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Big Power on Joe Destito’s O Gauge Layout

Publisher’s Corner

Urban Renewal

Editor’s Corner

New Model

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Hooked on Smoke and Sounds
    on Joe Destito’s O Gauge Layout

  • The Central & Pacific RR in 4×8 by Ken Hoganson
  • Tons of Fun on the Mapleton by Ken Hoganson
  • Up Above and Looking Down by Donald Keiser
  • Rolling for Victory by Lee Bishop

Dispatchers Log

Lasting Tribute to a Special O Gauger
by Don Klose

Readers’ Rails

Photos from Brian Mount, Bill Laughland, Dallas Dogger, James Barnett, and John Orlich

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Premier Line Georgia Central GP9
  • Lionel LionChief Plus 2.0 Amtrak Genesis

Collector’s Gallery

Dual Collectibles in One Package

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Tweaking Curves

OGR Bookcase

Essential Reference for Fans of
Original and Repro Prewar Lionel

Review by Allan Miller

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Union Pacific Brass Hybrid Challenger
  • Plow East Coast Snows
  • Special-Run Reefer for CTTA
  • Lionel Rock Island H-15-44
  • Menard’s Hoppers
  • Menard’s 2-Pack Ore Cars

Second Section

New Identity

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Choo-Choos at Trilogy Redo by Stan Gitler

Publisher’s Corner

Do You Have the Summertime Blues?

Editor’s Corner

Procrastination

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Choo-Choos at Trilogy Redo
    by Stan Gitler
  • Two-Train Operation in a Compact Space by Ken Hoganson
  • Bridging a Valley by Donald Keiser
  • Bill Bleyer’s Bayville & Chester Railroad

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Atlas Ex-MTH Heavyweight Passenger Cars
  • Lionel L-2a Pacemaker Mohawk & Freight Set

Collector’s Gallery

2021 Lionel Locomotive of the Year

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Let’s Face it: Fascia Dresses up Any Layout!

Product Showcase

  • Menards’ Cripple Creek Crossing
  • Menards’ Cripple Creek General Store
  • Menards’ U.S. Army Flatcar and Tank
  • METCA Custom Run Locomotives
  • Woodland Scenics’ Toy & Hobby Junction Building
  • NLOE Bobber Caboose

Second Section

  • Kitbash a Kit by Joseph Fauty
  • A Stable for Streetcars by Gene Maag

Readers’ Rails

Photos from Lee Bishop, Camryn Oden, John Tomlin, and Kelly Boykin

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The Village of Three Pines by Al Thompson

Publisher’s Corner

Make Your Layout Come Alive

Editor’s Corner

Inspiring Words and a Profound Influence

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Journey to the Village of Three Pines
    by Al Thompson
  • 7´x 12´ FasTrack Layout from Two Sheets of Plywood by Ken Hoganson
  • Mickey Station by David Suplee

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Union Pacific Veranda Turbine
  • Atlas 44-Ton Switcher

Collector’s Gallery

Tales of Two Trolleys

Team Track with Dave Minarik

MTH 44-Tonner Ground Issues

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Operation Lifesaver Genesis Locomotive
  • Menards’ Metropolis Theater
  • Menards’ Halls of Handsome Barber Shop
  • Menards’ Cripple Creek Tractor Repair

Second Section

  • Creative Fun with Flexrock
  • New Brick for an Old Wood Structure

Readers’ Rails

Photos from Stan Gitler, Jeff Green, Bill Bleyer, John Penca, and Joe Destito

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The Flis Family Lines by Larry Flis

Publisher’s Corner

Are You a Lone Wolf or a Groupie?

Editor’s Corner

GHI Syndrome

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Take a Tour on the Flis Family Lines

    Larry Flis
  • Verticality for Your Layout
    Donald Keiser
  • Absaroka Mine Railroad
    Ken Hoganson
  • Modeling Marghuerita’s Margaritas
    Gary Beatty

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel VisionLine Santa Fe 2-10-10-2
  • Lionel EMD SW8

Collector’s Gallery

Some Personal Favorites
O Gauge Collectible Trolleys

Team Track with Dave Minarik

DCS Nuts and Bolts – Part 2

Product Showcase

  • Union Pacific Rocket Booster Train by Lionel
  • Tagged Coil Cars by Lionel
  • Premium Flats from Menards

Second Section

  • City Lights by Drew Stronczer
  • Build a Better Ice House by Joseph Fauty

Readers’ Rails

Photos from Jack Smith, Jack Hedge, and Joseph Kreiss

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Big Sky Country by Ray Oakley

