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ON THE COVER

Paul Bruce‘s layout

Publisher’s Corner

An In-Depth Discussion (Part 1)

Editor’s Corner

Spring Cleaning

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Paul Bruce’s layout
    It’s All About  Having Fun
  • Working Along the Railroad
    on Steve Scagnelli’s layout
  • Bill Bramlage, Friends Build a Wall City
  • Ken Hoganson– Reading & Western track plan

Second Section

John Sethian uses Hydrocal to
Kitbash/Build a Tractor Loading Shed

Product Showcase

  • MTH Trump Train
  • CTTA Hopper
  • Woodland Scenics Substation
  • Menards Amtrak Station
  • Nassau Club LIRR Work Train Car

Announcements

Atlas acquires select MTH Premier Line O gauge tooling

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Fixing MTH Floating Axle Trucks

Product Reviews with Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Frisco 4-8-4S Northern
  • Lionel Vision Line GS-1

Here’s An Idea…

Joe Fauty – Replace Atlas O Switch Machines
With Z-Stuff DZ-1000 Machines

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Larry Flis
  • Craig Greathouse
  • Al Vergara-Mery
  • Joe Destito

Dealer Roundhouse

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Jack Smith’s layout

Publisher’s Corner

Friends Make It All Worthwhile

Editor’s Corner

Introducing our new Team Track Foreman
David Minarik

Feature Layouts

ON THE COVER
Jack Smith’s New York & New England Railroad
Bringing Things into Focus

Swamp Loggin in the Deep South
on Joseph Kreiss’ On30 Mosquito Creek layout

Ken Hoganson’s Easy-A Railroad
An easy-to-build Track Plan

How-To-Do-It

Bridging the Gap
Christopher Finch Kitbashes a Menards Bridge

Product Showcase

  • MTH Premier BNSF 25th Anniversary ES44AC
  • NLOE Tool & Bunk Car
  • Lionel Ford Service Station
  • Menards FedEx Warehouse

Collector’s Gallery

Modern Era Lionel No. 60 Trolleys
The Rise of the Approximates

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Building a Buffalo

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • MTH #40414 Big Boy Restoration Version
  • Lionel CSX First Responders ES44AC

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, Window Dressing

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Dave Minarik
  • Putnam County Museum
  • Mel Garelick
  • Ralph Langefeld

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Gene McCandless layout

Publisher’s Corner

Reap Tall Buildings in a Single Round!

Editor’s Corner

Pandemic Panacea

Feature Layouts

ON THE COVER
Trains Inside and Outside

on Gene McCandless’ layout

Creating North Platte
A layout extension by Donald Keiser

The Windy City L in the Suburbs
on Scott Humphries layout

How-To-Do-It

Build the Anaconda Mining RR
A track plan by Ken Hoganson

A New England Look for the NYT&B RR
Terrain construction by Mel Garelick

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Vision Line 2-10-10-2
  • Menards Cripple Creek Engine Works
  • Canadian Toy Train Assn. Tank Car
  • Atlas O Operating Oil Pump
  • Woodland Scenics Substation

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, City Gardens

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Remembering The Late Jim Barrett

Collector’s Gallery

LCCA 50th Anniversary Convention Cars

Product Reviews

  • Lionel 4-6-6T (Eric Siegel)
  • Menards Cripple Creek Lumber Yard (Eric Siegel)
  • Lionel Vision Line Challenger (Dave Siburn)

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Ron Nash
  • Scott Kretchmar
  • Howard Karr
  • Scott Smith

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Don Mestan’s Christmas layout

Publisher’s Corner

A Tale of Two Bridges

Editor’s Corner

New Beginnings…Again

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Don Mestan’s
Christmas Past/Christmas Present layout

Feature Layouts

  • Bob Haglock – CSX Railroading by a Chessie System Vet
  • Ken Hoganson – Summit Canyon on a Shelf track plan

How-To-Do-It

  • Bill Bramlage Builds a Wall-Hugging City
  • Will Rothfuss Creates Cool Winter Trees

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Star Trek Set
  • Menards Lumber Yard
  • Menards Candy Cars

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, Odds and Ends

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout: Controlling Lighting with an AIU

Collector’s Gallery

MPC Small Hudsons:
Decorative Advancements & Technical Evolution

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad
    RailKing GP7
  • Lionel Prewar-Inspired O Gauge State Set

Dispatcher’s Log

Bryce Manz: A Young Hobbyist’s Christmas Vision

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Harold Adams
  • David Gale
  • Henry Hadland III
  • Stan Gitler
  • Paul Davis
  • Don McCuaig

Second Section

Mod Squad (Modular Layout) Shares Our Hobby

Dealer Roundhouse

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OGR Publisher Alan Arnold’s
Huge 3-Rail Layout

Publisher’s Corner

You Want Me to Do What? No Way!

Editor’s Corner

Hooked by a Custom Run

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Modeling a Midwest Metropolis
OGR Publisher Alan Arnold’s Huge 3-Rail Layout

  • Leading Edge Wireless Remote Control
  • A Tour (and a Sip) of Punto Margarita
  • A Room Full of Operating Fun

Product Showcase

  • Atlas O 25,500 gallon tank car
  • Atlas O Military Jeep
  • Lionel 4-8-4 in several new liveries, including Frisco (two liveries), Atlantic Coast Line, Rock Island, Rio Grande, and Missouri Pacific

Collector’s Gallery

My Last American-Made Lionel GG1: The Century Club 2332

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel LionMaster SD80MAC
    with LionChief Plus 2.0
  • Menards O Scale Fire Station

Dispatcher’s Log

Realistic Modeling: A Modeler’s Perspective

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Jim Shaw, Howard Karr, Melvin Garelick, Mike Guarraia, and John Penca.

