Model Railroader-1978

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January
V. Good
Bill of Lading - C&O + C&O = C&O (You can pack a lot of railroading into a 4 x 6-foot HO layout.), E.L. Moore's village store (A bit of old New England, complete with snow.), Introducing the Allagash Cartel A taste of Maine 2-foot gauge railroading.), Al Hanson: a pioneer in 2-ft-gauge modeling (The first priority is that the models operate well.), The Sterlingworth steel hopper car (A turn-of-the-century coal hauler in styrene and brass.), Don Manlick's HO scale Schnabel flatcar (The Model of the Month award.), ABC's of cutting threads (There is no magic nor mystery involved in using taps and dies.), The road to enchantment (A track plan based on Santa Fe's operation in New Mexico.), The Eastwyck & Fensterstock Construction Co. (Construction equipment can be an asset to any model railroad.), Bash a transfer caboose (It all began with an Athearn kit.), Realistic model window "glass" (A visit to the hobby shop can be rewarding.), Track ballasting made easy(Special tools and techniques to simplify a tedious job.), Compound kitbashing to produce a feed mill (A large mill complex designed to enhance operation.), It ain't prototypic (Four photos of protytype iddities.), The fun and fascination of trains (A report on an exhibit at the Kodak Gallery.), Prototype Drawings and Data - Portable automobile unloader, Bridgton & Saco River RR's engine no. 7, PRR class M70 postal car, Milwaukee Road's water tank at Straw, Mont, Prototype oddities 3
$5.00

January
Good +
C&O + C&O = C&O, E.L. Moore's village store, Introducing the Allagash Cartel, Al Hanson: a pioneer in 2-ft-gauge modeling, The Sterlingworth steel hopper car, Don Manlick's HO scale Schnabel flatcar, ABC's of cutting threads, The road to enchantment, The Eastwyck & Fensterstock Construction Co., Bash a transfer caboose, Realistic model window "glass", Track ballasting made easy, Compound kitbashing to produce a feed mill, It ain't prototypic, The fun and fascination of trains, Prototype Drawings and Data - Portable automobile unloader, Bridgton & Saco River RR's engine no. 7, PRR class M70 postal car, Milwaukee Road's water tank at Straw, Mont, Prototype oddities 1
$4.50

February
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Bill of Lading - Waterfront at Wiscasset (This highly detailed scene was completed in only 6 months), Kitbashing Tank Car 22 (Scratchbuilt flatcar can be used in many different ways), The Tank Car That Never Was (Would you call this model a prototype?), The Green Bay & Western: 1 (A railroad you can model), Southern's Old Cumberland River Crossing (From trestle to bridge to "rathole"), The Big Truck Bash (Including pointers on how to lengthen or shorten a tractor), Two Track Plans For an L-shaped Space (Choose the one you prefer), Denis Mueller's D&S RR (A seaport-to-interchange layout), Russians and Yellow Jackets (Two steam locomotives of the Dixie Line), The Sierra Grande and Western RR (Club-sized home layout began as a road racing track), Build The Blinker (A simple-circuit with many model railroad applications), Build a Modern Block of Stores (A sandwich method of building sturdy walls), Concrete Structures for Model Railroads (Doing things the way the prototype does it), Keeping Track (Signs on the layout will remind you of work to be done). Prototype Drawings and Data - Alco's RS-3, PRR's welding shop at Sodus Point, NY, A Whitcomb industrial locomotive 5
$5.00

March
V. Good -
Bill of Lading - The Mohawk & Hudson RR (A super-detailed layout built in a coffee table), The Belmont Shore Railroad Club (This N scale club does things big), Earl Johnson's Siamese Twins (Baldwin's experimental locomotives wouldn't stay on the rails), The Kansas City Southern Lines (Wilson Hunt's HO layout fills most of a 15 x 30 foot room), Butz Milling & Feed Co. (It might be said that this model is largely free-lanced), D&RGW Standard-Gauge Mikados (A lesson in individual differences that retain a family appearance), A Fishbown Roundhouse (It's nice to be able to show off your prized motive power), Scratchbuild a Depressed Center Flatcar (A good project for that first scratchbuilt styrene car), Richard J. Krueger's D&RGW Snow Flanger (The Model of the Month award), The Pasedena Model Railroad Club (The layout that starred in Model Railroading Unlimited), Nicole Leach's N Scale Railroad (With some adult help, this 9-year-old has built a fine layout), A Huge HO Outdoor Display Layout (It's used as the focal point of a Christmas exhibition), From Tank Car to Gas Station (This retired tanker became a three-dimensional billboard), Limited Operation (Can model-railroading equipment perform too well?), Prototype Drawings and Data - Lumber Kiln and Boilerhouse (For Wyman's Sawmill), The Wasco Gas Station, Garage and Grocery, CPR Standard no. 2 Icehouse, A Baldwin Built 0-6-0 4
$5.00

