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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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The OGR Advertiser Index

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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

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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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The OGR Advertiser Index

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Bruce Giersch’s North Woods Branch Line

Publisher’s Corner

It doesn’t Matter How Long It Takes: Just Do It!

Editor’s Corner

Dead Rail in Our Future?

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Bruce Giersch’s North Woods Branch Line

Ken Hoganson’s DM&IR layout plan
Fred Morin’s International O gauge layout

How-To-Do-It

Steve Scagnelli shows you how to weather flatcars

Product Showcase

  • MTH
  • Lionel
  • Menards
  • Jr. Junction NYC RS-3
  • NJHR Calendar

Scene Along the Rails

Real World Ameri-Towne by Rich Melvin

OGR Bookcase

TMBV – 3-Rail Scale

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel’s Vision Line Gensets

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

50 Years of OGR

Backshop Letters

More Backshop Letters with Jim Barrett

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • 3rd Rail Virginian EL2B
  • Atlas B&O F3 A-B

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Bill Bramlage – Scenic Inlays

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from John Geary (son), Henry Geary (father), Paul Bruce, Carmine Crudele, Jim Seward, and Ed Hine.

Second Section

John Coy, NMRA Achievement Program

Dealer Roundhouse

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The OGR Advertiser Index

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Jim Seacrest’s Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific
in 2-rail O scale

Publisher’s Corner

Celebrating 50 Years of
O Gauge Railroading Magazine

Editor’s Corner

My layout’s not finished yet

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Jim Seacrest’s
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific in 2-rail O scale

David Gale’s “Manhattan Project”

Action on the Peach Grove Branch
by Ken Hoganson

New Kid on the (City) Block by Charles Pearl
Menards preassembled structures

How-To-Do-It

Mel Garelick Builds a New Haven Tower

Product Showcase

  • RMT Boxcars
  • Nassau MTH MP15 Switchers
  • East Coast Enterprises Elevated Railway
  • Woodland Scenics Rustic Cabin
  • Atlas Track Planning Software
  • Bob Osterhoff-Marx Book DVD

Collector’s Gallery

Ingenious Modification: The 2329 Virginian Electric

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Lessons Learned

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Tangled up in Blue
    MTH 4-6-2 Light Pacific
  • Stars and Stripes
    Lionel N&W SD45

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Bill Bramlage – Scenic Inlays

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Howard Karr, Paul Bruce, Patrick Whitehead and John Geary

Second Section

Remembering Richard Kuhn

Dealer Roundhouse

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Advertiser Index

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Dick Philpott’s O Gauge at Breckenridge Village

Publisher’s Corner

Refine Your Layout

Editor’s Corner

My Layout’s Not Finished Yet

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – O Gauge at Breckenridge Village by Dick Philpott

Re-imagining the “Ideal Layout” by Ken Hoganson

Hot Metal in Steel City  by Doug Chiado

Operating with a Purpose by Bob Delbridge

How-To-Do-It

Doug Chiado shows you how to Model Molten Metal

Product Showcase

  • MTH Monon Sw1 Switcher from Mr. Muffin’s Trains
  • MTH RailKing ARMCO Steel Company caboose from Dixie Union Station
  • MTH U.S. Army flatcar with two PUP “Ordinance” trailers from Stockyard Express
  • LionMaster Union Pacific “Greyhound”
    Big Boy No. 4000
  • Woodland Scenics US Flag
    with Landscape Lights
  • RailKing Scale RS-3 Diesel

Collector’s Gallery

The 1958 Lionel O27 Texas Special Set

Backshop Letters

Jim Barrett Answers Your Questions

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Pennsylvania Railroad 2-8-0 H-10
  • The Lionel GP9 – Jack of All Trades

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Bill Bramlage – Getting Your People from Here to There

Scene Along the Rails

Struthers, Ohio – Then and Now by Rich Melvin

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Mike Guarraia, Sam Gerke, Bob Cole, Paul Bruce and Rich Battista.

Team Track

Railroading in America: Meet More of the Team

Dealer Roundhouse

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Wilbur Snyder’s 3-rail PRR Mill Creek Sub

Publisher’s Corner

Make a Scene

Editor’s Corner

On Track

Feature Articles

COVER STORY –
Preserving a career of Railroading in Pennsylvania
Wilbur Snyder’s PRR Mill Creek Subdivision

Jim Policastro, Tale of Two Cities
Gary Beatty’s  Toast to Puerto Borracho

Product Showcase

  • Millhouse River, Turntable Accessories
  • Woodland Scenics Windmill
  • MTH Indiana & Ohio GEEP
  • Woodland Scenics Field System

How-To-Do-It

Ken Hoganson shows you how to build John Allen’s famous “Timesaver” track plan using Lionel Fastrack

Jeff Volp shows you how to build (or buy) a reliable electronic E-Unit

Dispatcher’s Log

Brian Mount Layout Update

Collector’s Gallery

Four Dummies

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Disguised Switch Beacons

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Premier GE U30C Diesel Locomotive
  • Lionel Bluetooth Radio Tower

Here’s an Idea…

Bill Bramlage, Layout Obstacles

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Bruce Giersch, Shane Moore, Craig Greathouse, David Yarwood, Christian Johnson, Wilbur Snyder, and Carl Rygiewicz.

