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Summer
1981
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John Buscimi's HO Scale Empire, Loads for Flat Cars, Modular Model Railroading in On3, Wiring Basics - Using Turnouts as Switches, Trackplan for 9 x 7-feet: The Majestic Connecting RR, Portable and Permanent - The Perfect Plan, The Magic of Foam Plants, Are Can Motors the Answer? We Try One in AHM's SD40, Performance Test Report, Performance Test Report No. 10: AHN SD40 Diesel, Performance Test Report No. 11: Proto-Power West SD9 Diesel, Performance Test Report No. 12: Mantua F7 Diesel, How-To Apply Decals The Right Way, Its a Kit: Model Masterpieces' Stamp Mill, Build a Simple 'Tunnel Motor' Diesel, Diesel Detail Close-Up: BN's EMD SD40-2, Diesel Detail Close-Up: SP's EMD SD45T-2, Air Brush Basics - Part 3: Instant Paint Jars, Painting Profiles No. 2: Freight Cars of the Fifties, The Used Car Lot, Model Railroading Magazine's History, Lend Us a Hand, Letters, Back Issue Index, Model Railroading Magazine's Dealer Directory, A Long Look Ahead - 1982's New Products
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Nov / Dec
1983
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Letters (Your chance to edit a model railroad magazine), Performance Section: Shay Spectacular Assembly Tips for MDC's HO Kit (One of the easiest kits to build, but the most complex), Performance Test Report No. 39: 2
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January / February
1984
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Performance Section - Testing a Two-Unit Diesel (Believe-it-or-not, two pull like there were three.), Performance Test Report No. 43: Oriental LTD. HO EMD ESA (This may be the best running diesel so far.), Performance Test Report No. 44: Atlas N RS-3 Diesel (The most asked-for engine arrives.), Performance Teat Report No. 45: Front Range HO GP30 (A fine-running, totally new, HO scale diesel chassis.), PDT Power Truck Test Report (A self-powered truck for HO scale diesels.), Finding More Tractive Effort (What weight does to improve pulling power.), Pine Trees From Weeds (The natural approach to more realistic scenery.) Making It Modern - It's a Kit: The Yorke Modern-Era Structure Kits ("Modelers Tricks" for concrete and for tar.), HO Scale Roadrailers & 45-Foot Trailers (Durango Press' new modern-era rolling stock kits.), Painting Profiles No. 12...70-Ton Airslide Hoppers (Alternative paint and decals for E&B's new iits.), Scratchbuilding VII: Real Glass Windows (Capturing a look of glass with glass.), Baltimore & Ohio Bobber Cabooses (Prototype photos of unique, but once-common, cars.), Open-Platform Coach & Combine Prototypes (Standard guage that looks like narrow gauge, Part V.), Docks, Wharves & Ferryboat Slips...As Industry (Tips on making your layout seem to go beyond the room.), Special 4x8-Foot Layout Section - Specific Scenery for 4x8 Layouts (How the professionals build a basic layout.), Trackplan: An Easy-Build, Last-A-Lifetime, 4x8 (A lesson in making the most of the space you have.), Layout Tour: A Museum-Quality Layout (Lionel trains, but scenery to shame a scratchbuilder.), Making It Modern: The DASH-2 GEEPS - Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP40-2 as D&RG no. 3117, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP39-2 as ATSF no. 3615, GP40-2: An Easy Kit-Conversion of Athearn's SD40-2 (Building what you cannot buy for a modern line.), Scale-Size Handrails for any Athearn Diesel (Super details for the GP40-2.), Kadee Couplers for Athearn DASH-2 GEEPS (Body-mounting couplers-works on the GP38-2, too.), PDT Self-Powered Trucks for the GP40-2 (How to mount two motors in the GP40-2 or GP38-2.), How to Update Athearn GP-Style Diesel Trucks (Modernizing the Athearn dummy truck sideframes.), GP40-2 Power - Part II: Front Range Chassis-Fit (Installing the newest chassis for HO Geeps.), GP40-2 Power - Parts III & IV: Atlas & Life-Like (Two more alternatives for modern diesel power.), Dealer Directory, New Brass Products, New Locomotives, Rolling Stock & Accessories
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March / April
1984
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Performance Section - Performance Test (Update) Report No. 46: Bachmann N GP40, Performance Test Report No. 47: Samhongsa/Hallmark N GP7, Performance Test Report No. 48: Hobbytown RS-3 Diesel, Performance Test Report No. 49: Bachmann HO 2-6-2, Logging Locomotives From The Steam Era, The Tag End of the Train Part III: Bobber Cabooses, The Time Machine Part III: Scene Sites, Air Brushing: Two-Color: Two-Color Metal Models, 3 Shelf-Style Layouts with a Future/Raton-On-A-Shelf, The Perfect Prototype: Raton Pass on the Santa Fe, Layout Tour: Bob Rivard's Modern-Era, Soo-On-A0Shelf, Freight Cars From the Fifties: USRA Tank Cars, Raton Pass in 9 1/2 x 11-feet, Raton Pass - To Fill a Garage, Our Scenery System Part III: Weeds-to-Scale, Scratchbuilding VIII: Portable Cattle-Loading Ramp, Index of Scratch-Building & Kit-Building Techniques, Special Section on Alco Road Switchers - Diesel Detail Close-up: Alco RS-3 as EL No. 925, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Alco RS-2 as UUP no. 1192, Assembly Tips for Hobbytown Kits, Kadee Couplers & End Details for Hobbytown Alcos, Detailing the AHM/Model Power RS-2, Super Details for Hobbytown Alcos, Kit-Conversion: Hobbytown RS-3 to RS-2, Performance: Can Motors for Hobbytown Chassis, Scratch-Building Part IX: Open-Platform Coach Models
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May/June
1984
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Performance Test: Multiple-Unit AJIN/Overland Diesels (A cold, hard look at how well TWO diesels run together); Performance Test Report No. 50: AJIN/Overland TE70-45 Diesel (Testing a diesel drive system with sprung trucks); Performance Test Report No. 51: Endo/Key N Scale SD40-T2 Diesel (The basic chassis for dozens of N scale models on-test); Performance Test Report No. 52: Mantua 0-4-OT Steam Locomotive; (This is the best there was 30 years ago); Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD NW2 as a Great Northern (BN) no. 468; Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SW1500 as Canadian Pacific 1204; Simple-Detail: Model Power's Pennsy N6B Caboose (Creating a realistic replica from a plastic ready-built); Build a 4-Wheel Bobber Caboose (Duplicating Pennsy, B&O, NYC and other bobbers); Weathering with Pastel Chalks & Water (This stuff is as close as you can come to "scale dirt"); Layout Tour I: A Mining Module for Ore Train Action (The setting for 0-4-OT, Gould ore cars and a bobber); Layout Tour II: George Tucker's Santa Fe in HO (A basement-full of desert and mountains and Warbonnets); Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40-ft Merchandise Box Cars (In the days when the railroads had the air freight); Can Motors for Bachmann N Scale Diesels (Upgrading the older Bachmann GP-40, U36B and F9); Kit-Conversion: 28-foot Wood Hopper in HO (Build one with Gould's 22-foot Ore Car Kit); The Perfect Prototype? Thurmond on the C&O (An action center in the Appalacians worth modeling); Track Plan: Junction Action Part I (Expand the 6'6" x 14'9" core to fit any space); Scenery IV: Better Bottle Brush Pine Trees (Use the toy trees to create realstic pines); Scratchbuilding X: Open Platform Combine Sides (The snap-and-break system for styrene car sides); Positive-Action/Live Frog Finger Flickn' Switch Machines (The simplest at-the-switch control system yet); Finger Flickn' Switch Machines for N Scale (The system will work even with the code 55 turnouts); Finger Flickn' Switch Machines for HO Scale (Manual operation made simple); Build a Dummy Ground-Throw Switch Lever (The real railroads' version of a "Finger Flickn'"); Super-Detailing Mantua's 0-4-OT (Rick Brendel's model is a showpiece YOU can duplicate); Kadee Couplers for Mantua Locomotives (Installing the no. 5 Kadees front and rear); Can Motor and Gearbox-Installation in HO Steam Locomotive (The NWSL enclosed gearbox plus a round can in the 0-4-OT); Index of Prototype-To-Model Freight Car Articles (Where to find "Freight Cars of the Fifties" & how-tos)
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July/August
1984
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Letters, Scratchbuilding XI: Plastic Grain Elevator Project, Scratchbuilding XII: Gang-Panel Metal-Sheathing Methods, Track Planning: Why Hidden Holding / Layover Tracks?, Our Scenery System Part V: Weeds by the acre, Layout Tour: Joe Kocsis' Main Line, Master Modeler Award No. 1: Howe Swing Truss Site, Super-Fine Standards for N Scale, The Perfect Prototype? Cawford Hill On The BN, The Time Machine Part V: Crawford Hill, Track Plan for Two-Mainline Layout in 12 x 21 1/2 Feet, Weathering Modern Models with an Airbrush, Performance Section: Test Report No. 53: Endo/Key N Scale F3, Double-Headed Key Diesels with and without Tires, Double-Headed Kumata/Hallmark SD45 Diesels, Test Report No. 54: Kumata/Hallmark SD45, Test Report No. 55: Precision Scale's 3-Truck HO Shay, Test Report: Endo/Precision Scale HO Diesel Power, An Athearn Chassis for Precision Scale Trucks, Kit-Conversion: An Athearn SDP45, Kent Charles' N Scale SDP45 Diesel, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SDP45 as BN (GN) no. 6593, Diesel Deatil Close-UP: F-M Train Master as VGN no. 56, Index of Diesel Detail Close-up Features, Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40-foot AAR Steel Box Cars, New Brass Products, Dealer Directory, New Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories.