Publisher’s Corner

Mystery Box

Editor’s Corner

The State of our Hobby: Good Vibrations

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Big Sky Country Hosts Four Railroads

    Ray Oakley
  • A Modern-Tech Lionel Layout Plan
    Ken Hoganson
  • Canadian Pacific Kansas City in 3-Rail O Gauge
    Ken Hoganson
  • Dual-Gauge O
    Larry Price
  • Build an O Scale Micro Layout in Eight Days
    Al Judy

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Pennsylvania S1
  • Lionel 3GS21B Genset Switcher

Dispatcher’s Log

Creating Lionel’s Latest Innovation in Train Control
Dave Olson,
Lionel Director of Engineering

Collector’s Gallery

  • History in a Lionel Box
    The Berlin Airlift Candy Bomber Car
  • Three Very Special Lionel Limited-Edition York Boxcars

Team Track with Dave Minarik

DCS Nuts and Bolts

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Vision Line Class A Steam Locomotive
  • Atlas O Amtrak 50-year Locomotives
  • Ray’s Wreckers from Menards
  • Valley Motors from Menards

Second Section

Complete a Contemporary Engine Service Facility
Donald Keiser

Readers’ Rails

Two Layouts for Double the Fun
Photos from Mel Garelick

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The River City 3 Railers

Publisher’s Corner

The OGR Forum. . . Just the Facts

Editor’s Corner

Stocking Stuffer

Feature Layouts

  • Winter Has Arrived on the
    River City 3 Railers Christmas Module
  • Shopping Center Christmas Splendor
    by John Larson
  • A New Track Plan from Ken Hoganson
    Create a Starter Set Christmas Layout
  • Interior Enhancements for Empty Structures
    Boiler House Details by Don Keiser

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Humvee and Stryker military flatcars
  • Lionel EMD GP30

Dispatcher’s Log

A Cover Photo with a Real Santa

Collector’s Gallery

Is Menards New F3 Collectible? It Depends

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Switch Control Options for
Operation-Oriented Layouts

Product Showcase

  • Lionel LionChief Plus 2.0 Hudson
  • Lionel SP AC-12 Cab Forward
  • Atlas Holiday Boxcars
  • Menards Ford Trucks

Second Section

Kitbash/Scratchbuild Combo with Joe Fauty

Readers’ Rails

Zaine Venable Family Holiday Tradition

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George Lasley’s Layout

Publisher’s Corner

The OGR “Wear Are You” Contest

Editor’s Corner

It’s Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

Announcements

  • Lionel Purchases MTH Tooling
  • Scenic Express Relocates to Colorado

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Pandemic Perfectionist
    George Lasley’s Layout

    (photographed by Will Allen)
  • Don Keiser, Make a Double-Track Crossing
  • Ken Hoganson, Great Valley Western in 4×8
  • Fall Modular Scenes by River City 3 Railers

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Menards F3 locomotive
  • Lionel Vision Line GS-4
  • MTH Humvee and Stryker military flatcars

Collector’s Gallery

Vintage Vehicles

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Low Cost or No Cost Scenery Materials

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Strasburg Steamer
  • CTTA Woodside Reefer
  • LCCA Christmas Car
  • Lionel Amtrak Diesel
  • Atlas Holiday Cars

Second Section

  • Pacific & Eastern Rwy Club layout
  • P&E Digital to Conventional Switch Box

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Artie Wehrhahn
  • Anthony Kulfan
  • Artie Wehrhahn
  • Jame Lafevre
  • David Gale

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Don Keiser’s Engine House

Publisher’s Corner

An In-Depth Discussion (Part 2)

Editor’s Corner

Back to Normal

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Don Keiser’s Engine House
    A Stable for Your Horses
  • Ron Suissa’s layout
  • Charles Kinzer, Something Special for the Kids
  • Ken Hoganson– South Fork & Western track plan
    Just a bit Beyond the Basics

Product Showcase

  • MTH Premier GP9
  • Lionel Army Set
  • Lionel Missile Set

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel Lines trolley circa. 1980

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Layout Entry Options – Eliminate the Duck-Under

Product Reviews with Eric Siegel

  • Part 2 of Vision Line GS Series reviews
    (GS-2 or a GS-4)
  • Menards M&M’s Animated UFO

Second Section

  • Joe Shipbaugh, Figure Painting
  • Eric Siegel, Lionel’s Collectible Vision Line Hybrid ES44s

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • David Suplee
  • Steve Plague
  • George Lasley

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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

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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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