading in a small apartment, Prototype Information - Modelers guide to passenger trucks, Suburban station renovation, Track and rocks for the Turtle Creek Part 2, Detail N scale Santa Fe PAs, Paint like an expert
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June
2005
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A Handcrafted Gem, Modeling a Highway Underpass, Make a Great Model Railroad, Modeling a Flatlands Scene, Branch Line in a Tunnel, DCC and Sound for a Brass Diesel, Frame Your Layout, Twice as much Fun, Chains, Chocks and Shackles
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September
2005
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Workshop, Step by Step, The groundbreaking Ohio Southern, High-tech scratchbuilding, Create a photo backdrop, Passenger station operations, The Claremont & Concord in G: Part 2, Dual-gauge railroading in the San Juans, Keep your eye on the target signal
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April
2006
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Step by Step (Easy interior details), Operating a '50s-era Layout, Landscaping With Live Cactus, Prototype Information - Uniform of the Day? Railroad Drab, An HO Scale Tabletop railroad, Build the 4 x 8 Stoney Creek: Part 4, Building a sense of reality, Detail and paint a Kato SD40-2, Basics of airbrushing, DCC Corner
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May
2006
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Step by Step (Make your freight car roster prototypical), Designed for the railfan, Kitbash like the prototype, Build a footbridge for your layout, Modelers guide to steel boxcars, Scratchbuild a city centerpiece, Model realistic tall grass, Southern Ohio's best kept secret, Build a train order board in N scale
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June
2006
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Step by Step, Sierra Nevada Steam, Build a Downtown Warehouse in HO, The Model Railroaders Workshop: 1, Bridges, Tunnels and Operation, Alleghenies to Alleghany, Servicing Steam, DCC Corner
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September
2006
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Contents - From the Editor (Good plans, good layout.), News & Products (Hobby industry news and product announcements.), Railway Post Office (Letters from our readers.), Information Desk (The big hook: Big tools for big jobs.), Workshop (Helpful tips for kitbashed structure credibility.), Scenery Step by Step (Add a cornfield to your layout.), Great Operation" Expert Advice (Techniques to keep layouts running smoothly.), Narrow Gauge in a Garage (Part 3: Installing DCC and roadbed on the CNM Ry.), A Developing Basement Empire (The N scale Hooch Junction improves on a good thing.), Automated Interchange (More cars are delivered after each pickup.), Layout Planning Fundamentals (Tips for drawing accurate track plans quickly.), Layout Planning Contest Rules, Build Great-Looking Structures (Easy techniques turn a simple plastic building into a star.), Keeping the Pennsy's Spirit Alive (After a move, the Pennsylvania RR is going strong in HO.), DCC Corner (Using DCC to match locomotive speeds.), Product Reviews (N&W Y6b 2-8-8-2 in HO from Precision Craft Models, Z scale Pennsy GP35 from Micro-Trains, Digitrax Sound FX decoders for HO, GE B23-7 and B30-7 in HO from Atlas...and more.), Trains of Thought (Seeing the forest or the trees.), MR Product Illustrated (Seamless removable scenery.)
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December
2007
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Contents - Information Desk (Blue flags for safety.), Workshop (Eye protection and other tips.), Scenery Step by Step (Build a brass structure.), Conquering the Alps in Z Scale (Modeling Switzerland's Gotthard Pass in detail.), Detailing the Right-of-Way (Part 2: Signals, signs and grade crossings.), Walk on the DCC Wireless Side (Getting started using radio and infrared throttles.), Rod Stewart's Three Rivers City (The pop star raises the curtain on his amazing layout.), Handlaying Turnouts without Hassle (Techniques for making your own turnouts.), Modeling Commuter Rail Service (North America's fastest growing passenger trains.), Commuting to Work on the MR&T (Adding commuter service is easy with careful planning.), Product Reviews (Broadway Limited's brass HO scale New Haven I-5, Athearn's Electro-Motive Division GP40X...and more.), Trains of Thought (What to do with the last layout's rolling stock.)
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September
2008
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Contents - From the Editor (Creativity and wheels), News & Products (Hobby industry news and product announcements.), Railway Post Office (Letters and e-mails from our readers.), Track Planning Contest Rules, Information Desk (Modeling Boston & Maine's postwar rolling stock.), Workshop (Handy drawers keep small tools organized.), Scenery Step by Step (Make an old baggage car into a shed.), 4 Weeks to a Bigger Layout (Week 1: Benchwork for the industrial district.), Models Under Wire (Getting started modeling trolley and interurban railroads.), Track Plan for a 1906 Short Line (Fitting a Pennsylvania RR subsidiary in a garage.), Big-time Railroading (The Rochester Model Railroad Club's HO scale layout.), Scratchbuild a Rural Overpas (This HO scale bridge is part of a model railfan scene.), How to Install DCC Sound (Adding sound decoders in two diesel locomotives.), Manual Turnout Control (Controlling turnouts with a metal rod and slide switch.), Landmark Layouts (Eric Brooman's always-contemporary Utah Belt.), DCC Corner (Rule 17: lighting and advanced programming.), Product Reviews (The MTH Southern Pacific GS-4 steam locomotive, the all-new Atlas N scale GP-30...and more.), Trains of Thought (Plausible freelancing), The Operators (Flag protection)
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April
2009
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Traveling Classrooms (Information Desk), Spun Polyester Clouds (Workshop), Detailing for a Time and a Place (Step by step), Build the Beer Line (Part 4: Realistic structures complete our HO layout), Make Lightweight Benchwork (A unique design maker modulates easy to trnasport), Building Freyteg;s Foundry (Part 1: Constructing the main foundry strurcute), Beyond the Basics (Visit a New England layout a step above in accuracy >0 Working Beacons for Diesels (Flashing lights increase N scale locomotive realism,(, Freelancing a Harbor Railroad (Scratchbuilt scenes highlight this large scale layout), Improving Walters' Chain link fence (Make your fence sturdier with simple modifications.), Operating Sitting Down (A different approach to operating a model railroad.), A Branch Line with a rail-marine twist (An HO plan for a 9' x 11'-foot spare room.), Installing Decoders in Brass Locomotives (DCC Comer), Product Reviews (Broadway Limited's HO scale Union Pacific 2/10/2, Atlas N scale GP15 and more)
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July
2009