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Nov / Dec
1983
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Letters (Your chance to edit a model railroad magazine), Performance Section: Shay Spectacular Assembly Tips for MDC's HO Kit (One of the easiest kits to build, but the most complex), Performance Test Report No. 39: 2
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January / February
1984
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Performance Section - Testing a Two-Unit Diesel (Believe-it-or-not, two pull like there were three.), Performance Test Report No. 43: Oriental LTD. HO EMD ESA (This may be the best running diesel so far.), Performance Test Report No. 44: Atlas N RS-3 Diesel (The most asked-for engine arrives.), Performance Teat Report No. 45: Front Range HO GP30 (A fine-running, totally new, HO scale diesel chassis.), PDT Power Truck Test Report (A self-powered truck for HO scale diesels.), Finding More Tractive Effort (What weight does to improve pulling power.), Pine Trees From Weeds (The natural approach to more realistic scenery.) Making It Modern - It's a Kit: The Yorke Modern-Era Structure Kits ("Modelers Tricks" for concrete and for tar.), HO Scale Roadrailers & 45-Foot Trailers (Durango Press' new modern-era rolling stock kits.), Painting Profiles No. 12...70-Ton Airslide Hoppers (Alternative paint and decals for E&B's new iits.), Scratchbuilding VII: Real Glass Windows (Capturing a look of glass with glass.), Baltimore & Ohio Bobber Cabooses (Prototype photos of unique, but once-common, cars.), Open-Platform Coach & Combine Prototypes (Standard guage that looks like narrow gauge, Part V.), Docks, Wharves & Ferryboat Slips...As Industry (Tips on making your layout seem to go beyond the room.), Special 4x8-Foot Layout Section - Specific Scenery for 4x8 Layouts (How the professionals build a basic layout.), Trackplan: An Easy-Build, Last-A-Lifetime, 4x8 (A lesson in making the most of the space you have.), Layout Tour: A Museum-Quality Layout (Lionel trains, but scenery to shame a scratchbuilder.), Making It Modern: The DASH-2 GEEPS - Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP40-2 as D&RG no. 3117, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP39-2 as ATSF no. 3615, GP40-2: An Easy Kit-Conversion of Athearn's SD40-2 (Building what you cannot buy for a modern line.), Scale-Size Handrails for any Athearn Diesel (Super details for the GP40-2.), Kadee Couplers for Athearn DASH-2 GEEPS (Body-mounting couplers-works on the GP38-2, too.), PDT Self-Powered Trucks for the GP40-2 (How to mount two motors in the GP40-2 or GP38-2.), How to Update Athearn GP-Style Diesel Trucks (Modernizing the Athearn dummy truck sideframes.), GP40-2 Power - Part II: Front Range Chassis-Fit (Installing the newest chassis for HO Geeps.), GP40-2 Power - Parts III & IV: Atlas & Life-Like (Two more alternatives for modern diesel power.), Dealer Directory, New Brass Products, New Locomotives, Rolling Stock & Accessories
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January / February
1984
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Performance Section - Testing a Two-Unit Diesel (Believe-it-or-not, two pull like there were three.), Performance Test Report No. 43: Oriental LTD. HO EMD ESA (This may be the best running diesel so far.), Performance Test Report No. 44: Atlas N RS-3 Diesel (The most asked-for engine arrives.), Performance Teat Report No. 45: Front Range HO GP30 (A fine-running, totally new, HO scale diesel chassis.), PDT Power Truck Test Report (A self-powered truck for HO scale diesels.), Finding More Tractive Effort (What weight does to improve pulling power.), Pine Trees From Weeds (The natural approach to more realistic scenery.) Making It Modern - It's a Kit: The Yorke Modern-Era Structure Kits ("Modelers Tricks" for concrete and for tar.), HO Scale Roadrailers & 45-Foot Trailers (Durango Press' new modern-era rolling stock kits.), Painting Profiles No. 12...70-Ton Airslide Hoppers (Alternative paint and decals for E&B's new iits.), Scratchbuilding VII: Real Glass Windows (Capturing a look of glass with glass.), Baltimore & Ohio Bobber Cabooses (Prototype photos of unique, but once-common, cars.), Open-Platform Coach & Combine Prototypes (Standard guage that looks like narrow gauge, Part V.), Docks, Wharves & Ferryboat Slips...As Industry (Tips on making your layout seem to go beyond the room.), Special 4x8-Foot Layout Section - Specific Scenery for 4x8 Layouts (How the professionals build a basic layout.), Trackplan: An Easy-Build, Last-A-Lifetime, 4x8 (A lesson in making the most of the space you have.), Layout Tour: A Museum-Quality Layout (Lionel trains, but scenery to shame a scratchbuilder.), Making It Modern: The DASH-2 GEEPS - Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP40-2 as D&RG no. 3117, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP39-2 as ATSF no. 3615, GP40-2: An Easy Kit-Conversion of Athearn's SD40-2 (Building what you cannot buy for a modern line.), Scale-Size Handrails for any Athearn Diesel (Super details for the GP40-2.), Kadee Couplers for Athearn DASH-2 GEEPS (Body-mounting couplers-works on the GP38-2, too.), PDT Self-Powered Trucks for the GP40-2 (How to mount two motors in the GP40-2 or GP38-2.), How to Update Athearn GP-Style Diesel Trucks (Modernizing the Athearn dummy truck sideframes.), GP40-2 Power - Part II: Front Range Chassis-Fit (Installing the newest chassis for HO Geeps.), GP40-2 Power - Parts III & IV: Atlas & Life-Like (Two more alternatives for modern diesel power.), Dealer Directory, New Brass Products, New Locomotives, Rolling Stock & Accessories
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March / April
1984
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Performance Section - Performance Test (Update) Report No. 46: Bachmann N GP40, Performance Test Report No. 47: Samhongsa/Hallmark N GP7, Performance Test Report No. 48: Hobbytown RS-3 Diesel, Performance Test Report No. 49: Bachmann HO 2-6-2, Logging Locomotives From The Steam Era, The Tag End of the Train Part III: Bobber Cabooses, The Time Machine Part III: Scene Sites, Air Brushing: Two-Color: Two-Color Metal Models, 3 Shelf-Style Layouts with a Future/Raton-On-A-Shelf, The Perfect Prototype: Raton Pass on the Santa Fe, Layout Tour: Bob Rivard's Modern-Era, Soo-On-A0Shelf, Freight Cars From the Fifties: USRA Tank Cars, Raton Pass in 9 1/2 x 11-feet, Raton Pass - To Fill a Garage, Our Scenery System Part III: Weeds-to-Scale, Scratchbuilding VIII: Portable Cattle-Loading Ramp, Index of Scratch-Building & Kit-Building Techniques, Special Section on Alco Road Switchers - Diesel Detail Close-up: Alco RS-3 as EL No. 925, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Alco RS-2 as UUP no. 1192, Assembly Tips for Hobbytown Kits, Kadee Couplers & End Details for Hobbytown Alcos, Detailing the AHM/Model Power RS-2, Super Details for Hobbytown Alcos, Kit-Conversion: Hobbytown RS-3 to RS-2, Performance: Can Motors for Hobbytown Chassis, Scratch-Building Part IX: Open-Platform Coach Models
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May/June
1984
