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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”

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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

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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

plus…

  • 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.

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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

Helper Engine

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.

Helper Engine

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.

Helper Engine

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.

Helper Engine

New and Different Toys

Dealer Roundhouse

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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.

Helper Engine

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
FREE DOWNLOAD! Jim’s Trestle Templates!

Readers’ Rails

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

Helper Engine

Doug’s Train

Dealer Roundhouse

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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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