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Contents - Comments Encouraged (From the Editor.), Now on ModelRailroader.com (The latest features on our web site.), News & Products (Hobby industry news.), Railway Post Office (Letters from our readers.), Trolleys Without Wheels (Information Desk.), Cleaning Paint Brushes (Workshop.), Disguise a Tunnel with Trees (Step by step.), How to Build a Small Railroad Town (Structures and details make a convincing scene.), Keep That Car From Rolling (Make derails to keep cars in places on a grade.), Fruit Growers Express Reefer (Illustrations for a common prototype built in the 1920's.), Keeping True to the Soo Line (Modeling the steam-to-diesel transition in the Midwest.), A Double-Deck N scale Track Plan (Maine Central in the White Mountains in 12 x 16 feet.), Updating a 1990s Amtrak F40PH (Detail modifications for a Walthers HO scale model.), Easy Layout Control Panels (How to make track schematics for your layout.), 6 Decades on the South Shasta Lines (Southern Pacific steam inspired this O scale layout.), Back-electro-motive-force Control (DCC corner.), Product Reviews (Rivarossi's sound-equipped HO Big Boy...and more.), Trackside Photos, Retrofitting Operations on the F&SM (Trains of Thought.), Cartoon, Index of Advertisers, Choosing Locomotives - Part 2 (The Operators.)
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September
2009
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The Joys of Wiring (From the Editor.), Now on ModelRailroader.com (The latest features on our Web site.), News & Products (Hobby industry news and product announcements.), Railway Post Office (Letters from our Readers.), Taking a Wrecker on the Road (Information desk.), Build a Strip Storage Rack (Workshop.), Building Cast-Metal Vehicle Kits (Step by Step.), Make a Layout Look Picture-Perfect (Expert advice on photography and modeling.), Figure Painting 101 (Learn to paint fugures for your model railroad.), Roads That Go On Forever (Make roads appear to extend beyond the layout.), Kitbash a Junction Depot (A station and two tower kits yield a unique HO structure.), Artistic License on the GN (Jim Ferguson's HO scale Northwest empire.), Model a Rutland Flatcar and Shed (A pair of easy kitbashing projects from a single boxcar.), Build Realistic Cardstock Structures (Discover the advantages of paper building kits.), An Industrial Railroad in a Box (Packing large-scale detail and operation into 2 x 4 feet.), Wiring Your Layout, Part 1: Track Bus (DCC corner.), Product Reviews (HO scale Norfolk & Western class J from M.T.H., Con-Cor's speedy HO Electroliner...and more.), Trackside Photos, I'll Meet You There, Cartoon, Photo Contest Rules, Index of Advertisers, Train Order Signals, Part 2
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July
2010