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Performance Test: Multiple-Unit AJIN/Overland Diesels (A cold, hard look at how well TWO diesels run together); Performance Test Report No. 50: AJIN/Overland TE70-45 Diesel (Testing a diesel drive system with sprung trucks); Performance Test Report No. 51: Endo/Key N Scale SD40-T2 Diesel (The basic chassis for dozens of N scale models on-test); Performance Test Report No. 52: Mantua 0-4-OT Steam Locomotive; (This is the best there was 30 years ago); Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD NW2 as a Great Northern (BN) no. 468; Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SW1500 as Canadian Pacific 1204; Simple-Detail: Model Power's Pennsy N6B Caboose (Creating a realistic replica from a plastic ready-built); Build a 4-Wheel Bobber Caboose (Duplicating Pennsy, B&O, NYC and other bobbers); Weathering with Pastel Chalks & Water (This stuff is as close as you can come to "scale dirt"); Layout Tour I: A Mining Module for Ore Train Action (The setting for 0-4-OT, Gould ore cars and a bobber); Layout Tour II: George Tucker's Santa Fe in HO (A basement-full of desert and mountains and Warbonnets); Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40-ft Merchandise Box Cars (In the days when the railroads had the air freight); Can Motors for Bachmann N Scale Diesels (Upgrading the older Bachmann GP-40, U36B and F9); Kit-Conversion: 28-foot Wood Hopper in HO (Build one with Gould's 22-foot Ore Car Kit); The Perfect Prototype? Thurmond on the C&O (An action center in the Appalacians worth modeling); Track Plan: Junction Action Part I (Expand the 6'6" x 14'9" core to fit any space); Scenery IV: Better Bottle Brush Pine Trees (Use the toy trees to create realstic pines); Scratchbuilding X: Open Platform Combine Sides (The snap-and-break system for styrene car sides); Positive-Action/Live Frog Finger Flickn' Switch Machines (The simplest at-the-switch control system yet); Finger Flickn' Switch Machines for N Scale (The system will work even with the code 55 turnouts); Finger Flickn' Switch Machines for HO Scale (Manual operation made simple); Build a Dummy Ground-Throw Switch Lever (The real railroads' version of a "Finger Flickn'"); Super-Detailing Mantua's 0-4-OT (Rick Brendel's model is a showpiece YOU can duplicate); Kadee Couplers for Mantua Locomotives (Installing the no. 5 Kadees front and rear); Can Motor and Gearbox-Installation in HO Steam Locomotive (The NWSL enclosed gearbox plus a round can in the 0-4-OT); Index of Prototype-To-Model Freight Car Articles (Where to find "Freight Cars of the Fifties" & how-tos)
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July/August
1984
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Letters, Scratchbuilding XI: Plastic Grain Elevator Project, Scratchbuilding XII: Gang-Panel Metal-Sheathing Methods, Track Planning: Why Hidden Holding / Layover Tracks?, Our Scenery System Part V: Weeds by the acre, Layout Tour: Joe Kocsis' Main Line, Master Modeler Award No. 1: Howe Swing Truss Site, Super-Fine Standards for N Scale, The Perfect Prototype? Cawford Hill On The BN, The Time Machine Part V: Crawford Hill, Track Plan for Two-Mainline Layout in 12 x 21 1/2 Feet, Weathering Modern Models with an Airbrush, Performance Section: Test Report No. 53: Endo/Key N Scale F3, Double-Headed Key Diesels with and without Tires, Double-Headed Kumata/Hallmark SD45 Diesels, Test Report No. 54: Kumata/Hallmark SD45, Test Report No. 55: Precision Scale's 3-Truck HO Shay, Test Report: Endo/Precision Scale HO Diesel Power, An Athearn Chassis for Precision Scale Trucks, Kit-Conversion: An Athearn SDP45, Kent Charles' N Scale SDP45 Diesel, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SDP45 as BN (GN) no. 6593, Diesel Deatil Close-UP: F-M Train Master as VGN no. 56, Index of Diesel Detail Close-up Features, Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40-foot AAR Steel Box Cars, New Brass Products, Dealer Directory, New Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories.
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September/October
1984
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Athearn E4, E6, E7, E8 and E9 Diesels (Not kits but a simple-enough conversion to Athearn power); Diesel Detail Close-Up (EMD E8 on the Pennsylvania RR); Diesel Detail Close-Up (EMD E8 on the Erie-Lackawanna RR); Layout Tour I: Tom Knapp's Pacific Coast Rwy in Nn3 (The smallest practical narrow gauge is now even more practical); Freight Cars From the Fifties: AAR 40-Foot Box Cars Part II (More examples of the Athearn and MDC kit prototypes); Derail-Proofing / Perfect Coupling For Athearn Cars (Follow these techniques to make your rolling stock roll); Super-Detailing Athearn & MDC Box Cars (Making simple kits look like scratch built brass); Color-Matching Box Car Red (Matching both the prototype and Athearn & MDC model colors); Operation: Switching Action With Passenger Equipment (How the NEB&W (on the covers) experts pick their passenger cars); The Time Machine: Passenger Action on the NEB&W (One scene, two distinct eras recreated in HO scale); Narrow Gauge Standards, Part I: Scenic Wonders (Selecting a prototype based on the overall scene's appeal); Moceling The Cripple Creek Mining District (One place, in time, with both narrow & standard gauge); Two-Level Track Plan For HO, HOn3 or Sn3 (Recreating Cripple Creek, on two chelves, around one room); Weathering Techniques For Corrugated Metal (Simulating age and rust on exposed metal surfaces); The Time Machine: Era-Modeling With Grain Elevators (Using dioramas to get more modeling on any layout); Diorama-Building Basics (Applying ground level scenery to create a scene); Scratchbuilding XIII: A Modern Grain Silo (Building something you cannot buy); Scratchbuilding XIV: Industrial Platforms (An intricate detail, common to many scenes, not sold in kits); How-To: Simulate the Fixture & Color of Concrete (A basic modeling technique for more realism); Performance Test Report No. 56 Model Power N Scale RSD15 (Testing one of the most popular N scale diesel chassis); Performance: Can Motors for Model Power N Scale Diesels (How YOU can do it and how it should run when you're done); Performance: Traction Tires and Two-Diesels in N Scale (We try one, then two, Model Power diesels on "the track"); Performance Test Report No. 57: PFM 2-8-0 Steam in Sn3)
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Letters (Let us hear what you think), Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SD40-2 on the Santa Fe (A close look at the parts the ATSF adds), Performance Test No. 58: ConCor N Scale SD40-2 (The most-wanted N scale locomotive on-the-rack), Performance Test No. 59: Atlas HO Scale GP40 (The Roco, Australian-made models are back and better), Performance: MDC 3-Truck HO Scale Shay Test (An update on the MDC Shay), Freight Cars of the Fifties, No. 17: 40-foot AAR Box Cars (More markings for the Athearn and MDC 40-footers), A Track Plan You Can Live With - 2 x 8-Plus (Part 1 in our build-a-layout series starts with a plan), Layout Tour 1: Southern Pacific in NTrak (N scale modular version of the California Coast), Layout Tour II: Belmont Shores N Scale Club (Tehachnapi' loop and 25 scale miles of mainline), Scratchbuilding Ore Wagons for the Narrow Gauge (A simple scratch-building project for any scale), S Scale Animation - Horses & People (A source for pulling power for that Sn3 ore wagon), Air Brush Cleaning - The Easy Way (The basics of self-cleaning air brush scouring), Operations - On the Narrow Gauge Part I - Car Rosters (What was the overall mix of car types on the slim gauge?), Scenery Part VII: Recreating Dead Trees (Letting nature do the dirty work), The Time Machine: New York Central Early & Late Diesel Eras (Doug Nagel's equipment makes modeling two eras easy), Layout Tour III: Doug Nagel's New York Central (A basement-sized replica of the 'Central scene), Performance Report No 60: Athearn SW1500 in HO Scale (Testing the most popular switcher ever made), Performance...How You Can Make Athearn Diesels Run Better (Our performance test procedure, step by step), Performance...Does More Weight Equal More Power? (Trying more lead inside (and outside) an SW1500), Performance...Can Motors For Athearn via Proto Power West (How Proto Power West does it - how you can do it), Performance...Athearn Diesels in Multiple Unit (two of 'em) (Do two of these super-modified models pull twice as much), Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SW1500 on the Western Pacific (A close-up look at the prototype for George Booth's model), Making a Modern Athearn Diesel (the true SW1500) (Adapting Cary's body, plus extra details, to Athearn), Kadee Couplers For N Scale Locomotives (The latest Kadee coupler for the latest in diesels), Body-Munting Kadee N Scale Couplers on Kadee Cars (Kadee intended it that way - here's how), Baltimore & Ohio Bay Window Caboose Conversion (Recreating the shorty B&O bay windows from Athearn kits), Chesapeake & Ohio (and B&O) 36-foot Bay Window Caboose (A much simpler method of obraining a B&O or C&O replica)
