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Weathered Realism Rules on Pete Kruimer’s Central Boulevard System
Plus
Our First Look at the New Lionel Legacy Control System

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Deja Vu All Over Again

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Train Tech 1: Overcoming TMCC Gremlins
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Scratchbuild a Frame House

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Williams 150-Watt Transformer

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Brass Santa Fe 3700-class Mountain from 3rd Rail
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Battery Replacement from Dallee Electronics
Vegetable Garden Set from Scenic Express
17,600 gallon Tank Car from Atlas O
Rivet & Wheel Press from Toy Train Restoration Products
AC Power Pack from Model Rectifier Corp.
Survey Crew and a Newsstand with Paper Boy from Woodland Scenics
Ford F800 Tractor/Trailer from Diecast Direct
Pullman 12-1 Sleepers from Golden Gate Depot
Train Display Shelving from Trackside Train Displays
Grade Crossing Pavement Inserts from Scale University
Union Pacific Heritage Units from MTH Electric Trains
Sound Commander II from Electric Railroad Company
H&C Coffee Billboard from Miller Engineering
Commemorative Posters from Allied Model Trains
Train Detector from Burns Mfg.
The Old Mill from Model Tech Studios
“BCR” Battery Replacement for PS2 Locos from J&W Electronics
Restoration Dry Transfers from J&A Hobbies
Double Track Bridge from 100 Year Bridge Co.
Halftracks on Flat Cars from Geller Toy Trains
1934 Ford Box Van from The Ink Well
Model Builder Software from Evan Designs
PP&L Beep and Bethlehem Steel Caboose from Emery Distributors

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Solving Problems with Operating Accessory Cars on Hi-Rail Track

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Merchant’s Limited in 1958 by Ed Boyle

SCENE ALONG RAILS

There’s a Prototype For Everything,
Including Some “3-Rail Track” on Norfolk Southern.

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Rich Battista’s Black Diamond Railway

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David Doyle Chronicles the Lionel 6414 Auto Loaders
The Gap Railroad
Build a Brick Retaining Wall
Eliminating Layout Blight
Kansas Diorama

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DID YOU KNOW…What a Train, a Lawnmower and a Pop Can Have In Common?
OGR Publisher Rich Melvin Conducts a Short Forum on Grade Crossing Safety

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Bachmann On30 2-8-0
Weaver NKP Class L1a Hudson

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Al’s Drive-In from Diecast Direct
Prairie Tufts from Scenic Express
Metal Scrap Loads from St. Charles Model Works
Data Wire Driver from Z-Stuff
Scenic Cement from Woodland Scenics
1923 Steel Box Car from Atlas O
Cumbres Depot from American Model Builders
Beter Ballast from Brennan’s Model Railroading Products
Coil Coupler Control from The Electric Railroad Company
1953 Caddy Eldorado Convertible from The Train Shop
Civil War General from R. Bishop Modelcrafters
Color Video Camera from H&J Trains
Circus Managerie Tent from Middle Creeek & Wolfsville RR
Slver Bullet Train Set from MTH Electric Trains
Shell Oil Billboard from Miller Engineering
Williams Transformer from Williams Electric Trains
Medivac Heliport from Action Animations
Building an O Gauge Layout DVD from TM Books & Video
Washington Boro Tomato Reefer from Deichman’s Depot
1934 Ford Trucks from Santana’s Miniatures
Pretzel Vendor from Arttista Accessories
Track Cleaning Flat Car from Northeast Trains
Train Block Controller from Three-Rail Innovations

BACKSHOP

The Incredible Disappearing Test Track

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

A Pleasant Journey with the 263E Baby Blue Comet

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COVER STORY

Tony Lash’s N&W Empire – Coal is King on this monster layout!

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O Gauge Artistry in a Small Space with John Cicciarelli
Realistic Speeds For Your Locomotives

OPERATIONS

Want To Know What’s Inside a REAL GP9?

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3rd Rail Santa Fe Class 3800 2-10-2
Golden Gate Depot P70 Coaches
Trainman Rolling Stock

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Trainman Train Sets from Altas O
Fire House from Scale University
Brass New Haven I-5 Hudson from Weaver Models
1949 Custom Ford Convertible from The Train Shop
Mechanized Birney Trolley from Stewart Hobbies
Ives Electrics from MTH Electric Trains
USRA 40′ Composite Godola from Atlas O
Hopper Loads from St. Charles Model Works
E-Unit Cycler from Three-Rail Innovations
Police Station from Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Co.
MARS Light from Dallee Electronics
Model Builder Software from Evan Designs
Switch Controller from Z-Stuff
Backdrop Kits from SceniKing
Custom O27 Beep from MA & PA Junction
Pullman Heavyweights from Sunset/3rd Rail
Wood Beam Freight Trucks from SMR Trains
Lighted and Animated Barber Pole from Miller Engineering

BACKSHOP

DCS Updates Are Easy When Jim Barrett Shows You How

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

K-Line Current Collectibles and Future Choices – Part 2

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COVER STORY

SPECIAL! An Interview With Lionel CEO, Jerry Calabrese

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

“Changing of the Guard” OGR Publisher Rich Melvin introduces new OGR Editor, George Brown

FEATURED ARTICLES

The Union Connecting Railroad
The Wheatfield Lines
Father’s Day Gifts Under $50
Make an O-Scale Fork Lift

OPERATIONS

A Real Space-Saver – The Lap Siding

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Amtrak Acela from Lionel
Atlas O Alco RSD4/5 Diesel

BACKSHOP

Driving the DCS “Truck”

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

K-Line: Backward Glances and Current Collectibles

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COVER STORY

Up From The Ashes – After a devastating fire, Frank Battaglia re-builds his 3-rail layout.

