COVER STORY

Take a Ride on Will Allen’s Huge O Gauge Empire

FEATURED ARTICLES

An Interview with Lionel’s New Technical Guru,
Jon Zahornacky
Don Leuchtag’s Memories of Akron
Will Allen’s Expansive Layout
Build a Skyscraper by Jim Policastro

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Lionel Legacy!
Atlas 0-6-0
Golden Gate Coaling Tower
3rd Rail O2 Boxcab Electric
Atlas/IR Trolley Set

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lionel Trolley
Athearn Fire Trucks
Bachmann Scenescapes
Weaver CP

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

“My Oldest Train Set” with Ed Boyle

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COVER STORY

Jim Policastro’s Compact 2-Rail Layout

FEATURED ARTICLES

Chad’s Blue Comet
A Busy Day on John Shankland’s 3-rail Empire
Easy To Do Mods on a K-Line Porter
Molding Plastic Bridge Girders
Scratchbuild a flatcar
Wiring O27 switches

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Bachmann On30 Forney 2-4-4T
MTH AC4400CW
Atlas Trainman D&H RS-3

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lionel Legacy Big Boy
Trainman Engine House
MTH SD-40 Tunnel Motor
Atlas 11,000-gal tank car
Scale University Creamery
Miller Engineer

BACKSHOP

The Best Tools for O Gauge Repairs

BACKSHOP LETTERS

Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett Answers Your Questions

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Toy Fair Cars of the 21st Century

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COVER STORY

Tour Bill Dischinger’s Sugar Creek Valley Railroad
and
Robert Lang’s Christmas Layout In The Aire

FEATURED ARTICLES

Kids and Starter Sets
Bill Bramlage Shows How to Build a 3-D Layout Module
Make a PVC Tank Farm
Hi-Rail Erie Railroading with Russ Barone

PRODUCT REVIEWS

MTH USRA 0-6-0
Golden Gate Depot 12-1 Pullman
Linel Harry Potter Hogwarts Set

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alco RS3 by Atlas O
CNJ 100 Boxcab by MTH
Lionel Collector’s reference from Project Roar Publishing
A Budget Berkshire from Lionel
Brill Gas Motor Car from Sunset 3rd Rail
SP Depot from American Model Builders
Buffalo Creek Boxcar from Buffalo Creek Graphics
Heavyweight Diner from Golden Gate Depot
Trackside Towers from Weaver Models
AC power Pack from Model Rectifier Corporation
White Dump Truck from Diecast Direct

BACKSHOP LETTERS

Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett answers readers’ questions

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

MTH Sleeper Collectibles with Ed Boyle

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CABOOSE WINDOW

Doppelganger

COVER STORY

Bill Taggart’s Wild, Wild West at the Wichita Toy Train Club

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Changing of the Guard
OGR Publisher Rich Melvin introduces OGR’s new Editor-In-Chief, Allan Miller.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Joe Fiore’s “Southern Keystone” Railroad
Great Plains, Great Trains
Driving Your Vehicles to the Next Level

OPERATIONS

SIGNALS – Railroad Traffic Lights by OGR Publisher Rich Melvin

PRODUCT REVIEWS

The MTH Silver Bullet Train
3rd Rail SP 4-8-2 Class MT-4
Masterpiece in Motion: Scale 1893 General Haupt 4-4-0

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRR Light Passenger Electrics from Sunset/3rd Rail
GE AC4400CW from MTH
Streamlined Hudson from Lionel
Atlas O Flatcar with Pipe Load
Wooden Express Reefer from Atlas O
Smoke Unit from Train America Studios
80′ Smooth-Side Passenger Cars from Weaver Models
TMCC Speed Control Board from the Electric Railroad Company
Baker’s Chocolate Tank Car from AM Hobbies

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Kansas Kollection – Part 2

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COVER STORY

Visit Layouts in Indiana and the UK!
We go to SammetTowne, Indiana with David Sammett and check out Donough O’Brien’s Great Northern Railroad, in London.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Build a Village Post Office
My Neighborhoods by Frank Mullen
Budget Remote Couplers by George Brown
Girder Heaven
Controlling Lights on Upgraded PS2 Locomotives

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Atlas O Interbellum Freight Cars
Rich Yoder Models GE 44-tonner
Lionel’s Cure for “High Water” Trucks
SceniKing Backdrops

BACKSHOP

ProtoSound 2.0 Steam Locomotive Upgrade

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Kansas Kollection – Part 1

SCENE ALONG RAILS

We found the prototype for the MTH Bus Station!

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CABOOSE WINDOW

“Hauntings”

COVER STORY

We Visit the Sanda Kan Factories in China
OGR’s Jim Barrett and Ed Boyle were guests of Atlas O Mfg. on this fascinating trip.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Power a William Dummy Unit
Building a Diesel Servicing Facility
Bill Cohen’s Gorgeous “Cohen Falls” Layout
Dress Up Those telephone Poles

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Atlas Trainman RSD-7/15
RMT “Buddy” Revisited
Weaver Baggage and RPO Cars
MTH Wireless Drawbar