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January / February
1985
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Letters, Build-A-Railroad Part II: Benchwork (Translating a trackplan into three dimensions), Freight Cars of the Fifties: AAR Tank Cars Part II (More prototypes for Gould's and Mantua's kits), Modeling the AAR Tank Cars in HO Scale (Spotting features that you can duplicate), Scratch-Building: A Wood Loading Dock (Narrow gauge standards for loading ore or freight), Modeler's Tricks: Weathering Wood (Making wood, and plastic too, look like barnwood), The Time Machine: Loading Docks circa 1907 and 1953 (Subtle changes update or backdate this scene), Freight Cars of the Sixties: 100 Ton Covered Hoppers (Prototypes for the first of today's common cars), Recreating the PS Covered Hopper From Athearn Parts (A kit conversion to build the 100 ton prototypes), Richard Yaremko's Scratch-Built 100 Ton Covered Hopper (Our "Master Modeler" award winner's version of the car), Performance Test No 61: Atlas HO RS-3 Test (The first plastic ready-to-run from Japan in HO scale), How We Test N Scale Locomotives (The procedures Bob Higgins uses to test performance), Hidden Switch Machines for N Scale (Improving the realism of an N Scale turnout the easy way), Layout Tour: The SIlk City Model Railroad Club (Part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in HO Scale), The Refrigerator Cars of the Burlington (Prototypes of the Q fleet in full color), Track Plan: Baltimore & Ohio's Cumberland Division (A dream layout, in HO scale, for mainline railroading), The First Simple Model Railroad Computer Program (Taking the drudgery out of operating leaving pure fun), Performance Test Report NO 62: PSC 3-Truck Shay (After a year in waiting, the sequel to the two-truck), Performance Test Report No 63: MDC's HO, Sn3 & On2 2-8-0 (The basic chassis for a host of steam locomotives), Chassis for a Narrow Gauge / Old Time 2-8-0, NWSE Gears for the MDC Kit, A Sagami Can Motor For the MDC Kit, An Enclosed Gearbox For the MDC Kit, A Small Can Motor for the MDC Kit, Improving the Appearance of the HO 2-8-0 From MDC (Variations, in HO scale, on 2-8-0 superstructures), Diesel Detail Close-Up - HO Scale: Northwestern GP7 (How one modeler made a part-by-part Athearn conversion), Diesel Detail Close-Up: Maine Central GP7, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Canadian National GP9, Index Making it Modern (Where to find articles on modeling up-to-date railroads)
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March / April
1985
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Prototype Articles (the source) - Time Machine - Modeling The Pennsylvania Railroad, C30-7 Santa Fe Diesels From G.E. In Color, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Santa Fe C30-7, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Norfolk & Western C30-7, Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40 Foot AAR Box Cars Part IV Fidelity-To-Prototype (how YOU can do-it) Articles - Scratchbuilding: Timber Trestles, Assembly Tips for Campbell Trestle Kits, Conversion: Athearn C30-7 Diesel, Athearn Chassis for Bachmann-Conversions C30-7 Diesels, Installing PDT Self-Powered Trucks in Athearn Diesels, Air Brush Painting Basics, Index of Air Brush & Paint Articles, Athearn / MC Kean 40 Foot AAR Box Car Conversion, Build-A-Railroad step-by-step, Setting sites for structures, Bridge-Building From the Roadbed up, Installing Kadee Electro-Magnetic Ramps, Modeler's Tricks for Easy Track-Laying, Kit-Conversions: MDC HOn3, Sn3 and Sn2 Locomotives Performance Articles (Coming closer to perfection) - Installing North West Short Line's PDT Diesel Trucks, Performance Test Reports: No. 64 - Samhongsa / Hallmark Brass HOn3 E.B.T. 2-8-2, No. 65 - S.M.I. / Sunset $100 HO Scale Brass GP7, No. 66 - Model Die Casting HOn3 2-8-0 Kit, Can Motors & NWSL Gears for the MDC HOn3 / Sn2 2-8-0 Operations (Fidelity-to-prototype, in action) - Freight Car Routing Via Assigned Service Placards Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with operation) - N Scale Mainline or HO Branchline in 9' x 12' Scenery (Another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Spray-on Scenery (color-matching greens) Layout Tours - Reader's Layouts In Full Color, Bill Grave's Rio Grande Southern in HOn3
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May-June
1985
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Diesel Detail Close-Up: B&O H-16-44, Diesel Details: Santa Fe and Pennsy H-16-44, The Pacific Electric; Interurban Modeling, Burlington Reefers-in COLOR, Freight Cars of the Fifties: 40 foot AAR Box Cars Pert V Fidelity-To-Prototype (How YOU can do it) Articles - Air Brush Painting: Russian Iron, Scratchbuilding XVIII: Santa Fe Standard Scale House, Upgrading the MDC 40 foot HO Gondolas, Upgrading the Mantua 44 foot HO Gondolas, Kadee Couplers for Namtua Freight Cars, Time Machine: Gondolas, Build a Railroad Step-by-Step: Modeler's Tricks for Track-Laying, Where (and how) to install Kadee uncoupling ramps, Derail-proofing the trackwork, Wiring-all you need to know, Control Panel construction, Simple Switch Machine installation, Finger Flickn' Manual Turnout Control, Athearn Index-Where to find an article Performance Articles (coming closer to perfection) - Athearn-Powered Alco RS-3: The new Stewart kit, Can Motor Conversion for Atlas HO Alcos, Athearn-Powered Fairbanks-Morse H-16-44: The Bowser kit, Atlas-Powered H-16-44: an easy conversion, Multiple Unit Performance (TWO can-motored Atlas RS-3s), Performance Test Results: No. 69 Atlas HO Scale Alco RSD-4/5, No. 67 Minitrix N Scale U28C, No. 68 PBL Sn3 2-8-0 Brass Locomotive Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - P.R. Plan: heavy interurbans freights & trolleys Scenery (another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Basic Tree-building Tricks (with aluminum wool) Layout Tours - Union Pacific in HO Scale by Ralph Gochnour, Jim Woodward's Michigan Central in HO Scale
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July / August
1985
