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Will Allen’s Duckunder O Scale Layout

Publisher’s Corner

Backdrops

Editor’s Corner

Teamwork

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Will Allen’s New Duckunder layout

  • Ken Hoganson shows a layout plan
    for small bedroom
  • Rich & Miles Sepiol O gauge layout

How-To-Do-It Features

Mel Garelick makes a scratchbuilt factory

Product Reviews

  • Lionel Hybrid 2-8-2
  • MTH RailKing First Responder Set

Product Showcase

  • Woodland Scenics lighted autos
  • Right On Track Models structures
  • Trainworld/MTH GP38-2

Dispatcher’s Log

Sidetracked: Missing 299 track diagrams

Collector’s Gallery

MPC Rolling Stock

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Making Good Looking Guardrails

OGR Bookcase

Modern O Gauge Remote Control:
Lionel TMCC & Legacy

Scene Along the Rails

Sugar Cane Train

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers

  • John Abe
  • Dave Minarik
  • Lee Bishop
  • Mel Garelick

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

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Fred van der Lubbe’s O Scale Garden Layout

Publisher’s Corner

One Track Mind

Editor’s Corner

In the Beginning

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Fred van der Lubbe does
O Gauge Outdoors!

Ten Years of Battery Power by Robert Walker
Mark Watson’s layout
Stan Gitler’s layout

How-To-Do-It Features

Eliot Scher Builds a Power Cart

Product Reviews

Lionel E8 A-A
MTH RailKing 2-6-6-6 Allegheny
Atlas Trainman Observation Car

Product Showcase

RMT Hoppers
Atlas Bay-Window Caboose
Model Building Service Grain Elevator
Menards Tampa Towers

Dispatcher’s Log

Old Made New Again

Collector’s Gallery

K-Line Diners

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
A Face Lift for the Lionel Horse Corral

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers

  • Bruce Giersch
  • Craig Greathouse
  • Steve Jenkins
  • Mike Guarraia.

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SP Night

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Greg Annett’s layout

Publisher’s Corner

How Do You Enjoy the Hobby?

Editor’s Corner

New Fun Factory

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Greg Annett’s layout

Ron Theobald’s layout, by Bill Bramlage
Robert Laughman’s layout

How-To-Do-It Features

Robert Walker–Wireless Train Control

Product Reviews

MTH Pennsy M1b
3rd Rail CB&Q 2-8-2

Product Showcase

MTH UP SD70ACe
Menards Barn
Woodland Scenics Post Office
3 Trainland MTH Exclusives
LCCA Niagara

Collector’s Gallery

Chrome Plated Prototypes

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout – A Railroad Overpass

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers David Gale and Ralph Langefeld.

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George’s Train

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OGR Bookcase

A Prewar O Gauge book from Greenberg

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Jeff Littleton’s layout

Publisher’s Corner

What an Honor

Editor’s Corner

Past & Future

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Jeff Littleton’s layout,
by Greg Annett

Scott Carter’s layout
The JMX layout by Mary Fitzhenry

How-To_Do-It Features

Dave Minarik’s Heavy-Duty Swing Gate

Product Reviews

3rd Rail RDC-1
Atlas-O Hillside Structures

Product Showcase

Brennan’s Ob Long Box Co.
MTH Amtrak Genesis Locomotive
Trainpaper DVDs (2 each)
Atlas O GP7
Hikel/Ross Trestle

Collector’s Gallery

Modern Bascule Bridges: Two Flavors

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout: Connecting Two Levels

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers Christian Johnson, Craig Greathouse and Ted Wilson.

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New and Different Toys

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OGR Bookcase

TM Videos: Legacy 2 DVD

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage – A Train Collector’s Dream

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Chuck Dzielawa’s Layout

Publisher’s Corner

OGR Has a New Publisher!

Editor’s Corner

Battery Power

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Chuck Dzielawa’s layout
Ken Hoganson Udates a Vintage Lionel Track Plan
Scott Carter’s On30 layout
Frank Heynick: Trains in Gotham

How-To_Do-It Features

Bill Bramlage Demonstrates his
Ameri-Towne Kitbash Techniques

Product Reviews

The Tall and the Small…
The Tall: MTH Cab Forward
The Small: 3rd Rail S12 0-6-0

Product Showcase

Lionel “American Railroads” Berkshire
Millhouse River Transfer Table
Menards York Hotel & Menards World HQ
Lionel New Island E6 Atlantic
RMT Boxcar & Covered Hopper
Woodland Sunny Days Trailer
Lionel Pennsy B60 Baggage Car

Collector’s Gallery

The American Flyer Semaphore

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Planning Your Layout for Operation:
Things That Go Together

Readers’ Rails

Great photos from OGR Readers Ted Wilson, Howard Karr, Eliot Scher, Mark Boyce and Shane Moore.

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Stone-Age Simplicity

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OGR Bookcase

Rich Battista’s New Video

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Skip Natoli’s Polar Express Layout

Editor’s Corner

Two Scales On One Layout

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Skip Natoli’s Polar Express layout
Patrick Jean’s Layout on a Door
The Upgraded Polar Express by Ed Boyle

How-To_Do-It Features

Dave Minarik’s Custom Painting
Eliot Scher Builds a Turnout Control Panel

Product Reviews

Atlas F7 ABBA
Lionel SD45 Multiple Unit Consist

Product Showcase

CTTA Crane
LionChief SP Daylight Set [Items 2, 3, and 4 are one entry]
LionChief Hot Wheels Set
Lionel Teddy’s Trackside Hobby Shop
Menards Double Bridge
Woodland Scenics Double-Deck Trailer
NJ Hi-Railers Calendar
NMRRC Club Car
Bachmann On30 Trolley Set

Collector’s Gallery

The K-Line Hudson

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Adding a Bridge to Your Trestle
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Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers David Gale, David Yarwood, Dennis Canali, Eliot Scher, Joe Severchek and Ralph Langefeld.

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Doug’s Train

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OGR Bookcase

TM Videos: 21st Century Layouts, Part 2

Here’s An Idea…

John Rapacz, Concrete Culvert Flatcar Loads

Scene Along the Rails

A Tribute to First Responders

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An Autumn Scene on Joe Laughman’s layout

Editor’s Corner

A Family Affair

Feature Articles

COVER STORY!
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
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OGR Bookcase

“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

COVER STORY!
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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Here’s an Idea

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

COVER STORY!
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

OGR Bookcase

“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

COVER STORY!
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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