Model Railroader-1985

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January
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Bill of Lading - The San Jose Society of Model Railroaders (A look at the club's N scale layout(, Photographing models through "smoked" glass (Create spectacular photographed secenc using an old Hollywood technique), Three cabeese for the price of...three (And there are others you can build using Kufaire's N scale 34=foot caboose), Norman Briskman's 1910 Baltimore & Ohio 4-4-0 in HO scale (The Model of the Month award), Mich-Cal 26-ton Shay (Gordon Cameron's drawings of this small 1903 Shay in lumber service for 50 years), Model the city for a change of pace (An HO Scale 4x8 layout plan using Atlas Snap Track), Build General Electric's C32-8 (The winning project in the Junior Division of our young Authors Contest), The Jerome & Southwestern Jr. (The winning project in the Senior Division of our Young Author Contest), The Timber River RR *A modern ore-hauling railroad in a moderate-sized railroad room), Cotton Belt tunnel snoot (Superdetailing Athearn's HO Sca;e SD40T-2), Two-cab wiring (All aboard: The basics of wiring a layout for running two trains at once), A source for large pine trees (Check out those post-christmas sales), Nordi's Garage (Its history and signs are all colorful), Gordon Varney remembered (A friend and associate looks back at one of model railroadings pioneers), Varney scale models (A chronology of the Varney product line), Paint shop: K29 express boxcar (HO scale Pennsylvania RR head-end car), Prototype Data and Drawings - Mich-Cal 26-ton Shay, Nordi's Garage in Troy, N.Y.
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February
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Bill of Lading - The Great Northern Pacific, Jom Booth's Sn3 D&RGW 2-8-0, Scratchbuilt New Zealand Railways K88, Build a steam shovel, All aboard: Maintaining locomotives, A dream come true, Alco's Century 420 road switcher, Modeling Alco's Century diesels, The C/MRI: A computer/model railroad interface, Rock-fill crib walls, Improving Atlas N scale turnouts, The Lost River District Ry., Build a Canadian National transfer caboose, PC-board light circuits, Symposium on electronics, Paint shop: NP 40-foot boxcars, Prototype Data and Drawings - Alco's Century 420 road switcher
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March
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Bill of Lading - Modeling Tall Prairie Grass (Using fake fur for soft-shell scenery makes flat terrain come alive.), Closeup: Flanger Signs (For warning snow-removal crews of obstructions ahead.), Gambol, Whaite & Hope: a Kitmingled Industry (Two identical kits yielded this versatile HO structure.), Pennsy Water Tank in Orleans, NY (Harold Russell drawings of a 40,000 gallon tank.), Operating Night on the MR&T (Running Model Railroader's own HO railroad.), Winners of our Eighth annual Photography Contest (A Dean Foster snow scene took this year's first prize.), Modeling a Campfire (How to create the illusion of a burning fire.), Model Railroad in a Corner (Our Young Author contest second-place winner's layout.), The C/MRI: a Computer/Model Railroad Interface (Part 2: Building the Universal Bus Extender Card.), Scratchbuild a Fleet (If you have water in your layout, rowboats are a natural.), Paint shop: New Canadian Grain Cars (HO cylindrical hoppers with dry-transfer lettering.), Used Cars for your Railroad (An easy way to add to your home-road car fleet.), Grant 4-4-0 of 1873 (Berne Danielsen drawings of an early standard locomotive design.), Club News: Beginners Meets (Tips for running 1-day meets that help promote the hobby.) Prototype Data and Drawings - Pennsy Water Tank in Orleans, N.Y., Grant standard 4-4-0 of 1873 4