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Prototype Articles (the Source - Time Machine, PSC 50 Ton Hoppers - 1898-1959; Freight Cars of the Fifties, 40 foot AAR Box Cars part VI; Diesel Detail Close-Up, GP9, Phase II on Boston & Maine; Diesel Detail Close-Up, GP20 rebuild on Santa Fe; Freight Cars of the Sixties, Athearn's 100 Ton Grain Cars Fidelity-To-Prototype (how YOU can do it) Articles - Assembling Westerfield's Cast Resin Car kits; Scratchbuilding XIX, Selective Compression; Baltimore & Ohio Waggontop Hopper Conversion; Modern Prototype Modeling Convention; Modeling Impack's Articulated TOFC Cars Performance Articles (coming closer to perfection) - Index of 65 Performance-Improvement Articles; Build an MDC HOn3 Shay (or Sn3 or On2); Performance Test Reports: No. 69 Samhongsa/Key HOn3 BRASS 2-8-0, No. 70 Samhongsa/Key N scale BRASS 4-8-2 Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype, in Action) - Freight Car Movements at Mines & Mills Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - Four Bookshelf-Size Track Plans: No. 1 - Switchback-on-a-Shelf, No. 2 - A Full-Size "Leadville" Yard, No. 3 - The "Ibex" Branchline Engine Terminal & Mine, No. 4 - The Resurrection Mine & Mill Complex; Adapting Track Plans to Your Scale & Gauge; Stub-Ended Staging, 3 Railroads on 4 Shelves Scenery (another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototpye) - Build-A-Railroad step-by-step: Drainage Ditches, Buried Ties and Roads, Polyfoam Rocks for Lightweight Scenery, Shaping the Scenery to Match Reality, Thin-Shell Plaster & Shaped Embankments Layout Tours - Dick Pettit's HOn3 Narrow Gauge Module/Shelf Layout; David Newell's Switchback-on-a-shelf in HO scale
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September/October
1985
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Prototype Articles (the Source) - Prototypes for Athearn & MDC Railbox Cars; Impack's TOFC Cars; Freight Cars of the Fifties: Express Box Cars; Diesel Detail Close-Up: F3 ABBA on the Santa De circa 1948, F3 ABBA on the Santa Fe circa 1961, RS-3 on the Southern; Indes of Prototype Freight Car Articles Fidelity-To-Prototype (how YOU can do it) Articles - Scratchbuilding: N or HO scale C&S Standard Stock Pens; Upgrading (& updating) Campbell's Stock Pen Kit; Derail-Proofing Shinohara/Walthers Code 83 Turnouts; Super-Detailed Track & Roadbed Performance Articles (coming closer to perfection) - Performance Test Results: Bachmann HO Scale SD40-2 Diesel, Anjin/Overland Brass HO SD50 Diesel, Bachmann N Scale E60CP and SD40-2; Flywheels & Weight for the Anjin/Overland Brass Diesels; Multiple-Unit Performance from Anjin/Overland Diesels Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype, in Action) - Express Box Car Operations Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - Stub-Ended Staging in 12 x 12 (or 9 x 9) feet Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - 6-Texture Scenery (Grass, Dirt & Weeds); Creating Steambeds & Streams Layout Tours - Lee Saunders' New York Central in HO Scale; HO and HOn3 Dual Gauge in 5 x 9 Feet; Pete Moffett's 12 x 18 Trout Creek...Module
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November/December
1985
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Klamath Falls: SP, CN and OC&E Interchange, Lime Kiln Operations, Narrow Gauge Standards; Timber Houses, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 50 Foot Box Cars, Freight Cars of the Sixties: Waffle-Side Box Cars, Making-It-Modern: Pullman Standard Railbox Cars, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Union Pacific GP9B Fidelity-To-Prototype (How YOU can do it) Articles - The Whole Scene - Index of Models at Thomasville, Time Machine in Action: Circa 1907, 1925, 1953 & 1959, Scene Site & Structure Library (in three dimensions), Corrections, mistakes and blunders at Thomasville, Scratchbuilding: Timber Section Houses, Kit-Conversion: PS Waffle-Side Box Car, Upgrading: Athearn, MDC & Robin's Rails Modern Box Cars, Upgrading: MDX, Pullman Standard Railbox Cars, Modern Modelers Convention Performance Articles (coming closer to perfection) - Performance Test Reports: Model Die Casting RS3 Diesel, Con Cor/Kato N Scale SW 1500 Diesel, Bachmann NYC and N&W 4-8-4s in HO Scale Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype, in action) - Three-Train Action in 8 Feet at Thomasville, Loads-in/Empties-Out Operations Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - HO Mainline in 8'9" x 9' (and in 10'9" x 11'9") Scenery (Another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Creating Geographically-Correct Scenes, Photo Mural Backdrops, Modelers (tree) Tricks with Ground Foam Layout Tours - Dudley Wilcox' Canadian Pacific in HO Scale, Kent Lannert's Freeburg, Illinois Circa 1863 Part 1
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January / February
1986
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Prototype Articles (the Source) - The Society Page; Freight Cars of the Fifties: Union Pacific Prototypes for Athearn Stock Cars, PS-1 50 foot Box Cars Part II, USRA (and Athearn) Hopper Cars, Panekl Side Hopper Cars; recreating Freeburg Illinois; Sherman Hill on the UP; Running a Mountain Railroad...UP's Coalmont Branch; The Piggypacker TOFC/COFC Unloader; Freight Cars of the Thirties: URT Reefers; Diesel Detail Close-Up[: ICG GP11; Diesel Detail Close-Up: Milwaukee GP38-2 Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - Index: Scratch-building and Kit-building articles; Scratchbuilding; Thomasville's Station, Proper Prototype: Athearn and Life-Like Hoppers; USRA Hopper Kit-conversion; Kit-Conversion: Athearn/Pike Stuff Panel Hoppers; Build the Piggypacker Loader; Simple Scratchbuilding: RR Crossing Signs Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Performance Test Report: Samhongsa/Key N Scale UP 4-8-8-4; Cannon Can Motors for Athearn Diesels; Brass Diesel Performance from Athearn Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - Sherman Hill in HO & N - A Study in Stub-Ended Staging Layout Tours - Jerry Strangarity's HO Scale Reading; Hal Riegger's N Scale Heavy Electric Line
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May / June
1986
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Modeling the Midwest Milk Trains, Freight Cars of the Fifties: Milk Trains, Time Machine: Brookville PA on the P&S, Recreating a Real Railroad: Pittsburg & Shawmut Part II, Freight Cars of the Sixties: 2 & 3 Bay Hoppers, Modern 3 Bay Hoppers, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 Box Cars Part II, Diesels: NW2 versus SWA7 Spotting, Diesel Detail Close-Up: TR2A & TR2B as CGW no. 63, Diesel Detail Close-Up: ALCO RS-11 as MC no. 802 Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - Upgrading Life-Like's 3-Bay Hopper, Scratchbuilding in Brass Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Index of 27 HO, HOn3 and Sn3 Steam Locomotive Tests, Can Motors for Bachmann HO 4-8-4s, Performance Test Reports, Arnold/Walthers N Scale GP9, Kato/Con COr N Scale GN 4-8-4 Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Car Card Operations for Mountain Railroads, Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - Double Deck Track Plan: The Shawmut Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Simple Scenery: Willows For the Riverbanks Layout Tours - Roger Schenk's Sn3 Red Gorge Southern, Joe Folco's HO Pennsylvania Mainline
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September/October
1986
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Prototype Articles (the Source) - Steam Locomotive Detail Close-Up: Pennsy L-1s; Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD SD 45s as SCL no. 2010; Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD DS40 as CN no. 5035; Private Owner Wood Milk Tank Cars; Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 foot Box Cars; Freight Cars of the Sixties: 4427 cu. ft. Covered Hoppers - 12 panel, 50 foot Airslide Covered Hoppers Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articcles - Index of Kit-Conversion and Kit-Upgrading Articles, Athearn 54 ft PS-Covered Hopper Conversion; Scratchbuilding Truss Rod Gondolas and Flat Cars; Life-Like Yard Office or Scale House Kit-Conversion Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Performance Test Results: Bowser HO Scale Pennsy L-1s 2-8-2, Key/Samhongsa HO Scale Brass UP 4-6-6-4 Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Team Tracks & LCL Freight Yards Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operations) - Staging/Fiddle Yard Operating Diagrams; Holding/Layover Track Operating Diagrams Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Building Trees Without Leaves (for Fall or Winter) Layout Tours - Dennis Glynn's HO Scale Union Pacific; Marv Koenig's HO Scale Soo Line
