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Bob Anderson’s Unusual 3-Rail Layout

Editor’s Corner

Changing Times

Feature Articles

Bob Anderson’s 3-Rail Layout
David Williams’ narrow gauge layout

How-To Articles

Command Control for a Bachmann 44-Tonner
Customizing Plastic Kits

Product Reviews

Atlas O Intermodal Containers
Atlas O 53’ Gunderson Maxi-Stack IV
MTH Premier SD60

Product Showcase

Lionel Row Houses
Four Menards Boxcars
Menards Station
Millhouse River Layout Time Animation Control
CTTA Hopper

Collector’s Gallery

The Century Club GG1

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

It’s a Cinch
With a video clip for Digital Subscribers!

Here’s an Idea…

John Rapacz, Steel Cable Road Barriers

 Readers’ Rails

Some great photos by Robert Lang, James Barnett, Mike Guarraia and Skip Natoli

Helper Engine

Two Geeps Plus Two

OGR Bookcase

The Madison Hardware Story, by Derek Thomas

Dealer Roundhouse

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Scheduled Meets

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Skip Natoli’s Big City layout

Editor’s Corner

Defending Demonstrators

Feature Articles

Skip Natoli’s Big City layout
Mike Hartings layout
A Tinplate Tradition with Chris Lonero

How-To

Building Foam Scenery by David Bennett
Bluetooth Control Install by Robert Walker

Product Reviews

Atlas Trainman 60’ Passenger Cars
Lionel Legacy GP9s

Product Showcase

Bachmann On30 2-6-0
Woodland Scenics (3 small shacks)
Menards Cabooses (2 ea.)
Trainworld: MTH ES44AC
Lionel Disconnect Cars (3 types)
Lionel LionScale 3-Bay Hopper
Trainworld: MTH Trolley
Lionel School
O Scale Hauler Wig-Wag Signal
Lionel Train Car Repair Facility

Collector’s Gallery

Operational Standards for O Gauge?

Readers’ Rails

Photos from:
Bob Anderson
Jim Policastro
John Geary
Doug Baynes

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  A Trestle Trick

Helper Engine

Two Geeps

Dealer Roundhouse

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Scheduled Meets

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Cartoon

An OGR Christmas Card (w/Jim Policastro photo)

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The Kingston Club layout

Editor’s Corner

iOps With Bachmann’s E-Z Ap

Feature Articles

Jim Policastro showcases the
Kingston Model Railroad Club’s Hudson Valley Lines

Bill Laughland’s gorgeous 3-rail layout is center stage

How-To

Allen Littlefield shows you how he made
his “Kitbashed Critter”

John Sethian builds a neat little clock tower

Product Showcase

RR in a Box
LCCA Christmas Boxcar
Menards House
Menards Flatcars wi/Bus Loads
Menards Long Flatcar
Menards Farm Supply
Stockyard Express Reefers

Readers’ Rails

Scott Smith–Halloween

Here’s An Idea…

Daniel Kleine makes a little dirt

Product Reviews

Williams by Bachmann Scale GG1
Lionel Legacy SD40

Collector’s Gallery

Birneys and Berks

Dispatcher’s Log

A new “MTH” Alco diesel for the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  Removable Scenery Panels

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Wooden Cars and Craftsmen

Dealer Roundhouse

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Scheduled Meets

Cartoon

“Hand Throws”

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Train Masters of Babylon Club Layout Rebuild

Editor’s Corner

Bluetooth Train Control

Feature Articles

The TMB Club Rebuilds
John Robert Coy layout

How-To

Daniel Kleine – Turnout Indicators for Scaletrax
Rege Schilkin build a Moving Forklift

Product Showcase

AHM/Diecast Direct and Ambulance
CTTA Tank Car
Woodland Scenics, Emilio’s Restaurant
Lionel LionChief + FT
Menards Power Plant (multiple images)
Williams GG1
River Leaf Models Radio Station

Readers’ Rails

Gary Figi
Al Autino
Michael Matus

Product Reviews

Lionel LCP FTs
Williams by Bachmann NW2

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel’s First Century Club Engine: The Berk

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:  Coupler Control

Helper Engine

Most Modeled

Dealer Roundhouse

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Scheduled Meets

Cartoon

Big Diamonds

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Frank Mullen’s New Moon Township

Editor’s Corner

The Case for Demonstrators

Feature Articles

Frank Mullen’s New Moon Township
Bill Bramlage – Trains & Kids
TMB Club Rebuild
John Stup’s Tinplate Journey

How-To

Matt Bushong
Kitbashing A Sentimental Pharmacy

Product Showcase

CTTA Reefer
Menards military cars
Menards Army quonset hut
Woodland Scenics Plug & Play Lights
Milwaukee RR Club Cancer Awareness boxcar
Williams by Bachmann Pennsy GG1
Menards Triple-Dome Tank Cars

Product Reviews

3rd Rail C&NW H1 4-8-4
Lionel ES44AC

Collector’s Gallery

A Nice Little Set from 1941

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout:
Appearance Upgrades For Some Old Favorites

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What is it worth?