$4.50

April
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Bill of Lading - HIA Show Report (Large-scale items were the highlight of this year's hobby show.), Some ABC's of Z scale (We take a close look at the smallest scale and build a 2 x 3-ft layout.), The Lucas County Traction Co. (An 11 x 13-ft HO scale Midwestern interurban system.), Improving Freight Car Realism (Some guidelines for detailing your freight car fleet.), Model Railroading as (and where) you like it (A look at some unusual places where model railroads have been built.), MacDonald Coal Co. (Harold Russell drawings of a typical retail coal facility.), The Train Gallery (George and Jean Major's hobby shop/art gallery in Grants Pass, Ore.), The C/MRI: A Computer/Model Railroad Interface (Part 3: Connecting the UBEC to your computer.), La Grande HO Exhibition Layout (Our Young Author Contest third-place winner: a club layout in New Zealand.), Paint Shop: HO scale C30-7 Kitbashing and painting a late-model GE diesel.), Prototype Data and Drawings - MacDonald Coal Co. in South Hansen Mass
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May
Good - cover loose
Bill of Lading - MR sweepstakes winners, The Denver & Rio Grande's San Juan extension, Scratchbuilding a wood-sheathed caboose, Welte Lumber & Millwork, Frank Hodina's HO scale SP-style crane of the late 1950s, Building a 23-ton Trackmobile, Southern Pacific insulated boxcar, Build an open-vestibule branchline combine, The Louisville & Nashville's Evansville Division, The C/MRI: a comput er/model railroad interface, Symposium on electronics, Pathways to detail, 1985 Club Directory, Paint shop: Nickel Plate Road Geep and Cabooses, Prototype Data and Drawings - Southern Pacific insulated boxcar, Louisville & Nashville's Evansville (Ind.) Division
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$3.00

June
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Bill of Lading - The Atlantic & Western (Standard and narrow gauge share right-of-way on this HO pike.), All Aboard: Building Plastic Kits (Painting and finishing techniques to make those jiffy structures come to life.), Steel Trestles from Central Valley Bridges (Ideas for converting HO scale truss bridges into steel trestles.), Western Maryland Decapods (J. Harold Geissel drawings of these heavy freight locomotives.), The C/MRI: A Computer/model railroad Interface (Part 5: Testing the system with software.), Miniature Display Cases (Or, keeping your hobby afloat when there's water in the basement.), Riverside Junction in HO (An American railroad was built by a West German.), Bob Viau's HO scale Milwaukee Road passenger cars of the 1960s (The Model of the Month award.), The Pullman & Ghost Ridge (A father's HO layout rebuilt over the years by his son.), Paint Shop: Erie Mill Gondola (An easy HO project.), Build the Dustroyer (A handy device for cleaning your layout.), Pulse-Power Measurement (How to determine if your locomotive motors are running hot.), Prototype Data and Drawings - Western Maryland Decapods
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July V.
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Bill of Lading - The Crandic: an N scale layout that grew, Dressing up a "Plain Jane" diesel, Kitbash a diner, Closeup: a cattle crossing guard, Michael J. Papp's HO scale Grand Trunk Western GP38AC, Creating your own backdrop, 100-ton log car, A garden railroad in Spain, An amazing Northern, The C/MRI: a computer/model railroad interface, Wood king-post truss highway bridge, A Grand Trunk 1908 handcar, Goin' home '85 layout tour, Looking back: 1, A terminal solution 2 $4.50
August V.