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November
1986
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Prototype Articles (the source): - Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD MP15AC as MKT no. 59; Diesel Detail Close-UP: EMD GP50 as BN no. 3108; Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 foot Box Cars; Freight Cars of the Sixties: 50 Foot Dreadnaught-end Box Cars; Freight Cars of the Fifties: 12-panel PSC 40 foot Box Cars; Billboard Reefers from the Thirties; Modern-era PS-1 40 foot Box Cars Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles: - Scratchbuilding, finding and scale-sizing PLANS; Build an l.c.l. Freight Yard in HO Scale; End of Track Bumbers for Street Trackage; End-Loading Dock Kit-Conversion; HO Scale Gantry Crane Kit Conversion; Arch Bar Trucks for 1900-era HO Scale; Kadee Couplers for Con Cor/Rivarossi Log Cars; Upgrading the Con Cor/Rivarossi HO Scale Heisler; Kit-Conversion, the 12 Panel PSC 40 foot Box Cars Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection): - Performance Test Results; Atlas HO Scale Alco S-2 Test; Con Cor/ Rivarossi HO Scale Heisier; Bachmann N Scale SD40-2; Can Motor for the Con Cor/Rivarossi Heisler Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action)" - Index of Operations articles Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operations): - O Scale Shelf Layout in just 10 x 12 feet Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype): - Railroads in the Streets, the Hartel System in HO Scale; Brick and Cobblestone Street Painting & Weathering Layout Tours: - Ed & Ron Gould's HO Ore-Hauling Toledo & Western; S Scale Modular Model Railroading in Michigan
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January
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - USRA Single-Sheathed 40 Foot Box Cars, Freight Cars of the Fifties: Rebuilt USRA Box Cars, Recreating a Real Railroad: UP/GN Camas Prairie, Diesel Detail Close-Up: ALCO S-2 as Pennsy 5927, Diesel Detail Close-Up: ALCO RS-11 as D&H 5002, Consists - "The Whole Train" (CB&Q Circa 1965 In Color, Freight Cars of the Forties: Side-Dump Hoppers Fidelity-to-Prototype (How-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - Modern Modelers 1986 Contest - Report, Product Review: HO, N & O scale USRA Box Cars, Time Machine: LCL Freight Circa 1953 & Intermodal Terminal Circxa 1985, Scale Scenics: HO Scale Chain Link Fence, MDC Kit-Conversion: 33-Foot Side-Dump Hopper, Athearn-Powered GP By Cary Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Performance Test Results, Samhongsa/Key HO Scale Alco RS-32 Diesel, MRC/Lima HO Scale Alco C-420 Diesel, Cannon Can Motor for Atlas' S-2 Diesel Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Intermodal Terminal Operations Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operation) - Two-Level HO scale 10'4" x 11' Class One Branchline Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototypes) - Concrrete Streets and Parking Lots, Weeds for the Cracks in Concrete Layout Tours - Bill Reid's NTRAK removable-module Narrow Gauge (And early-era charmers, in general) - 1986 National Narrow Gauge Convention's New Products
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February
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Diesel Detail Close-Up: Index of 74 Prototypes, Pullman Standard 40 Foot Box Cars: 1939-1946, Modern Straddle Cranes, 50 Foot Box Cars From The Sixties (In Color), Consists Part II: Burlington c 1965 (in color), Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP9 Phase 1: NYC 5901, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP9 Phase III SP 3841, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 Box Cars, Industry-Grouped Modern Tank Cars Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - MDC 2-for-1 Box Car Conversion: Early PS-1 40 Footers, Basics: laying Atlas Custom Supreme Turnouts, Kadee Couplers for Athearn Dash-2 Diesels, Athearn Power for E5, E6, E7 and E8 Diesels, Modern Straddle Crane Conversion, Scratchbuilding...Puting The Plan to Work Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Brass Trucks for any Athearn Diesel, Brass Performance From any Athearn Diesel, Performance Test Reports, DJH HO Scale Steam Locomotive Kits, Sanhongsa/Key Casting HO Scale Steam 4-10-2, Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Generating Freight Traffic with...Summaries Layout Tours - The Rock Island in HO: The Newport Minnesota Club, Rick Koch's Nn3 Module of Red Mountain Narrow Gauge (and early-era charmers, in general) - N Scale Narrow Gauge: The Ready-to-Runs and Kits
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March
1987
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Prototype Articles - Index to "Freight Cars of the Fifties", The Common Car Series for more Authentic Trains, Cylindrical Hoppers (Part 1 - A spotters guide), Diesel Detail: Alco C-420 as L&N (Family) No. 1303, Diesel Detail: Alco C-420 as LV No. 410, Consists "The Whole Train" (D&RG Circa 1954 in COLOR), Wood Milk Tank Cars (From the thirties - Part IV), Railway Express Agency (A Modelers history by Car Type), Freight Cars of the Fifties (PS-1 40-foot Single Door Box Cars), Prototype Plans: C&O Bucket-Loading Coaling Station Fidelity-to-Prototype Articles - Vylindrical Hopper Kit-Conversion in HO Scale, George Bishop's Central Valley Bascule Bridge Conversion, O Scale Ready-to-Lay Turnouts from Roco Performance Articles - Atlas Power for Athearn Diesels, Performance Test Results Track Plans - The Helix as a Holding/Layover Yard, Double-Deck in 8'9" x 9' (With no-stoop operating access) Scenery - Weeds (The Sweetwater Scenery Priduct) Layout Tours - Adrien D'Astous' Canadian National HO Scale 2 x 8 "Town Site", Ted Alexander's HO Scale Neponsett Valley Shelf Layout
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April
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Index: Freight Cars of the THIRTIES, Diesel Detail Close-Up: Alco RS-2 as Santa Fe 2099, Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP9 Phase III B&O 6465, ACF Cylindrical Covered Hoppers Part 1, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 Foot Box Cars - VI, Freight Cars of the Fifties: Rebuilt X-29 Box Car - COLOR, Pennsylvania-type X-29 Early All Steel Box Cars, USRA-style All Steel New York Central Design Box Cars Fidelity-to-Prototype (How-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - Kit Conversion - Athearn-Powered Alco RS-2 Diesel, Kit-Conversion Atlas-Powered Alco RS-2 Diesel, MDC Kit-Conversion Round-Roof Box Cars, Consists Part III: an HO scale train of 40s from the Fifties, Master Modeler: San Bernandino Stucco Station in N Scale Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Performance Test Reports, Oriental/Samhongsa low-cost Brass HO scale 2-8-2, O Scale Brass: Overland/Anjin Alco S-2, Kit-Conversion: ATLAS' GP9 in HO scale Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype. in action) - Pre-Printed Car Card Operations Scenery (Another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Detailing Atlas HO Track - with an AIR BRUSH in COLOR Layout Tours - Bill Shimmieman's Double-Deck D&RG in HO scale Narrow Gauge (and early-era charmers) - Private Owner Freight Cars Circa 1909 in HO scale, Cardiff Colorado Circa 1909 in COLOR