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Features - Build a Backwoods Scene for your Layout (From water to mirrors to hillside flats, this 5-foot layout section uses a lot of great scenery modeling techniques.), A Busy Mainline Town in HO scale (Track and benchwork plans for a layout based on Kirkland, Ill.), Authentic Open Loads for Gondolas (Tips for planning and modeling a series of visible freight shipments for your operating sessions.), Color Models with Powdered Pastels (Using weathering powder in place of paints or stains.), Learn While Building (The owner if this HO scale layout is always looking for ways to improve his model railroad.), Car Forwarding with Tags (Self stick, removable plastic flags make car routing easy.), Ethanol, An Industry You can Model (What you need to know to add this large modern industry to your model railroad.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Sunset Models Brass HO 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive, Bachmann's HO scale doodlebug, Atlas O's Trinity covered hopper...and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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September
2010
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Features - Secrets of a Great Scene (Taking apart a realistic desert diorama layer by layer.), Build a Through-Girder Turntable (Converting a craftsman kit into a model of a 90-foot New Haven prototype.), N Scale Locomotive Makeover (A DCC decoder, some paint and a few simple techniques are all you need to customize a variety of diesels for your layout.), Modeling a Hometown on the Dixie Line (The Louisville & Nashville inspired this compact HO layout.), Control Turnouts from Multiple Locations (A simple circuit lets you activate switch motors from several control panels.), Scratchbuild Easy Exhaust Fans (Detail your structures with these simple four-part models.), Under Wire on Connecticut Co. Streetcars (An O scale layout that features intricate trackwork, scratchbuilt structures and a modular design.), An HO Double-Deck Plan for a N&W Branch Line (Tracing the route of the "Virginia Creeper" in 9 x 11 feet.) In Every Issue - From the Editor, On The Web, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Project Reviews (Athearn's all-new HO GP15-1, Broadway Limited's upgraded Pennsy I1 2-10-0, and more.), Trains of Thought, Kitbashing Contest Rules, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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October
2010

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Features - Continue Your Roads Into the Backdrop (Use acrylic panels and fine ballast to blend foreground roads into photo backdrops.), A Northwestern Logging Branch in HO (This 9 x 11-foot track plan features logging action in the 1940's.), Make Your Own Roadbed (An innovative building material used under this proves to be roadbed in disguise.), Big Steam in Coal Country (This HO scale transition-era layout features realistic scenery and scratchbuilt structures on two decks.), Model New Car Sides Using Styrene (This technique can be used in any scale.), Mix and Match Decals for Railroad Equipment (Four simple suggestions for repurposing decal sets.), Modeling Rural America in N scale (This compact layout was imspired by traveling around the United States.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Kitbashing Contest Rules, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews )Athearn's HO Southern Pacific MT-4 4-8-2 steam locomotive, Bachmann's HO 0-6-0T saddletank engine, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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November
2010