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Big Liz” PRR Electric from MTH Electric Trains
The “General Haupt” Civil War Era 4-4-0 from SMR Trains.
The “Hot Box Reefer” from Lionel
Railway Express Agency Reefer from Golden Gate Depot
NKP and L&N Cabooses from Weaver Models
Midhurst Crossing Scenic Backdrop from SceniKing
Columbus & Greenville Boxcar from Buffalo Creek Graphics
General Store Accessories from Scale University
Hillview Volunteer Fire Department from American Model Builders
Western Auto Lighted Sign from Miller Engineering
Ahrens-Fox Fire Engines from The Ink Well

BACKSHOP

Assembling our new “Barrettsburg Tool & Die” Kit – Part 2

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Conrail’s 2005 Personal Safety Set

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COVER STORY

Weathering Your Trains with an Airbrush

FEATURED ARTICLES

“A Promise Redeemed”
The diesels that almost weren’t
Opening Doors for the Korber Roundhouse
Flea Market Auction Barn
Reduce Lionel FasTrack Noise
Summertime Showcase
The Roanoke Valley JESTJAMO Railroad

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Williams 671 Passenger Set
Bowser Power Chassis
Toy Train Restoration Rivet and Wheel Press
Lionel AC-12 Southern Pacific Cab Forward
Custom Signals SL-Series Signals

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

O27 2-8-2 Mikado from Lionel
The Atlantic General 4-4-0 from SMR Trains
Baldwin SR&RL 2-4-4- Forney from Bachmann Industries
B&O Time Saver Service Boxcar from Dunham’s Toy Trains
Burlington Flat Car with Lumber Load from Atlas O
Mail & Express Car from Weaver Models
The Ellington Mercantile from American Model Builders

BACKSHOP

Assembling our new “Barrettsburg Tool & Die” Kit – Part 1

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Breakthrough Accessories from MTH

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COVER STORY

Pat and Eric Hofberg present the Pine Valley Railroad

FEATURED ARTICLES

Part 2 on Weathering Hi-rail Trains by Bob Bartizek
The Wreck Of The 1884
Modeling a Grain Silo
Moon Township
Train Tech: Reprogramming a Protosound 1 Loco

OPERATIONS

DID YOU KNOW…How One Engineer Operates Several Diesels?

PRODUCT REVIEWS

MTH F40PH and Bi-level Commuter Coaches
Weaver GP38-2 Diesel Locomotive
Weaver RoadRailers

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Steam Turbine Passenger Train from Williams
PS-2 CD Grain Hopper from Weaver Models
Atlas O Industrial Rail Freight Cars
Empire State Express Passenger Cars from Golden Gate Depot
EMD Phase 1 F3 Locomotive from Atlas O
Bucyrus Steam Shovel from Toy Trucker & Contractor
Florida East Coast Hopper from Buffalo Creek Graphics
Hillside Church from Mesa Models
PRR Reefer from AM Hobbies
40′ Steel Boxcar from Petersen Supply
Urban Backdrop from SceniKing
Scale-Craft Station from WSR Products
Choo Choo Barn Video
Multi-Wire Cable from Wire-Plex (Charlie’s Trains)

BACKSHOP

OGR Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett shows you some very unique tools, such as The Brakeman’s Riveter.

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COVER STORY

Mike Smith’s “Poplar Heights” Layout – O Gauge In A Small Space Can Work!

FEATURED ARTICLES

Weathering Hi-Rail Trains – Part 1
Wing Flat Car for the K-Line Fighter Plane Flat Car
Building a Car Shop
Scratchbuilding a Switch Stand
Memphis Masterpiece – Louis Ertz’ West Tennessee Central 2-Rail Layout

PRODUCT REVIEWS

3rd Rail Canadian Pacific 2-10-4
3rd Rail CB&W Class S4a Hudson
Atlas O Alco C628 Diesel Locomotive
Atlas O Gunderson Twin-Stack Cars
MTH RailKing Operating Freight Cars

BACKSHOP

Lie Down, Relax and Wire Up Your Layout

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Conrail Collectibles 2002 – 2004

SCENE ALONG RAILS

A Real Small Town Depot in Bertram, Texas

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COVER STORY

SPECIAL EDITION!
Christmas Layouts & Displays Plus Bud Pickens’ Tower City Hobby Shop Layout of Cleveland, Ohio

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

“The Friends We Make”
Rich Melvin’s Tribute To The Late John O. Riddle, the Epitome of a Professional Railroader

FEATURED ARTICLES

Ron’s Revelation
Kennett Kool 1902
Hagerstown Roundhouse
File Cabinet Christmas Layout
MTH Electric Trains at Macy’s
Lighting the Weaver Switch Tower
Holiday Trains at Grand Central Station

OPERATIONS

“Don’t Be Square”

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Atlas O Trainman GP15 Set
Dallee Battery replacement for Railsounds Locomotives
MTH RailKing Scale Susquehanna FP45
Grass and Foliage for O Gauge Layouts
E-Unit Repair Tools

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

USRA 0-6-0 from Atlas O
Ross Custom Box Car from Ross Custom Switches
Brass MP54 Cars from Sunset 3rd Rail
Fishbelly Hopper from MTH Electric Trains
MRC Symphony 77 from Model Rectifier Corp.
Alco RSD7/15 Diesels from Atlas O
People Figures from Golden Gate Depot

BACKSHOP

Where Did The Uncoupling Track Go?
Jim Barrett Shows You How to Install Uncoupling Magnets Anywhere You Want Them

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Conrail Collectibles? You Betcha!

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