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May
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Prototype Plans: The Telluride Depot, Car-Spotting: The 50 foot "Railbox" Variations (Modern), Repainted 'Per Diem' 50 foot Exterior Post Box Cars (Modern), Diesel Detail CLose-Up: EMD SD60 as EMD 9099 (on the BN), Diesel Detail Close-Up: ALCO S-2 as GM&O 19, Freight Cars of the Sixties: 40 Foot Plug/Sliding Door Box Cars, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 Foot Single Door Box Cars - VII Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - MDC N Scale 50 foot Box Cars: Models vs Prototypes, Kit-Conversion: Bachmann Cylindrical Covered Hoppers, Air Brushing: Weathering Welded-Side Cars (in color), Kit-Upgrading: Front Range Plug/Sliding Door Box Cars Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Bowser Power for Bachmann's N&W 4-8-4, Performance Test Reports: Babbitt O Scale 2-6-0, Con Cor/Rivarossi N Scale 4-6-6-4 Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operations) - Telluride in HOn3 (12 x 3 feet) or SN3 (15 x 4 feet) Scenery (another variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - Pine Trees (Made the Sweetwater Way) Layout Tour - Wayne Milliren's Double Deck N Scale Dream Layout Narrow Gauge (and other early-era charmers) - Modeling a Mountain Railroad: Telluride on the RGS - Part 1 3
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June
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Index - Freight Cars of the Sixties articles, Small Steam (The Light 2-8-0 and 4-6-0), Freight Car Feedback - In Color, Diesel Detail Close-Up (Baldwin AS-616 as UP no. 1265), Diesel Detail Close-Up (EMD SW 1500 as Conrail no. 9582), ACF Cylindrical Covered Hoppers Part III - In Color, Santa Fe Standard Track Scale House, Track Scale Houses on the Rock Island, BN & CN, Freight Cars of the Fifties (PS-1 40 foot Box Cars) Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it( Articles - MDC/Tyco Kit-Conversions (2-8-0 and 4-6-0 Steam), Kit-Conversion (Con Cor MP15 to SW1500), Kit-Conversion (MDC 2-Bay N&W Hopper), Modeling the Track Scale and its Rails, Time Machine (Track Scales circa 1953 and 1985) Performance Articles (Coming closer to Perfection) - Performance Test Reports: Weaver Models' O Scale Alco RS-3 Diesel, Life-Like HO Scale Alco C628 Diesel Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity with Operations) - Telluride (On the RGS in HO, HOn3 or Sn3) Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Track Scale Switching Movements Layout Tours - Roger Dart's & Phil Jackman's Midwest in NTRAK, Mike Braunstein's Diesel-Power Layout in HO Scale Narrow Gauge (And Early-Era Charmers in General) - Narrow Gauge Standards: 2-8-0s, Recreating RGS Operations In and Out of Telluride
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July
1987
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - New York Central USRA (X-29) Style 40 Foot Box Cars, Diesel Detail Close-Up: GE U25B as RI no. 222/203, Diesel Detail Close-Up: GE U25B as New Haven 2501/2504, Prototype Plans III: ACF 3960 Cylindrical Hoppers, Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 Foot Box Cars IX Fidelity-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-co-it) Articles - Index to Air-Brushing Articles and Techniques, Plans-to-Reality Part 1: C&O Coaling Tower, Kit-Conversations Closed Vestibule Passenger Cars, Roof Details for Truss-Rod Era Passenger Cars, Windows and Shades for Passenger Cars, Kit-Conversions MDC Truss-Rod Passenger Cars Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection - Performance Test Reports, Ajin/Overland O Scale Brass Steam Wm 2-8-0, Samhongsa/New England Rail HO Brass CVB 2-8-0 Scenery (Another Variation on Fidelity-to-Prototype) - 'Instant' Texture (The Gravel Batter Technique) Operations (Fidelity-to-Prototype in Action) - Mixed Train (Daily) Operations Layout Tours - Stuart Glazier's NTRAK Module, Bob Lener's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern Narrow Gauge (and Other Early-Era Charmers) - Combines (Narrow Gauge Standards)
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March
1988
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Prototype Articles (The Source) - Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP9 Phase II as PRR 7007, PLANS: GA 4500 cu. ft. Covered Hopper, Boston & Maine - a Perfect Prototype, Claremont Junction NH, Bellows Falls Vermont, ACF 2980 Center Flow Covered Hoppers in COLOR, Piggy-Back 40 and 50 foot flats on the Union Pacific Special Supplement 14 pages, The "Wish List" Locomotive & Car Reader Survey Fidelityh-to-Prototype (how-YOU-can-do-it) Articles - Kit-Conversion & Kit-Upgrading Article INDEX, Kit-Conversion Atlas N Scale F3 ABBA Diesel, Kadee Couplers for Rivarossi Steam Locomotives in HO, Upgrading Weaver's O Scale RS-3 Diesel Performance Articles (Coming Closer to Perfection) - Multiple-Unit Test: Atlas/Kato N Scale GP9, Regearing for Rivarossi HO Scale Steam Locomotive Track Plans - 18'6" x 18'6" Triple-Deck corkscrew (no helix) Layout Tours - Don Harper's Sn3 in 13 x 20 feet
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Table Of Contents - Prototype Articles (The Source) - Consists VII: East Los Angeles Yard, June 1953; Mines-For-Modelers VII: Plans For W. Virginia Coke Ovens; Freight-Car-Of-The-Thirties: Heinz 34' Reefers; ACF "2980" And "4650" Center Flow Hoppers (And Their Look-Alikes); Diesel Detail Close-Up: Alco S-2 as Santa Fe no. 2325 Fidelity-To-Prototype (How-YOU-Can Do-It) Articles - Model-A-Model: Building A Scale Track Plan In 3-Dimensions; Decal Application, The Easy Way, In Full Color; Kit-Conversion: Rivarossa "Heavyweight" Air-Conditioned Pullmans; Atlas O Scale 40 Foot Box Car Prototypes Performance Articles (Coming Closer To Perfection) - Performance Test Report: Bachmann N Scale GP50 Diesel; Performance-Improvement: Bachmann N GP50 In Multiple-Unit Operations (Fidelity-To-Prototype, In Action) - Index Of Prototype And Model Operations Articles Track Plans (Combining Prototype Fidelity With Operations) - The Triple Deck "Corkscrew-PLUS" For 21' 7" x 20' 6" In HO Scale) Layout Tours - United Northwest Model RR Club's Portable N Scale 12' x 18' Layout Departments - New Products; Letters; The (Railroad) Historical Society Page; Freight Car Feedback; New Books
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May
1988

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Table Of Contents - Prototype Articles (The Source) - Index Of Diesel Detail Close-Up Articles, by Loco and RR; PLANS FMC 4700 cu. ft. Covered Hopper; Piggy-Back General American 80 foot "Skirtless" Cars; Freight Cars Of The Thirties: USRA 40 Foot Double-Sheathed Box Cars; Freight Cars Of The Fifties: Rebuilt ARA 40 Foot DSA Box Cars; 1988 Union Pacific 3-Deck Stock Car; Diesel Detail Close-Up: EMD GP50 as ATSF 3840; FMC 4700 cu. ft. Covered Hoppers - In COLOR; Builde-A-Wreck Contest Fidelity-To-Prototype (How-YOU-Can-Do-It) Articles - Weathering Diesels With An Air Brush - In COLOR; Product Review: SC&F HO Scale 89 Ft. Skirtless Piggy-Back Flat; Kit-Conversion: HO Scale Rivarossi Pullman Cars; High Nose Conversion For Bachmann N Scale GP50 Diesels; Contest-Winner: S Scale RGS Warehouse 'A'; Byron Rose HO Scale Heinz Cars - In COLOR Performance Articles (Coming Closer To Perfection) - Improving The Performance Of Bachmann's N Scale Diesels; Performance Test Report: Sunset HO Scale Modular Layout Layout Tours - Pittsburgh's HO Scale Modular Layout Departments - New Products; Letters; Freight Car Feedback; The (Railroad) Historical Society Page