April
V. Good -
The Green Bay & Western: 2, A track plan for GBW's Kewaunee Division, Build a Southern Pacific C-3 2-8-0, Clodine's general store, Using IC's for signaling, Railroad travel posters for your layout, A lunar railroad you can model, A simple switch machine layout, Phil Bender's layout, Interludes at South Portsmouth, Russ Tower's East Valley lines, Switch to nowhere?, Noitcart Traction, Converting a passenger truck to a bobber caboose frame, Prototype Drawings and Data - B&O wooden baggage car, Great Lakes car ferry, Erie Lackawanna freight house at Le Roy, NY, FMC Corp 100-ton covered hopper, Cadadian-Pacific four-wheeled caboose 5
$5.00

May
V. Good -
Bill of Lading - Guest Editorial: For Lone Wolves too ("There is no best way to be a model railroader"), The Railroad Model Club of Atlanta (Photos by C. Donn Fletcher / information supplied by Riley O'Connor), Maintenance-Free Turnouts (Seven problems might exist in one route of a turnout), Palmer Kloster's Stock Yards Station (The Model of the Month award), Domex Packaging Ltd. (An industry to receive those colorful modern covered hopper cars), A Cordless Walkaround Throttle (A project for those with electronic experience), Quonset & East Douglas Ry (Track plans: a short line serving a well-industrialized area), Build a Trolley Work Train (A modified kit flatcar and a boxcar trailer designed to match), Kitbashing Hopper-Bottom Gondola Cars (Two different old-timers can be made from AHM's stake trailers), How to Publicize your Club's Show (It's a matter of being able to count backwards to zero), Prototype Drawings and Data - Electro-Motive's GP-35, Domex Packaging Ltd (An industry you can model), Hopper-Bottom Gondola Car (Pine Creek Ry.) 5
$5.00

June
V. Good -
Guest essay: Thanks Dad, Ma & Pa handcar & tool shed, Commuter cars: easy to kitbash and fun to operate, What brought the catenary down, The Marquette Union Terminal RR, Factory office and supply building, Bill Cowling's Z scale sawmill complex, Sneak preview: Wolverine Express layout tour, Model remodeling, A minature oilstone bench grinder, Recipes for diner bashing, Model railroading under the chandelier, It's a coverup, Christopher station, Eliminate flywheel vibration, Prototype Drawings and Data - Brick grade crossing watchman's tower, Route 128 station, Big Warrior River Bridge, 40-ton wooden ore car 4
$5.00

July
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Bill of Lading - Operating a Small Layout (Three operators can be kept busy on this 6 x 8 ft railroad), Building an Old-Time Ore Car (Using material left over from a previous project), How to Build a Log Flatcar (Scratchbuilding log bunkers and modify a kitbuilt flatcar), Kitbashing a Coaling Station (A facility that won't be like the one on everybody else's railroad), Pacific Evaluation (Or, how to build your favorite steam locomotive the hard way), The Ohio Southern RR (A point-to-point system that was developed for prototype operation), Window Dressings and Seasoned Sidings (Tips on how to individualize wood and plastic structures), Make Your Own Minature Connectors (I found a way to build my own connectors inexpensively), Safety Messages for Your Cabooses (A model railroad should be accident free), The Northern Allen Park Lines (A conservatively designed layout with wide curves and neat scenery), Irv Schulz's Church & Church Lumber Co. (The Model of the Month award), How to Simulate a Rotating Beacon (The circuit was developed to operata a lighthouse beacon), The Possibilities of the Live Diesel-Electric (Would you believe a .020 two-cycle diesel engine?), Those Old Magazines Can Help You (Collecting them can be a hobby in itself), The Laziest Model Railroader Who Ever Lived (A dubious tale unfit for the instruction of young people), It Ain't Prototypic (Four photos of prototype oddities), Prototype Drawings and Data - GTW's Depot at Walled Lake, MI, PRR 85-ton Quadruple Hopper Car, Bangor & Aroostook Insulated Boxcar 3
$5.00