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Bill of Lading - The Peninsula Model Railroad Association (This California club's layout is seen by more than 100,000 people annually.), Florida East Coast Caboose (Geissel drawings of cabooses with provisions for passengers and baggage.), Denver Terminal on the D&RGW Panoramic Division (Adding urban operation to a mountain railroad.), How to Handlay Track (Methods used by the Jersey Eastern gandy dancers.), Thomas H. Rose's HO scale Mining Complex (The Model of the Month award.), Hardley Able Mfg. Co (An HO kitbash of two Superior Bakery kits.), All Aboard: Brass (These golden locomotives from the Orient have a special mystique.), A Quick and Inexpensive Pine Forest (Bumpy chenille, shellac, ground foam and a little time are all it takes.), Symposium on Electronics (Featuring command control, Lionel headlights and CTC.), Improved Performance from an MDC Shay (Tips to help you get top performance from your Shay.), The C/MRI: a Computer/Model Railroad Interface (Part 7: The Optimized Detector - it's useful even if you aren't computerized.)), Build the LeTourneau Letro-Porter (A fascinating machine for loading trailers and containers onto flatcars,), Snap Switches for Power Routing and Panel Lamps (They're small, versatile, easy to install and reliable.), Paint Shop: Shortline Lumber Haulers in HO (Two kitbashes for all-door boxcars.), A Track Plan for the Muss, Cuss & Fuss RR,  (An L-shaped, HO double-decker featuring lots of switching action.) Prototype Data and Drawings - Florida East Coast cabooses from Magor Car Co. (1926) 4
$4.50
September
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Bill of Lading - The Jersey Central's Seashore Line (With model scenes to whet the builder's appetite.), Closeup: Contemporary Switch-Point Heater (This simple detail will enhance a prominently located turnout.), Richard Andersen's 1/2" scale WCF&N car no. 381 (The Model of the Month award.), Bad News at Berlin Mills (A switching problem from the Carrabasset & Dead River Ry.), The Fitchburg & Southbridge (A striking HO scale New England line of the 1930's.), Trailer Train's Front Runner (Chuck Yungkurth drawings of this modern four-wheel freight car.), Modeling the Front Runner (Scratchbuild this unusual car out of styrene and brass.), Cat Mountain Turnout Motors (They're smooth, reliable and compatible with advanced electronics.), The Central & Ontario goes Pennsy (This O scale milk-and-egg line now also handles coal traffic.), Paint shop: Painting an Epoxy Resin Boxcar (A Rutland RR car from Dennis Storzek's HO kit.), Baby Shays (Allen Brewster drawings of a C.W. North 13-ton 2-foot gauge Class A Shay.), Bill Schopp's Trolleys and Jim Dechert's "Fatso" (John finds that in model railroading, as in life, "it takes all kinds".), Prototype Data and Drawings - Trailer Train's Front Runner: a modern four-wheel flatcar, C.W. Nort No. 1: a 13-ton 2-foot gauge Class A Shay Departments And Miscellany - Off The Train Wire; Railway Post Office; Schedules; Trade Topics; Hobbyshop Window; Cartoon; At The Throttle; Trackside Photos; Closeup; Model Of The Month; Switching Problem; Paint Shop; Photo Contest Rules; Railroader's Library; MR Workshop; Switching Problem Solution; Looking Back; Bull Session; Index Of Advertisers
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October
Good +
Bill of Lading - The Ironhead Timber Co., The C/MRI: A computer/model railroad interface, Tom Harley's C&O Hudson in O scale, Build a 1915 Pennzoil tank car, Erie RR gantry crane, Water and how to model it, Thoughts on modular traction design, Somkey the Bear posters, Steam in your backyard?, New machinery for a damaged brass Pacific, The riddle of Mel Thornburgh's workshop, Athearn's SD40-2: a kitbashers gold mine, Paint shop: EMD's SD60 demonstrator, Prototype Data and Drawings - Erie RR 10-ton gantry crane
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November
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Bill of Lading - Ntrak today, The Linn H. Westcott award, NMRA 50th Anniversary Contest Winners, Corrugated siding by the ton, The Utah Colorado Western, Free-rolling steam locomotive drive, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Pacifics, All aboard: Clean track, clean wheels, The C/MRI: A computer/model railroad interface, Ray's Bar, Symposium on electronics, The Third Street Industrial District, Trainland U.S.A., Trains of thought, The great locomotive tractive effort contest, Paint shop: Zebra-striped Geeps in HO, Prototype Data and Drawings - Missouri-Kansas-Texas Pacifics
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December
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Bill of Lading - Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Ry., Our Seaboard Central: Part 1, All aboard: Introducing scales and gauges, Remotoring for better performance, East Stroudsburg interlocking tower, Mini-mirrors, Charles J. Dyxin's On2 SR&RL open-top pulp rack cars, The Toy Train Museum, Rushing water, The C/MRI: A computer/model railroad interface, Choosing a train set, The Night before Christmas, A Pennsylvania RR scale house, Building the Joplin & Southern: Part 1, They don't build 'em the way they used to!, Paint shop: Eagle E7 in HO, Rubber rocks and other scenery tips, Prototype Data and Drawings - DL&W interlocking tower in East Stroudsburg, PA, Pennsylvania RR yard buildings near Lewistown, PA
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