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Features - The Mossmain Division Of The Northern Pacific (A point-to-point layout set in the 1930's, from a custom painter;s vantage point); Basic Freightcarology (A new perspective regarding freight car terminology, and how to understand it); The Gray And Red Victorians (A "rags-to-riches" kitbash using four International Hobby Corporation #100-1 kits.This step-by-step article, complete with diagrams, will show you how); Discoveries, Details And Jade (The saga of a New York Central fifty-foot plug door box car using a Details West kit. The how-to's are included); Maine Central Modified Freight Cars: The Conclusion (Modified flat cars and box cars for the 1960's, '70's and '80's); Atlas Bashing In N Scale: Part Two (How to improve engine performance, so that the kitbashed Atlas RS3 will run better than the original); The Laramie, Hahn's Peak & Pacific Railway Depot (A state-of-the-art scratchbuild complete with plans and how-tos); Southern Pacific And Cotton Belt Sixty-Foot Box Cars (Modeling tips on using the Con-Cor Sixty-Foot Greenville Auto Parts Box Car); Detailing The Thrall 55-Foot All Door Box Car (Detailing a Life-Like 55-foot car to match the prototype); Modeling A Railroad Track Scale (How to model this rarely seen, but necessarily small track accessory structure); From Toy To Scale (How to successfully convert vehicles from your local drug store to HO scale); Glass Brick (A modeler's trick for achieving prototypical glass bricks for those structures on your layout); Lightning Stripes Again (Modeling with the new Stewart-Kato F3 Covered Wagon. Complete with diagrams and photos) Departments - Index (Steam and Diesel performance reviews in HO, HOn3, N, O, G and Sn3 scales); Editorial; New Products; The Sandhouse (Product news column); New Products Close-Up (Cannon & Company's TC-1503 and TC-1504 Cab); Letters To The Editor; Society Page Listing; Historical Society Close-Up (The Great Northern Railway Historical Society); Out Of The Litter Box (Modeler's tips and techniques); Rail Project Research (ATSF Yard Structures, Depots and Stations); Rolling Stock Review (Con-Cor International, Limited - The PS-1); Diesel Detail Close-Up (Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD45 as D&RGW Rio Grande #5328)
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February
1996
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Building a Helix, Freight Cardology - 48' Exterior-Post Domestic Containers, Diesel Detail Close-Up - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) FT A&B, Kitbashing a Great Northern SDP40, Scratchbuilding Ortner Three-Bay Rapid Discharge Hoppers, Ralph Gochnour's Union Pacific Wahsatch Division, Modeling a New York Central ALCo RS3 Road Switcher, Behind The Scenes - Into the Fourth Dimension, On Track - New Bridge - A Tale of Time, Modeling Modern Intermodal - Introduction to United Parcel Service Equipment - Part 1, An In-epth Review - Athearn - The Third Generation General Electric C44-9W
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August
1998
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Features - Freightcarology General American's Other Freight Cars - Part 2, Plastics, Kaolin & Grain Cars and Miscellaneous Covered Hoppers, Reefers & Hoppers, Modeling an Atlantic Coast Line EMD FP7, Modeling Modern Intermodal Vans and Cans - Boxcars of the '90s REAZ Green Braes, Shades of the BN Modeling with the Accurail 45' Van & A-Line Universal Floor, Keoth Mader's Wentworth Valley System, The Early SD Units - Part 11: MRL, NKP, N&W and NWP, Modeling Appalachian Streamliners Capturing the Character of Clinchfield F Units, Diesel Detail Close-Up Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) Alco FA1/FB1, Early Intermodal - The Circus Connection, Behind the Scenes A Matter of Proportion, On Track The Other Helix
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October / November
1999
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Features - Kitbashing a SOO SD40-2B, Plans: SOO SD40B 6450, The Alco PA - The Burly Beauty Part 9: Southern, UP & Wabash, Diesel Detail Close-Up Santa Fe EMD F7A & B, Freightcarology Walthers Enclosed Autoracks in HO Scale, Jeff and Luke Carnett's Canadian Great Western Railroad: The Lower Door to the West Shore (HO), The Latest Scenery Techniques, Light Duty Floatbridges, Using the Computer as a Modeling Tool: Selective Compression, Modeling Modern Intermodal Spine Cars, Part 5B: Modeling the Trinity 53' All-Purpose, On Track The Feeding of our Track - Part 1: The Specifications, iBehind The Scenes Into the Night - Oro Grande: Part 1
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Feb. / March
2000
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Features - Painting and Detailing MDC's RS3 as a Former Macon, Dublin & Savannah Seaboard Air Line "Florida Geep", J. Baum Tobacco Co. (in N) Recognize this Building? You Probably Already have it on your Layout, Kitbash a Thrall MaxGon in N, HO, S or O, Plans Thrall MaxGon for the David J. Joseph Co., Make your own Dwarf Signals, Freightcarology ADM Transportation, Don Meeker's Rocky Mountain LIne Revisited, RML's Habitat for Mini-Humanity Contest, ABF #86593/ex-Carolina #27-6718 28' Wabash National Rib-Side Trailer, DCC Update MRG Takes a Look at DCC-Part XXIII: What's New in DCC for 2000?, GP20: The First Turbo Geep Part 3: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q), Diesel Close-up Bangor & Aroostook
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April / May
2000
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GP20: The First Turbo Geep Part 5: NYC, Penn Central, Conrail, Another Engine That Should Have Been - The SD40TH-2 - Tunnel Motors on the Southern Railway, Quick and Easy Crossing Signals for DCC, Anatomy of a Grade Crossing, Containers - A to Z - ACLU to AVLU, MDOT (Modeler's Dept. of Transportation) - ABF / Carolina 28' Monon Freight Pup #86878, Utah Northern - A Modern Western Regional, Flatcar Loads, Modeling a Pair of Southern (S & A and CofG) High Short Hood Kato GP35s - Part 2, Diesel Detail Close-Up - Santa Fe EMD SD40-2 "Snoot Nose", Behind The Scenes - Vilsousterrs: The Overall Scheme, On Track - Ballasting the Turnout Switch - Part 2
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July / August
2000
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GP20: The First Turbo Geep Part 8: Union Pacific & Western Pacific, Model Railroad Operations...Granite Mountain Style - Part 1, Norfolk Southern GP40 #1372 & RP-E4D Slug #9730 - Part 1, MDOT (Modeler's Dept. of Transportation) ABF - Conference Room & Parts Department, A Trip on Larry Cannon's HO Scale Otter Valley Railroad, Freight Carology - Union Pacific Boxcars, Handlaying Turnouts - As Smooth as Glass: A Technique for Handlaying Turnouts at the Workbench, Diesel Detail Close-Up - CSXT MP15AC & MP15T, Behind The Scenes - Scenery Comes First
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January / February
2001
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Features - GP40: The First 645 Geep (Part 6: Denver & Rio Grande Western), St. Paul Coal Mine in Cherry, Illinois - Site of the Cherry Mine Disaster, November 13, 1919 (Part 2: The St. Paul Mine Model Layout), The "Ins & Outs" of the City of Amherst (The contest answers revealed), Modeling Modern Intermodal Transamerica Distribution Services (Part 1: History and Prototypes), Containers A-Z EKLU to FRSU, Jim Powers' Ons (Colorado & Southern Narrow Gauge), Diesel Detail Close-Up Milwaukee Road EMD GP40, Behind The Scenes A Finale for Chupadera Loop - Part 6 (The last act), On Track Fine scale Operations: Jersey Western Style - The Switchman
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