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Features - Long Trains on the Lakeside Lines (An HO scale railroad designed to showcase realistic trains.), Easy Boxcar Weathering (Make ready-to-run plastic boxcars look more realistic in just a few simple steps.), How to Build a Steel Viaduct (An aluminum channel provides solid support for the structure.), City to Countryside (The HO scale Reading Co. features detailed structures built from photos and prototype plans.), Scratchbuild a Section House (Styrene sheet and window and door castings make this common railroad structure an easy beginner project.), Two Simple Solutions for More Traffic (Minor tweaks result in more operating action on this layout.), Track Plan for an Urban Branch Line (The Newport & New York RR is a busy, compact connection between two cities in the mid-1950's.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop, Step by Step, Kitbashing Contest Rules, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Athearn's HO scale veranda gas-turbine Atlas' HO upgraded Alco C-424, Digitrax SoundFX decoders...and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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January
2011

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Features - Building Bay Junction (Part One: The track plan, benchwork ideas, and a tour of our staff-built HO scale layout.), A Modeler's Guide to USRA Locomotives (These standardized engines served on many railroads.), Diamond Stacks in the Desert (This detailed HO layout depicts railroading in the late 1800's.), Operate Turnouts with RC Servo Motors (Radio control components make an inexpensive alternative.), How to Model Modern Roofs (Three easy techniques for making realistic flat roof structures.), A Plan for Passenger Operations (The freelanced Metropolitan Union Passenger Terminal.), Add Wear and Tear to a Steel Gondola (They don't look new for long, so your models shouldn't either.), Model an N Sxale Demolished House (Use scrap pieces from old laser-cut wood kits.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Broadway Limited's HO scale Baldwin Centipede, Rapido's Osgood-Bradley coaches, Atlas O's O scale 50-foot single-sheathed boxcar, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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March
2011

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Features - Operation on the Franklin & South Manchester (Giving trains a reason to run required some changes to George Sellios' famous model railroad.), Building Bay Junction (Part 3: Two modern industries for our HO project railroad.), Kitbash a Large Grain Elevator, Build a Fertilizer Plant, Modeling the Rio Grande Southern in 4 x 8 feet (Mountain scenery, two levels of track and furniture-grade benchwork complete this HOn3 layout.), More Fun with 4 x 8's (Part 2: Four additional MR staff plans for layouts featuring junction towns, branch lines and an engine terminal.), Build a New Haven class J-2 heavy Mikado (A remodeled cab, new valve gear, and detail changes highlight the modifications on the Broadway Limited model.), Model a Supersize Flatcar Load (A refinery fractionating tower makes an impressive model.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From the Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workship Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Project Reviews (Atlas HO scale Genset, Bowser Baldwin VO1000 switcher with sound, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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April
2011

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Features - Workshop Tips: Enhancing Realism (A little dirt and grime helps bring out diesel details.), 5 Ways to Weather (How to sumulate dirt, rust, faded paint and more.), Weathering Gallery (A showcase of various models expertly detailed.), Weather a Steam Locomotive Realistically (Paint and powder improve the look of a steam engine.), Weather: The Final Frontier (Operating in inclement weather offers the ultimate realism.), Model a Maintenance-of-Way Shop (Lineside details and track vehicles enhances a compact scene.), 6 Tips for Layouts in Small Spaces (Ideas to help you fit a layout where you didn't think you could.), September 1955 on the C&NW (Operations on Jim Munn's freelanced HO Christie Division.), Building Bay Junction: Part 4 (How we kitbashed two industries for our HO project layout.), Rio Grande in my Garage (Animation and sound effects bring this On2 1/2 layout to life.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On the Web, From the Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Walthers' Union Pacific Streamliner, Kato's ES44AC, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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May
2011

