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An Autumn Scene on Joe Laughman’s layout

Editor’s Corner

A Family Affair

Feature Articles

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Laughman layout #1: The Father’s
Laughman layout #2: The Son’s
Joey Ricard Builds a Dynamic Diorama

How-To_Do-It Features

Bob Glorioso: Kadee Couplers for 3-rail
Eliot Scher: Build a Turnout Control Panel

Product Reviews

3rd Rail SD9
MTH Premier N&W Class A

Product Showcase

Atlas F7
Bachmann On30 Cabooses
Menards Military Generator Car
LCCA Christmas Boxcar
Menards Bridge
Trainpaper: Lionel Postwar Private-Issue Catalogs DVD, 1947-1961
Chooch Timber Retaining Walls

Collector’s Gallery

Lifesaver Cars

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building A Layout: Finishing The Trestle
FREE DOWNLOAD! Jim’s Trestle Templates!

 

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“Smoke over Steamtown” by Dennis Livesey

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Williams Amtrak Superliners

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Lon Hawkins layout

Editor’s Corner

Mulling a Multiple Scales Layout

Feature Articles

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Lon Hawkins layout

Mike Guarraia’s Scratch-Built Shipbuilding Scene
John Penca’s Dual Scale Layout

How-To_Do-It Features

John Rapacz builds a concrete Engine House floor
John Ross builds some quick-and-easy sidewalks

Product Reviews

MTH Premier PRR G5 4-6-0
MTH Premier JC Camelback 4-6-0

Product Showcase

Lionel Freight Cars
Woodland Scenics Old Homestead
NLOE Club Car
Henning’s Trains battery for Lionel
Woodland Scenics Trailer
Menards Rolling Stock (2 each)
Downtown Deco Atomic Cafe

Collector’s Gallery

The First MTH PCC car

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Wooden Trestle Construction, Part 1
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Bob Glorioso’s Under The Layout Creeper

Readers’ Rails

A few terrific photos from readers Len Vonderhaar, Norm Pullen, Tony Atkins and Peter Atonna.

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Plug & Play

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The Engine Terminal on Alex Muller’s layout

Editor’s Corner

Teamwork – Building a layout

Feature Articles

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Alex Muller’s wonderful 3-rail layout

Operations on Sam Pennise’s realistic On30 layout
Anthony Kulfan builds a big layout

How-To_Do-It Features

Yard Speakers by John Penca
Photo Backgrounds by Eliot Scher
David Ross show you how to make
Quick & Easy Sidewalks

Product Reviews

Lionel Vision Line GG1
Bachmann On30 Bumblebee 2-6-0 w/DCC

Product Showcase

Atlas F7
Chooch Shake Roofing
Lionel Shay
Woodland Scenics Water System
Lionel Camera Car
Royz Trains switch machines
Menards (6 cars)
Chooch Transfer Tape

Collector’s Gallery

The Non-operating/Operating hopper

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Catching Up On Reader Comments

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“American O Scale: 1927-1965”, by Keith Wills

Readers’ Rails

A few terrific photos from readers David Minarik, Eliot Scher and James Barnett

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Playing with the New LionChief Universal Remote

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Chuck Route’s layout

Editor’s Corner

Switching Fun

Feature Articles

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Chuck Route’s 3-rail layout

Sam Pennise’s gorgeous On30 layout

How-To_Do-It Features

Tom Gilsdorf shows how to build corner scenery
John Rapacz builds a wheel storage rack

Product Reviews

Atlas Trainman RS3
MTH Union Pacific FEF

Product Showcase

Menard’s Hopper Cars
CTTA reefer

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a layout:
A Summary of the first 25 articles on Jim’s new layout

Here’s an Idea…

It’s In the Details

Readers’ Rails

A few terrific photos from readers Troy Laughman, Stan Gitler, Ralph Langefeld, John Geary and Dave Shively

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The rest of the story

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Ashe Rawls layout Unique 3-Rail Layout

Editor’s Corner

O gauge and the Iot
(Bluetooth’s impact in the hobby)

Feature Articles

COVER STORY! Ashe Rawls layout
John Penca talks about 0perations
Pat Whitehead’s 3-rail layout

Product Reviews

WBB Dash-9
MTH GE 44-Ton Switcher

Product Showcase

Williams by Bachmann 44-Tonner
Lionel Service Manual DVD
Lionel Stock Certificates DVD
Bachmann On30 Coach
Menard’s Red Owl Store

Announcements

New Owners for Korber Models

Collector’s Gallery

Tinplate Proportions

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Bench Testing Track-side Accessories

Readers’ Rails

A few terrific photos from readers Bruce Giersch, Ralph Langefeld and Al Judy.