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Old Friends
A Train Layout for Iraq
The New York, Trumbull & Boston
A Layout for Fun and Show

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Add TMCC to RMT Beeps
MTH RailKing GP20 Diesel
Ready Made Toys “Buddy”

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CB&Q Hudson from 3rd Rail
Small Factory from Korber Models
Trainman Caboose from Atlas O
Auto and Helicopter 1:43 models from Asheville Diecast
O Gauge Ground Throws from Caboose Industries
Novelty Layouts from Manco
Hobbyitst’s Square from Midwest Products
Milwaukee Road GP35 (Atlas) from Petersen Supply
Vinyl Roadbed from Hobby Innovations
AAR 1923 Box Car from Atlas O
Heavyweight Coaches from Golden Gate Depot
Battery Eliminator from Dallee Electronics
Anheuser-Busch Set from MTH Electric Trains
Outside rail Conroller from Three-Rail Innovations
Department Store from Diecast Direct
Military Flat Car Loads from Depot at Harrington Park
Custom Tank Car from Dunham’s Toy Trains

BACKSHOP

Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett Shows You All About Jones Plugs

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The “Flyer Factor” and Two Great Lionel Operating Cars

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COVER STORY

“Making The Dierdre May” – Build a Ship For Your Layout Harbor Scene

FEATURED ARTICLES

SPECIAL ISSUE – MODULAR LAYOUTS!
Introduction to Modular Clubs
Module Construction
The Independent Hi-railers – Midwest Division
Modular Railroad Clubs
The Somerset County 4H Trainmasters
Add 7 Buildings to a Corner of Your Layout – Part 2

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K-Line Super Streets
Bachmann On30 Cars
Williams 2056 Reproduction
MTH RailKing Hudson

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REA Stake Trucks from Santana’s Miniatures
Telegraph Poles from DM&M Railroad Company
2-Track Bridge from the Hundred Year Bridge Company
Bulkhead Flat with Lumber Load from The Depot at Harrington Park
Baldwin VO-1000 Diesel Locomotive from Weaver Models
Animated Landing Strip from Action Animations
Block Detector from Dallee Electronics
Seaboard Air Line Double-Door Box Car From Buffalo Creek Graphics
White Sox Subway from MTH Electric Trains
Gradse Crossing Pavement Inserts from Hertage Models, Ltd.
On30 Rail Trucks from Bachmann
Brass Pullmans from Sunset Models
5-Story Building Fronts from Elfin Models
Operating Milk Depot from K-Line

BACKSHOP

More Freight For Your Magnetic Crane

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Pittsburgh Train Collecting – Part 3

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COVER STORY

Russ Bey’s Traditional Lionel Layout

FEATURED ARTICLES

Modeling a Harbor Scene
7 Buildings for a Layout Corner
The Bear Awakens – A Fun Animation For Your Layout
Build a Retaining Wall

PRODUCT REVIEWS

SMR Trains 2 and 3-rail W&A 4-4-0 General
K-Line Porter and Four-Car Set
Overview of 2005 Starter Sets

BACKSHOP

Solving an MTH Hot Shoe Problem

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Pittsburgh – A Unique Market for Train Collecting – Part 2

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COVER STORY

Toy Trains Around The Tree – A Christmas Time Tradition

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Christmas – It’s Not Just a Season, It’s a State of Mind

FEATURED ARTICLES

Welcome Aboard the Christmas Express
My Very First Train
Four Generations of Trains
The Best Part of Christmas Morning
A Toy Train Christmas
The Saunder’s Christmas Layout
Grandkids Are Great Helpers
A Christmas Layout In A Small Space
A Train Show For Kids
The Cinergy Christmas Layout in Cincinnati
The Station at Citigroup
The Misty Mountain Railroad Revisited
Gerry’s Casino, Part 2

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Atlas O GP9 and GP60M
Mianne/Foley Benchwork
K-Line Bi-level Commuter Train

BACKSHOP

Switches Without Switch Motors..The Caboose Industries Ground Throw

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Pittsburgh – A Unique Market For Train Collecting – Part 1

SCENE ALONG RAILS

Some Real Saints

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COVER STORY

Ed Murphy’s “Raise The Roof” 3-Rail Layout

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Quality Control and Good Customer Service

FEATURED ARTICLES

An Interview with Mike Wolf, Owner of MTH Electric Trains
Gerry’s Casino – Part 1
The Biography of a Lifetime Lionel Hobbyist
The Nightmare Before Christmas Railroad
A Halloween Layout

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K-Line Boston & Albany Berkshire
MTH P&LE Berkshire
Evan Designs Modelers Toolkit

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New Atlas O “Trainman” Line
Weathering Service from R. Bishop Modelcrafters
John Deere Dozer from Diecast Direct
Industrial Deco from DSL Shops
Sound Module from The Electric Railroad Company
Mod-U-Rail Connections from Woodland Scenics
“Walt Disney and Trains” book from Donning Press
Signal Control Module from Custom Signals
Caterpillar Tractor
Troop Train from Weaver Models
The Flying Scotsman Locomotive from Sunset Models
Long-Life Light Bulbs from Charlie’s Trains
Water Tower from Dechant’s Railroad Express
Ford Dealership from K-Line
Plastic and Metal Polish from Andrew Ferrone
Buildings from Bachmann
Foam Service Cradle from Collector’s Choice Trains
Rosco’s Engine Repair Building from Model Tech Studios
1862 Box Car from SMR Trains

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What’s The Deal With Fast-Angle Wheels?

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COVER STORY

Celebrating 50 Years of Disneyland and a Look at Walt Disney’s O Gauge Trains

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