Here’s An Idea

Daniel Kleine shows you how to control all your small parts

Dealer Roundhouse

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Scheduled Meets

Cartoon

Big Diamonds

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The Bellevue & Schenectady Railroad of Don Klose

Editor’s Corner

Fast Progress

Feature Articles

COVER FEATURE – RETURN TRIP TICKET
Don Klose Rebuilds the Bellevue & Schenectady

Norm’s Trains 2-rail O Scale Railroad
John Stup takes us on a Tinplate Journey

How-To

Tom Yorke Detailing and Weathering Diesels

Product Showcase

T-Tracker
Menards Track
CTTA Caboose
CTTA BCC Rail RDC
LOTS Yuengling Boxcar
Woodland Scenics Theater
Millhouse River Turntable Arch
Williams Dash-9 and SS Trucks
DCS Companion Reference Book

Product Reviews

MTH Railking RS1
MTH Railking C628

Collector’s Gallery

A Singular Little Set From 1946

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout: It’s In the Details

Scene Along the Rails

Dennis Livesey’s photos of N&W 611
The real one and an O scale model – together!

Helper Engine

Lou’s Cafe

Readers’ Rails

Some great photos from Al Judy, Jim Policastro, Scott Smith and Robert Lang

Dealer Roundhouse

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Stunningly Realistic Photos
of Joey Ricard’s new layout!

Editor’s Corner

Starting Big (Brian’s first layout)

Feature Articles

Joey Ricard’s Amazing New Layout
Carl Rygiewicz’s Layout

How-To

Daniel Kleine, Standby Generators
John Rapacz – Heaters for Perishables
Bob Glorioso, Power Tower

Product Showcase

SMR Boxcar
WBB Hopper
Menards Freight Cars
MTH RS-1 Locomotive
Bob Osterhoff Lionel CDs
Angela Trotta Thomas Book
Roger Carp Dealer Display Book

Product Reviews

Williams by Bachmann 4-6-2
Williams by Bachmann GP38

Collector’s Gallery

Neil Young Passenger Set: An Instant Collectible?

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout: Grade Crossings on Curved Track

Scene Along the Rails

Dennis Livesey’s photos of N&W 611
The real one and an O scale model – together!

Helper Engine

From Ridiculous to Sublime

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Bob Bartizek’s Pennsylvania & Western 3-Rail Layout
A 3-rail model railroad designed for operations!

Publisher’s Corner

OGR Publisher Rich Melvin writes about shooting our newest video, “Great Layout Adventures 11.

Editor’s Corner

Kid Stuff

Feature Articles

Bob Bartizek’s Pennsylvania & Western
Bill Bramlage, Hiding a Valley
Greg Annett, Bridgevue Revisited
Emile Henault’s Christmas layout
Bob Glorioso Builds Some Power Towers

Product Showcase

Five items from Lionel
Woodland Scenics lighting components
MTH Premier PRR B1 Brats
Four products from Menards
TMBV Legacy/TMCC DVD
HSL Ives CD-ROM

Product Reviews

LionChief Plus DL&W Camelback
MTH Premier WM H9 2-8-0

Collector’s Gallery

Weaver’s OGR Cars

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

What’s in a backdrop?

Dispatcher’s Log

Dave Stowe’s Unique Christmas layout

Rail Tales

Matt Bushong, Holsteins and Heavy Freight

Scene Along the Rails

Dennis Livesey’s photos of N&W 611
The real one and an O scale model – together!

Helper Engine

Old Stuff and Garden Tools

OGR Bookcase

TM’s new Video – “Looking Back”

Dealer Roundhouse

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End-of-Track

A great cartoon by Clive Ellis

 

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Bill Henning’s Train-In-The-Tree Layout

Editor’s Corner

Character Trains at Christmas
Thomas and Chugginton

Featured Articles

Bill Henning’s Christmas tree layout
Emile Henault’s Christmas layout
Don McCuaig’s Rock Cliff Canyon
Michael Lee’s “Just Big Enough” 3-rail layout
William Fuller: E-Z Streets Trolley Stop

Product Reviews

Willams by Bachmann Alco FA-FB
MTH SD-70ACe and MTH Dash-8

Product Showcase

Williams by Bachmann FA2 A-A Texas Special
MTH Operating Side-dump
Mega Steam Tips
Trackscapes display
River Street Models Woolworth’s Store

Readers’ Rails

Great photos from
Carl Rygiewicz, Scott Smith and Tom Kaiser

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Working On Main Street

Collector’s Gallery

6464 Boxcars (Part 3)

Helper Engine

Shift

Dealer Roundhouse

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Here’s an Idea

David Ross– Boxcar Loads

Dispatcher’s Log

On Track for 50 Years: Celebrating GarGraves

Bookcase

TM Video (Looking Back)

Scene Along the Rails

Dennis Livesey’s photos of N&W 611,
the real thing and the model

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Cover Story

Jorge Name’s Mexico Layout

Editor’s Corner

Weaver Models is Closing Their Doors

Featured Articles

Jorge Name’s Sierra, Mexico Layout
Daniel Kleine Builds a Livestock Ramp
John Ciccarelli Builds a few Southwestern Structures
Don McCuaig’s Rock Cliff Canyon
Mark Ziven’s O gauge layout

Here’s an Idea – “Picture Perfect”

Allen Littlefield shows how he poses models in nature

Product Reviews

Lionel NYC LCP RS-3
MTH Railking PRR Decapod

Product Announcements

WBB Genesis locomotive
Trackscapes
Canadian Toy Train Assn. TOFC
On30 Annual
MBS Stone Arch Bridge
Scenic Express Catalog
LCCA Christmas Boxcar
Menards – 8 Boxcars

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Tunnels and Tricks with Mirrors

Collector’s Gallery

Most Popular Modern Era Boxcars (part 2)

Helper Engine

A Feather Quest

Dealer Roundhouse

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Reader’s Rails

Photos from Dave Minarik, Gary Clare and Bob Bartizek

Dispatcher’s Log

Angela Trotta Thomas Anniversary and Book

Bookcase

A New Standard for Documenting Lionel’s Standard of the World