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GGTY Syndrome

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TMBV 21st Century Great Layouts

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Bob Anderson’s Unusual 3-Rail Layout

Editor’s Corner

Changing Times

Feature Articles

Bob Anderson’s 3-Rail Layout
David Williams’ narrow gauge layout

How-To Articles

Command Control for a Bachmann 44-Tonner
Customizing Plastic Kits

Product Reviews

Atlas O Intermodal Containers
Atlas O 53’ Gunderson Maxi-Stack IV
MTH Premier SD60

Product Showcase

Lionel Row Houses
Four Menards Boxcars
Menards Station
Millhouse River Layout Time Animation Control
CTTA Hopper

Collector’s Gallery

The Century Club GG1

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

It’s a Cinch
With a video clip for Digital Subscribers!

Here’s an Idea…

John Rapacz, Steel Cable Road Barriers

 Readers’ Rails

Some great photos by Robert Lang, James Barnett, Mike Guarraia and Skip Natoli

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Two Geeps Plus Two

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The Madison Hardware Story, by Derek Thomas

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Skip Natoli’s Big City layout

Editor’s Corner

Defending Demonstrators

Feature Articles

Skip Natoli’s Big City layout
Mike Hartings layout
A Tinplate Tradition with Chris Lonero

How-To

Building Foam Scenery by David Bennett
Bluetooth Control Install by Robert Walker

Product Reviews

Atlas Trainman 60’ Passenger Cars
Lionel Legacy GP9s

Product Showcase

Bachmann On30 2-6-0
Woodland Scenics (3 small shacks)
Menards Cabooses (2 ea.)
Trainworld: MTH ES44AC
Lionel Disconnect Cars (3 types)
Lionel LionScale 3-Bay Hopper
Trainworld: MTH Trolley
Lionel School
O Scale Hauler Wig-Wag Signal
Lionel Train Car Repair Facility

Collector’s Gallery

Operational Standards for O Gauge?

Readers’ Rails

Photos from:
Bob Anderson
Jim Policastro
John Geary
Doug Baynes

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  A Trestle Trick

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Two Geeps

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Cartoon

An OGR Christmas Card (w/Jim Policastro photo)

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The Kingston Club layout

Editor’s Corner

iOps With Bachmann’s E-Z Ap

Feature Articles

Jim Policastro showcases the
Kingston Model Railroad Club’s Hudson Valley Lines

Bill Laughland’s gorgeous 3-rail layout is center stage

How-To

Allen Littlefield shows you how he made
his “Kitbashed Critter”

John Sethian builds a neat little clock tower

Product Showcase

RR in a Box
LCCA Christmas Boxcar
Menards House
Menards Flatcars wi/Bus Loads
Menards Long Flatcar
Menards Farm Supply
Stockyard Express Reefers

Readers’ Rails

Scott Smith–Halloween

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Daniel Kleine makes a little dirt

Product Reviews

Williams by Bachmann Scale GG1
Lionel Legacy SD40

Collector’s Gallery

Birneys and Berks

Dispatcher’s Log

A new “MTH” Alco diesel for the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  Removable Scenery Panels

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Wooden Cars and Craftsmen

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“Hand Throws”

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Train Masters of Babylon Club Layout Rebuild

Editor’s Corner

Bluetooth Train Control

Feature Articles

The TMB Club Rebuilds
John Robert Coy layout

How-To

Daniel Kleine – Turnout Indicators for Scaletrax
Rege Schilkin build a Moving Forklift

Product Showcase

AHM/Diecast Direct and Ambulance
CTTA Tank Car
Woodland Scenics, Emilio’s Restaurant
Lionel LionChief + FT
Menards Power Plant (multiple images)
Williams GG1
River Leaf Models Radio Station

Readers’ Rails

Gary Figi
Al Autino
Michael Matus

Product Reviews

Lionel LCP FTs
Williams by Bachmann NW2

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel’s First Century Club Engine: The Berk

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  Coupler Control

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Most Modeled

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Big Diamonds

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Frank Mullen’s New Moon Township

Editor’s Corner

The Case for Demonstrators

Feature Articles

Frank Mullen’s New Moon Township
Bill Bramlage – Trains & Kids
TMB Club Rebuild
John Stup’s Tinplate Journey

How-To

Matt Bushong
Kitbashing A Sentimental Pharmacy

Product Showcase

CTTA Reefer
Menards military cars
Menards Army quonset hut
Woodland Scenics Plug & Play Lights
Milwaukee RR Club Cancer Awareness boxcar
Williams by Bachmann Pennsy GG1
Menards Triple-Dome Tank Cars

Product Reviews

3rd Rail C&NW H1 4-8-4
Lionel ES44AC

Collector’s Gallery

A Nice Little Set from 1941

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:
Appearance Upgrades For Some Old Favorites

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What is it worth?

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Daniel Kleine shows you how to control all your small parts

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Cartoon

Big Diamonds