Team Track

A message from Evan Cihlar, CEO
“Railroading in America” magazine

Dealer Roundhouse

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Mel Garelick’s 3-rail New York, Trumbull & Boston

Publisher’s Corner

Make Your Layout Unique

Editor’s Corner

Our Growing Team

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Mel Garelick’s
3-Rail New York, Trumbull & Boston RR

Ken Hoganson’s Triple-R Railroad

“You Can Go Home Again,
Even if You Never Lived There”
by Lee Bishop

Product Showcase

  • Lionel “Freightsounds” Refrigerator Cars
  • MTH Boxcab Diesel
  • Dundee Cement Special Order Covered Hopper
  • 3-Rail O Scale Trains DVD from TM Books

How-To-Do-It

Christopher Finch – Gotta Keep It Cool!

Collector’s Gallery

A Bevy of BEEPS

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Making A Removable Rock Wall

Product Reviews

Lionel’s State-of-the-Art Vision Line Niagara

Readers’ Rails

Three great photos from Tom Masterson,
Wilbur Snyder and Carl Rygiewicz.

Team Track

“Railroading in America” magazine

Dealer Roundhouse

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Catenary on Eliot Scher’s Railroad

Publisher’s Corner

Choosing a Layout Theme

Editor’s Corner

Valuable Lesson

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Eliot Scher’s Catenary Tales

Denny Chapman’s layout
Ed Welch’s layout

Product Showcase

TCA Special Issue SD40-2
Model Building Services Bridge

How-To-Do-It

Dave Siburn – Command Control Upgrade

Announcements

MTH (LCT) Tinplate

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel Paper

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Making Short Work of a Long Rock Wall

Product Reviews

Menards Buildings
WS Water Tower
Bachmann Hot Dog Stand

Readers’ Rails

Some great photos from Matt Bushong,
Bruce Giersch, and Howard Karr

OGR Bookcase

“Model Railroad Custom Design”
by John Coy

Rail Tales

Gary Beatty, “Tsunami Sam”

Dealer Roundhouse

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Don Cruson’s layout

Publisher’s Corner

Is there a next generation?

Editor’s Corner

First Christmas Train

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Don Cruson’s layout

John Geary’s layout

Ken Hoganson’s new layout plans

Product Showcase

  • LCCA Christmas Boxcar
  • TCA Tank Car
  • MTH– Union RR. Switcher
  • Woodland Scenics Field System
  • TMBV-21st Century Layouts, Part 4
  • NMRRC Club Car

How-To-Do-It

Bob Glorioso shows you how to make
operating dwarf signals

Here’s An Idea…

Joseph Fauty shows you some unique
wire connectors

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel’s 773 Century Club Hudson

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Hiding a Track Scenery Joint

Announcements

  • Lionel opens new retail store in NC
  • Lionel/Model Power announcement

Product Reviews

  • WBB Amtrak F59PH
  • Ross Tinplate Track Switches

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers:

  • Paul Davis – Thomas Christmas
  • Joe Gozzo—Christmas Tinplate
  • Patrick Whitehead–Christmas delivery
  • Frank Mullen–Christmas parade
  • Ed Kamierczak–Christmas layout

OGR Bookcase

“Model Railroad Custom Design”
by John Coy

Dealer Roundhouse

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Norm Charbonneau’s 3-Rail O Scale Layout

Publisher’s Corner

Feeling Cornered?

Editor’s Corner

Planning, Not Procrastinating

Feature Articles

COVER STORY
Northbrook Layout Rebuild
Norm Charbonneau’s
Masterful 3-Rail O Scale Layout

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  • It’s Always Autumn in New England by Jim Sprague
  • Under the Wire by Don McCuaig

Here’s an Idea…

Quick and Easy Flatcar Tie-Downs

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Construction Railroad Set
  • Right On Track Models Wilson Bros. Freight Transfer
  • RMT’s Classic 96400 boxcar series
  • MTH SD70ACe diesel
  • MTH Premier line GP9 diesel
  • Downtown Deco Lindsey’s Grocery
  • Woodland Scenics Rustic Water Tower
  • Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS) Samuel Adams refrigerator car

Helper Engine

20 years  –  George Brown Pulls the Pin

Announcements

ERR Products Now Offered by Sunset/3rd Rail

How-To-Do-It Features

Urban Renewal by Dave Minarik

Product Reviews

  • Atlas O Trainman GE Dash 8-40CW
  • MTH Premiere Big Boy

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel Green Postwar-Inspired Alco
FA Passenger Set: Last of a Breed?

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout
Creating Old and Neglected Rail Sidings

Readers’ Rails

Great layout photos from OGR Readers Jack Hedge, Howard Karr and Bob Hillerich.

Dealer Roundhouse

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