Second Section

Cliff Hangers

Dealer Roundhouse

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Don Keiser’s Consolidated Railways

Publisher’s Corner

Trials and Tribulations: Were They Worth It?

Editor’s Corner

Pandemic Ponderings

Announcements

MTH Electric Trains Mike Wolf Retiring:
Business to Close

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Livin’ the Good Life
with Don Keiser

  • Don McCuaig, Why Don’t We Build Kits?
  • Gary Beatty and Scott Carter: Let’s Do This!
    Punto Margarita (Part 3)
  • Ken Hoganson, Bellows Falls Vermont Track Plan

Product Showcase

  • MTH Alco PA
  • Lionel SD38
  • NLOE TOFC
  • MTH VO-1000 Switcher
  • Train Installations Short Stop Track Buzzer

Collector’s Gallery

The Silver Bullet

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Building a Layout: Keep it Clean

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH UP Coal Turbine
  • Menards Animated Schneider Freight Depot

Here’s an Idea

Bill Bramlage Creates Hill Billy Hill

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Bruce Giersch, Don Kanine, and Steve Jenkins.

Second Section

Don Keiser’s Trailer Campground

Dealer Roundhouse

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Henry Geary layout

Publisher’s Corner

Details Can Make the Difference

Editor’s Corner

Friends We Make along the Way

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – The Old Is New Again
on Henry Geary’s layout

Dave Minarik makes Chain Link Fences

Let’s Do This: Punto Margarita, Part 2

Ken Hoganson’s Spare Room Track Plan

Bill Bramlage Builds Scenic Inlays

Product Showcase

  • Woodland Scenics Fences
  • Menards Freight Bldg.
  • Chicagoland Lionel RR Club Boxcar
  • NLOE Long Island O scale Flatcar with Trailers
  • MTH Central Texas & Colorado River Railroad GP38-2

Collector’s Gallery

OGR’s 50th Anniversary and Ed Boyle’s 30th

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Building a Layout: Sometimes the Simple Way is Better: The Lowly Wire Nut

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Amtrak P42 Genesis
  • Lionel Maintenance-of-Way Cars

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from MaryAnn and Richard Bacskai, Richard Kaminski, John Frankhauser, David Gale, and John Penca.

Second Section

Pacific Modeling across the Atlantic

Dealer Roundhouse

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Bruce Baron layout

Publisher’s Corner

Hobby Friendships

Editor’s Corner

For the Kids

Feature Articles

COVER STORY  – Bruce Baron’s layout
Transition Era Railroading in Munson Valley

Matt Bushong, McDonald’s Farm

Building Punto Margarita (Part 1 of 4)

Feature– Ken Hoganson, Lionel Train Table Layout track diagram

Product Showcase

  • Woodland Scenics Tufts
  • Lionel Vision Line GS-1
  • Menards Strip Mall
  • MTH Genesis
  • RSME Boxcar
  • MTH Mohawk

Collector’s Gallery

Hi Tech Antique–The MTH Z-4000

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Building a Layout; As Seen In a Different Light

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel A-6 switcher by Eric Siegel
  • Atlas O scale Oil Pumps by Eric Siegel
  • Bachmann’s New On30 Trench Locomotive
    by Lee Bishop

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Jack Smith, Henry Geary, Lee Bishop, and Mel Garelick

Second Section

Brian Mount Layout Update: Then and Now

Dealer Roundhouse

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Andy Romano’s Ironbound layout

Publisher’s Corner

NJ Hi-Railers Party for OGR

Editor’s Corner

Bada Bing (Sopranos layout)

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Andy Romano’s Ironbound layout

Ken Hoganson, Nickel Plate Road track diagram

Bob Glorioso, Better Bricks

Jim Policastro, Tale of Two Cities

Dispatcher’s Log

NJ Hi-Railers party for OGR

Product Showcase

Chicagoland Club Lionel Boxcar

East Coast Enterprises Warren Truss Bridge

Menards Power & Light

Menards New Gondolas

MTH RS-11 Napa Valley diesel

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel 6562-25 Canister Car, Lionel Ale, York Boxcar, LRRC Button

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Installing Lighted Switch Stands

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Menards Dog Food Factory
  • MTH C&O M-1 Steam Turbine

Announcements

Remembering Tom Groff

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Howard Karr, Bob Kivela, Joe Shipbaugh and Stew Reed

Second Section

Raymond Shaffer tinplate layout

Dealer Roundhouse

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ON THE COVER

Skip Natoli’s Christmas layout

Publisher’s Corner

How Were You Introduced?

Editor’s Corner

Special Runs

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Skip Natoli’s Christmas layout

Ken Hoganson’s G&D track plan
The New Cornerfield layout
Jim Policastro, Tale of Two Cities
Paul Kallus, Polar Express History

How-To-Do-It

Steve Scagnelli shows you how to weather flatcars

Product Showcase

  • Trainworld Boxcar
  • Menards (various products)
  • Lionel VistaVision Dome Car
  • Millhouse River Coal Tipple
  • Lionel Christmas Story Boxcar
  • Atlas Track Planning Software Update

Collector’s Gallery

Atlas Angel Train

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Aging the Right-of-Way

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH KCS Veterans SD70ACe
  • Lionel Santa Fe ALCO PA, AA Set

Here’s an Idea…

Bill Bramlage – Scenic Inlays

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from David Gale, Ralph Langefeld, Bob Kivela and Audy Barnett

Second Section

Janelle Crossley holiday layout

Dealer Roundhouse

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