August
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Bill of Lading - Crossing Coolie Canyon (A relaxed approach to spectacular scenery), Denver & Rio Grande Western's narrow-gauge gondola's (Detailed information for modeling these freight cars), Scratchbuilt D&RGW high-side gondola (This On3 model was built mainly of styrene), CB&Q Vista-Dome coach (Cabooses need care and feeding too), Caboose servicing facilities (Use towels to represent piles driven to hold embankments), Drive that pile (Use dowels to represent piles driven to hold embankments)!, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in N scale (New Jersey moves to California and is joined by Horseshoe Curve), Climax Falls, John Sauer's PRR 2-8-8-0 in HO scale (The Model of the Month award), Consider narrow gauge (It does not require the skill, time and money many think it doew), Build your own switch machines (A reliable twin-coil machine for less than 50 cents), The Model Railroader staff Those directly involved in producint the editorial portion) Prototype data and drawings - D&RGW narrow-gauge gondolas), CB&Q Vista-Dome coach), Caboose servicing facilities) 2
$5.00

September
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Bill of Lading - Bott's cotton pickin' gin mill (Structure based on a friend's drawing has been gussied up a bit.), Randy Sappo's S scale bridge (The Model of the Month Award.), Black River Lines (In N scale, it's a railroad empire in 11 x 21 feet.), Ocean View Unified RR (A spacious railroad set in California's high-desert country.), The Arcade & Attica RR (A little railroad where passengers are as important as freight.), A track plan for an Arcade & Attica RR (A railroad you can model.), HO Pennsylvania E6 4-4-2 (The best points from two different kits of the same prototype.), Bathroom Central RR (An N scale layout in an apartment.), A pike kids can grow with (The Carson Valley, Carson Valley & Loch Awe RR.), Give the yardmaster a break (Proper arrangement of yard and engine leads smooth operations.) Prototype Drawings and Data - DT&I's standard station, GE 44-tonner, Arcade & Attica RR bridge, Arcade & Attica RR sandhouse 1
$5.00

October
V. Good -
NYC Hudson variations, The Rock Point & Coast RR, Evergreens everywhere, Bay City Southern, A diesel-powered rotary snowplow, Tethered transistor throttle, Switching problem, Triangle Service Station, Modeling elevated rapid transit lines, Triborough Rapid Transit Co., It ain't prototypic, Real glass windows for your models, Prototype Drawings and Data - Jefferson ice depot, DL&W stations at Jamesville NY, EMD's MP15's and MP15AC's, Coudersport & Port Alleghany RR caboose, Bulk tar storage facility, Prototype oddities, 2
$5.00

November
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Bill of Lading - Scratchbuilding a Narrow-gauge Combine (A feature from the Allagash Cartel.), Shay Locomotive Modeled (The Model of the Month award.), Steam Heat Comes to the Cobwebs, Dust & Ashes (A central heating plant complete with boilers and piping.), Build a Digital Fast Clock (Then try some scheduling and operation.), Resistance Soldering (With further comment by Roger D. Farnham.), Ntrak at Dearborn (Photos of and comment about a 12 x 90-foot modular layout.), Modeling the Clinchfield RR (Beginning a series on building a 6 x 13-foot N scale railroad.), 1978 Prize Parade (Winners in the model contest at the NMRA national convention.), Erie's Mahoning Division in HO scale (Joe Slanser's layout captures that Erie atmosphere.), Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car: 1 (Detailed instructions for beginners and some trips for old pros.), Designing and Obtaining Private Road Name Heralds (Helpful hints on giving your railroad its own personality.), Turning the Tables (A story of the underground, in which Atlas carries a burden.), It's More than Horsepower (How to scale down prototype decisions on train sizes and speeds.), The Mighty Pen (Some model railroad uses for old ball-points.), Prototype Drawings and Data - Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes combine no. 14, Horsepower ratings 1
$5.00

December
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Bill of Lading - Building and Switching Blackhole Mine (Special operating conditions on the Mescal Lines RR.), Glenn Davis's HO Basement Empire (Operating a model railroad can involve family and friends), Modeling the Clinchfield RR: 2 (Track planning and benchwork on the MR staff project), Bob Viau's Mountain Observation Car in HO scale (The Model of the Month award), A Folding Rollaway Layout (An easy-to-store child-size layout), The Oakville Central (It's possible to design a small layout that's interesting to operate), Modeling a Bulk Oil Distribution Center (Add variety to operation with a destination for those tank cars), Those Magical Catalogs of Christmases Past (They were extraordinarily effective merchandising tools), Tinplate was Made to Operate (Helpful guidelines for repairing toy trains), Ersatz Superdetailing in N scale (Widgets off a shoestore floor can provide covered wagon details), Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car: 2 (Continuing the construction of a wood and metal car), Getting Started in Model Railroading (Basic information for newcomers to our hobby), HO scale Santa Fe Layout (A Student Fare special feature), Prototype Drawings and Data - Chicago & North Western's class E Pacifics, Western Pacific's North Fork Bridge, Erie's Avon Station, Boden Bros Livery 2
$5.00

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