COVER STORY

A Rainy Day Scene on Chuck Coots’ Layout

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

OGR Publisher Rich Melvin Tells You What’s Going On Around The OGR Offices

FEATURED ARTICLES

The Coots’ Family Layout
Make A Track Rack for your Spare Rails
Easy Projects for the Lionel Rocket Launcher
Replace Your Switch Bulbs with LED’s – Part 2
O Gauge in German

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Atlas O GP35 Diesel
ETS Semafor B&O Tran Set
Walthers Route 66 Motel
MRC Pure Dual Power Transformer

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Product Announcements

BACKSHOP

Quick Fix for an MTH Realtrax Switch

BACKSHOP LETTERS

Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett Answers Your Fix-It Questions

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The K-Line GM Goodwrench Service Set from 1996

SCENE ALONG RAILS

Shots of Prototype High Speed Passenger Equipment

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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COVER STORY

Jim Steed’s Traditional 3-Rail Layout, The Great Georgia Central & Southern

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

It’s More Than Just The Trains

FEATURED ARTICLES

Father’s Day Gifts Under $50
The Lionel, Norfolk & Western Railway
Replace Your Switch Bulbs with LED’s – Part 1
Kitbash a Box Cab Electric Locomotive

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Lionel and MTH PRR S-1 Steam Locomotives
K-Line Plymouth Switcher
Atlas O Signal System

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Product Announcements

BACKSHOP

What Is A Single Slip Switch and Where Do I Need It?

BACKSHOP LETTERS

Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett Answers Your Fix-It Questions

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The 1955 and 56 Lionel Wabash Sets – Part 2

SCENE ALONG RAILS

A Few Pictures from our Readers

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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COVER STORY

We Celebrate our 200th Issue!

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

“Milestones”
by OGR Publisher Rich Melvin

FEATURED ARTICLES

The Future of the O Gauge Hobby by Ed Boyle
Bob Hillerich’s Vintage Lionel Layout
Build An All-Purpose Shanty – This simple how-to-do-it project first appeared way back in Run 14!

PRODUCT REVIEWS

How We Test Locomotives by George Brown
Window Works Photo Interiors
Miller Engineering Animated Sign
K-Line USRA Mikado
Atlas O RS1 Diesel

BACKSHOP

An Index of Jim Barrett’s first 50 Backshop Columns

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The 1955 and 1956 Lionel Wabash Sets – Interesting History – Part 1

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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COVER STORY

O Gauge In A Small Space – The Stolfa Family Layout

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

“Where There’s Smoke, There Could Be A Fire!”
OGR Publisher Rich Melvin on the dangers of
using the wrong smoke fluid in your engines.

FEATURED ARTICLES

OGR Weaver Factory Tour
OGR Visits Atlas O
Catskill Honors The Veterans
Decks For Your Layout
Viaducts from Masonite
Make a Boeing 737 Fuselage Rail Transporter

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Lionel N&W Y6b
Ready Made Toys Beeps

BACKSHOP

Jim Barrett Compares Old and New Transformers

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Lionel-Licensed Taylor Made Truck Series – Part 3

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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CABOOSE WINDOW

Remember the (Boston and) Maine by Elvera Cozzi

COVER STORY

Herm Botzow’s Buckeye Railroad 2-rail Scale Layout

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

The “New” York TCA Meet
The Wide-Eyed Wonder of O Gauge Trains
The Untold Story Behind Lionel’s Pere Marquette Berkshire No. 1225

FEATURED ARTICLES

Ensnared By This Magnificent Hobby
Put Your Accessories in Pockets
A Christmas Layout Becomes Permanent

OPERATIONS

OGR Publisher Rich Melvin Explains Why a Yard Lead is Important
and Shows You How To Add a “Fiddle Yard” To Your Layout

PRODUCT REVIEWS

MTH PRR M1b
Walthers Palace Cinema
J&W Battery Component Replacement (BCR)
Train America Studios “Engineer on Board (EOB)
Three Starter Sets from K-line, Lionel and MTH

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Walthers Route 66 Motel
Toys For Collectors 30′ Semi Trailer
K-Line EP-5 Electric
R. Bishop Modelcrafters Military Flatcar Load
LCCA Club Cars
Scenic Express Catalog
Dallee Compact Electronic E-Unit
Atlas O Double Slip Switch
Weaver Steel Box Cars
Weaver U-4-b CN 4-8-4
Ready Made toys Auto Transporter
Williams NW2 Switcher
Red Caboose Wooden Reefers
Brennan’s Model Railroading Freight Dock
Hampton Hobby Products Artificial Coal
Miller Engineering Animated Billboards
Lionel Disney Items
Laster Hobbies Signals
Tony’s Train Exchange Rrampmeter
Buffalo Creek Graphics 40′ Box Cars
Lionel Postwar Manuals from Bob Hannon

BACKSHOP

Restoring a Lionel ZW Transformer – Part 2

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Lionel Licensed Taylor Made Truck Series – Part 2

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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CABOOSE WINDOW

The Heir

COVER STORY

The First Issue of the NEW O Gauge Railroading Magazine!

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Publisher Emeritus Myron Biggar Says Goodbye
New OGR Publisher Rich Melvin Introduces The New OGR Team

FEATURED ARTICLES

Jim Bengert’s Railroad Express 3-Rail Layout Modeling a Depressed Center Flat Car
Detailing a Bowser Turntable
Install a Background With Curved Corners
Realistic Transformers For Your Electrical Substations
Great Railroad Photos Taken – and NOT Taken!

PRODUCT REVIEWS

The MTH Digital Command System (DCS) – A Second Look
Video Cam Train
Woodland Scenics Tree Kits
3rd Rail NYC “Mercury”
MTH Operating McDonald’s Restaurant
Williams Berkshire
Lionel Pedestrian Bridge & Speed Sensor
QSI Hooter Bell and Horn

BACKSHOP

Back to Basics –Lubrication

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Ultimate “Mint”

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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COVER STORY

Sam, Will and Dad Build a Layout!

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

The Scale Car – Part 3

FEATURED ARTICLES

O Gauge Trains at the Greensboro Children’s Museum
Layouts for Disabled and Handicapped Operators
A Layout That Became a Revelation
Visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum

PRODUCT REVIEWS

The MTH Digital Command System (DCS ) – A First Look
Rich Yoder 44-Tonner
Two Track Cleaners
Trainstuff Signal tower
3rd Rail Camelback

BACKSHOP

Finishing Out Your Train Table

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Last Lionel Hudson Built in America

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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CABOOSE WINDOW

 The Dark Side