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Features - Practical Tips for Switching Fun (Design ideas and working examples for moving freight realistically on a model railroad.), Building Bay Junction: Part 5 (Adding a commuter station and a downtown street scene.), Build a Headquarters for your Railroad (Turn a European city hall kit into an American office building.), Going West in N scale (A modeler makes changes for more realistic operation.), Easy Covered Hopper Enhancements (Simple details make a ready-to-run car more realistic.), Improve Performance with Transmission Fluid (Automotive product improves wheel-to-rail electrical contact.), Mineral Point in Miniature (A visit to a superb HO scale museum display layout.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Bachmann HO scale Climax, Kato N scale EMD SD45, Digitrax Zephyr Xtra DCC starter set, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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July
2011

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Features - Workshop Tips: Using Electrical Connectors (Connectors make layout wiring easier.), How to Wire a Layout for Two-Train Operation (Cab-Control wiring works for simple and complex layouts.), Adding DCC Power Districts (Tips and advice for routing track power on a DCC layout.), C&O Coal Country in a Seperate Room (Mines with working loaders highlight this N scale railroad.), Build a Diesel Shop (Kitbashing a realistic enginehouse, Part 1: exterior and roof.), Model a Rocky Creek (Debris deposited by snowmelt makes this scene realistic.), Standard Stations for Small Towns (This 1905 wood depot would fit many model railroads.), The Sacramento Modular Railroaders (An HO scale club known for its one-day operation sessions.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - On The Web, From The Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Kato N scale City of Los Angeles, Bachmann HO scale 4-4-0, Athearn HO scale 89-foot flatcar, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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January
2012

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Features - Hauling Freight in Hawaii (The HO scale Big Island Rail plays "what if" in the 50th state.), How to Add DCC Sound to a Compact HO Switcher (An ESU LokSound decoder and speakers work well in this Bachmann 44-tonner.), Kitbash an Offset Swing Bridge (Modifying a styrene kit to model an unusual counterweighted prototype.), Build the Virginian: A 4 x 8 with More (Part 1: The plan and operation for our HO scale project layout.), 9 Tips for an Organized Workbench (These tips can make completing projects easier, faster and more enjoyable.), From Grass Mat to Weed Patch (Use long grass fiber mats to add overgrown areas to your layout.), Adding Background Sound to your Layout (Portable compact disc players, sound effect CD's, and computer speakers make this an easy project.), Track Plan for an N Scale Urban Terminal Railroad (Lift-up and roll-away sections allow easy pass-through access to this 10 x 13-foot downtown switching layout.), Trackside Photos Every Issue - On The Web, From the Editor, News & Products, Sweepstakes Rules, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale GE U50 locomotive from Athearn, Kato N scale Amtrak train set, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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August
2012
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Features - Build an 1880's Oil Refinery (An early plant that turned crude oil into consumer products.), Scratchbuild a Farm Structure (Styrene sheet and strip make this HO corn crib easy to build.), 5+ Multi-Deck Layout Design and Construction Tips (Height. lighting, cost, spacing and other considerations.), Cover Story: Room Sized Layout - Mountain Scenes on the Boston & Maine (The HO scale Bedford Division features benchwork-to-ceiling scenery.), How To Make Removable Utility Wires (Removable crossarms make it easy to take wires out the the way when needed.), Tip a Switch Motor on it's Side (Try this time-saving technique for installing slow-motion switch motors under any layout.), The Long Island & Lake Erie (Handlaid track is the highlight of this freelanced HO scale model railroad.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews, Trains of Thoughts, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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September
2012

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Features - Build a Modular Express Building to fit any Location (How to model a busy transfer point for small shipments moving between trains and delivery trucks.), Updating and Redetailing a Classic Brass HO USRA Mikado (A can motor, flywheel and scratchbuilt details convert a light 2-8-2 into a handsome Grand Trunk locomotive.), Three Track Plans for 2 x 4 feet (How to fit an N scale model railroad onto a quarter sheet of plywood.), Two Railroads in One Small Space (The Chicago & North Western and Milwaukee Road take center stage on this 9 x 13-foot HO layout.), Compact Staging adds Variety to Operations (A manual traversing staging yard you can build in an afternoon.), From Quarry to Crusher (How an unsatisfying HO layout became a fun On2 1/2 industrial railroad.), Modern Gondola Makeover (Six simple steps to convert coal gons into scrap metal haulers.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From the Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford Comet by Con-Cor, Walthers Santa Fe El Capitan passenger cars in HO scale and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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October
2012

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Features - 11 Easy Urban Lighting Tips (Off-the-shelf parts make layout lighting a snap.), Enhance Your Modern Billboard with Lights (Light-emitting diodes and a taller pole make advertisements more visible.), How to Model a Moonlit Night (Blue rope lights simulate nighttime and avoid inky darkness.), Modeling Fields in N Scale (Weather sealer as corn? Yes. Chenille as soybeans? You bet. A veteran modeler shows you how it's done.), A Scenery Showcase Built for Operation (Lessons learned from a small layout inspired the bigger and better HO scale Western Pacific.), How to Set Up a Layout for Operation (Using car cards, waybills, and operating sequences on the HO scale Western Pacific.), Modeling a 1960s Freight Car Roster (A snapshot of the car fleet that was in service 50 years ago.), Room-Size Plan With a Car Float (This HO scale walk-in 10 x 20-foot plan also includes a branch line and an interchange.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A-B diesels with sound from MTH, EMD SD9043MAC in HO scale by Kato, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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December
2012

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Features - How to Scratchbuild a Wood Coal Trestle (Step by step.), Build a Retail Coal Dealer (A timeless, space-saving destination for loaded hoppers.), A Compact Coal Trestle You can Build (A small-town coal terminal for layouts in the 1940's and '50's.), How to Weather Coal Hoppers (Tips for using an airbrush and acrylic paints to enhance cars inside and out,), A Rural Short Line Junction in HO (This room-sized track plan is based on prototype site maps.), Taking Large Scale on the Road (The Sundance Central is a 40 x 45-foot sectional layout.), How to Build a Deep Rocky Ravine (An impressive scenic feature greets visitors.), Streamliners Along the Mississippi (Famout passenger trains and the upper Midwest inspired the 15 x 40-foot LaCrossed Division.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From the Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop Tips, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale Chicago Metros commuter train equipment from Kato, Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division SDS, and more.), Model Railroader Sweepstakes, Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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January
2013

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Features - Build a Quarry Branch (Part 1: Introduction, track plan and operations for our new 2 x 12-foot project layout.), 5 Expert Tricks for Installing Track and Roadbed (Sound-deadening material, superelevation and simple spacers help form a realistic right-of-way.), Kitbashing an HO Roundhouse (A Heljan kit and 3-stall expansion set is the starting point.), A Maine Main Line in an Attic (Without a basement, this modeler made layout space between the rafters.), Upgrading a Small Switcher with DCC and Sound (A SoundTraxx Micro-Tsunami decoder proves the perfect fit for an HO scale 0-4-0T steam locomotive.), Variations on a 4 x 8 Theme (Four HO scale 4 x 8 track plans designed for industrial switching and continuous running.), How to Weather Wood Structures (Simulating aged wood is an important part of realistic model building.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale Alco S-2 by Bachmann, Fox Valley Models B&O boxcars in HO and N, and more.), Model Railroader Sweepstakes, Trains of Thought, Index to Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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March
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Features - Step by Step (A guide for modeling a town square.), Build Small-Town Structures with Big-Time Appeal (One modeler's approach to adding charm and character to a downtrodden district.), From Backdrop to Blacktop (Tips and tricks for adding background buildings and small-town streets.), Making the Most of Modern Buildings (How to model mundana urban structures that don't stand out.), Rural Renewal in the Ozarks (Business developments change a small Missouri town.), Rebuild Turnouts in Place (Improve turnout performance with new points and make them DCC friendly.), Town and Country on a New England Branch Line (The Boston & Maine and the Ruland haul trains along the 14 x 21-foot East Berkshire Branch.), Build a Quarry Branch (Part 3: A rock loader and shingle factory for our HO layout.), How to Detail a Modern Locomotive (Applying a handful of small parts will turn an economy model into a showpiece.), An HO Scale Bridge Line with Southern Flair (The Sugar Valley & Sweetwater RR will be open for tours during the 2013 NMRA convention.), A Busy New York Harbor Track Plan in 5 x 9-feet (The N scale Lehigh Valley Bronz Terminal features industrial switching along an urban waterfront.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Brass HO scale electric locomotives from Sunset Models, New York Central's Empire State Express in HO scale by MTH and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertising and Cartoon, The Operators
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April
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Features - A Narrow Gauge Conversion (A chance meeting and a rail trip turned this Georgia modeler into a D&RGW and RGS fan.), Build a Quarry Branch (Part 4: HO scale rolling stock painted for quarry services.), Build a Working Industrial Gate (Security gates are a common obsticle encountered by switch crews.), Mountain Railroading Through Coal Country (A real railroader fills his basement with a C&O inspired HO empire.), Model a Typical 1950s Tractor-Trailer (Minor modifications help turn an HO scale model into a period-correct road hauler.), Windswept Trees From Natural Materials (Twisted trunks and caspia branches capture a rugged look.), Extend the Reach of a Switch Motor (A simple bracket resolves a benchwork clearance problem.), A Freelanced Car Ferry Track Plan (This spare-room-sized HO scale plan features interchange via car ferry.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Railway Post Office, Information Desk, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (Athearn HO scale EMD GP38-2 with DCC sound, HO scale Budd RDC from Walthers and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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May
2013

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Features - Styrene Structures in 7 Simple Steps (This versatile plastic material lets you easily model buildings of any size, shape or scale.), Scratchbuild a Small Factory (How to use mat board and cardboard to build an S scale structure.), 4 Technologies Shaping Model Railroading's Future (Everything from how models are made, to how they roll, to how they are controlled, is evolving. Here's how it will affect the hobby.), Through the Rockies on the Santa Fe (An around-the-walls HO scale model railroad captures the look of the transition-era ATSF.), Build a Contemporary Business Car (Conrail's prototype car no. 5 and this model are both kit-based projects.), Interurban Scenes on a Narrow Shelf (The 2 x 34-foot Gypsy Trolley Line is an award-winning HO modular layout.), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR, From The Editor, News & Products, Information Desk, N Scale Insight, Workshop Tips, Step by Step, DCC Corner, Product Reviews (HO scale DCC strain set from Walthers Trainline, Athearn HO scale GE AC4400CW in Norfolk Southern heritage schemes, and more.), Trains of Thought, Index of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators
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December
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Features - Perch Birds on Your Power Lines (It's simple to add this often-overlooked detail to your overhead wires), Kitbash A Canadian Pacific RS-3 in HO Scale (Combine a Bowser body and an Atlas chassis to build an Alco workhorse), A Sectional Railroad On An Aluminum Frame (Based on two MR designs, this N scale layout depicts the Pacific Northwest), Modeling Miami's Downtown Sput (An urban light-industrial setting provides planey of switching), The Mechanics Of Train Dispatching (How to do timetable-and-train-order dispatching, including what you need), A Rail-Marine Connection In The Pacific Northwest (A remote Milwaukee Road branch inspired this 12 x 16-foot track plan), New Life For Old Boxcars (Following the Chicago & North Western's example to repurpose 40-foot cars as sheds), Trackside Photos In Every Issue - Digital MR (The latest features on our website), From The Editor (Common isn't ordinary), News & Products (Join the MR team), Railway Post Office (Letters from our readers), Information Desk (Loading ramps for double-deck stockcars), Workshop Tips (An easy repair stops intermittent shorts), Step By Step (How to build a plastic structure kit), DCC Corner (How sound decoders work), Product Reviews (Broadway Limited imports' HO scale Norfolk & Western class Y6b 2-8-8-2, N scale Electro Motive Division SD60 by Atlas, and more), Trains Of Thought (Making sure there's an escape route), Index Of Advertisers and Cartoon, The Operators (Card files for car cards)
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