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COVER STORY

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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Cover Story

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

AUG/SEP 2015

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Cover Story

Roger Wasson’s Amazing Layout

Editor’s Corner

The York Meet: Beyond Buy and Sell

Featured Articles

Roger Wasson’s amazing layout
Tom and Chris Masterson’s layout
Richard Rossback, A Kitbashed City Skyscraper

Product Reviews

Williams by Bachmann 44-tonner
MTH DC3 Track Inspection Car
Williams by Bachmann Frontrunner

Product Announcements

Menards Locomotive Maintenance Shed and Quonset Hut
NLOE Club Cars
Scenic Express Catalog
Woodland Scenics Depot
Mega-Steam Smoke Spill Eliminator
Ogre Modeling Industrial Lights

Backshop

Recycling Mountains

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel’s Most Popular Modern Boxcar

Helper Engine

Doll Down!

Dealer Roundhouse

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Reader’s Rails

Some great photos from Mike Guarraia, Peter Condro and Daniel Kleine

Insiders

Gustav Taus (ETS) tribute
Korber Models acquires the Pecos River Brass building line

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Cover Story

The NEW Tower City

Editor’s Corner

Take it Outside

Featured Articles

The Sky’s The Limit in Tower City
Multiple Levels in the Man Cave
Two SCARM Track Plans O Gauge Cabin Fever

Here’s An Idea

Cover for your railroad’s commuters.

Product Reviews

Lionel Vision Line Big Boy
Lionel Polar Express Gold Berkshire

Backshop

Building a Layout:
Dressing Up Your Tunnel Entrances

Collector’s Gallery

Mmmm…DONUTS! Plus a Lionel Sleeper.

Helper Engine

Size and Simplicity

Scene Along Rails

Paradise By Rail

Dealer Roundhouse

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Reader’s Rails

Great photos from:
Carl Rygiewicz
Edward Tucker
George Donald
Doug Chiado

Bookcase

Take it to the Streets
Lee Willis’ book on Streets for Model Railroads

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COVER STORY

Jerry Murray’s layout
Mike Guarraia
On30 Harbor Scenes An old Lionel 773 is Still Going Strong on Jim Steed’s Wonderful Postwar Layout

HOW TO

John Sethian show how to make simple Highway Posts
Roger Peterson’s Operating Ameri-Towne Fire Station

HERE’S AN IDEA

Brian Wakefield show how to achieve improved Trackmobile coupling

PRODUCT REVIEWS

OGR Associate Editor George Brown reviews the MTH Tinplate 263E Passenger Set and the Atlas Elektra Theater.

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Korber Models KISS Cradle Woodland Scenics
IGA Holly Beach Boxcar
Menards Engine House

BACKSHOP

Building a Layout: In-Floor Wire-Ways for Your Walk-Through

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Lionel Circus Horsecar and Corral

HELPER ENGINE

They Were Toys

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

OGR Dealers all across the country.

READER’S RAILS

Some great photos from Linda Ambrose, Bob Glorioso, Ralph Langefeld and Ramesh Bishop.

INSIDERS

Lionel’s 115-year anniversary Atlas O Update

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COVER STORY

Alex Malliae’s Fantastic O Gauge Layout

EDITOR’S CORNER

What’s With This Social Media stuff?

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

A Family Legacy, The Misty Mountain Railroad
Remembering Charles Griffin

FEATURED ARTICLES

COVER STORY! – Check out the “JADA Lines”, Alex Malliae’s Fantastic O Gauge Layout
Also … A Day In The Life of Engine No. 45 by Al Judy

HOW TO

“Ear Protection” or How To Make a Corn Crib, by Daniel Kleine
Hiding Pesky Wires by John Rapacz

PRODUCT REVIEWS

OGR Associate Editor George Brown reviews:
3rd Rail’s B&O P7e 4-6-2
The new LionChief Plus GP7

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weaver Beer Reefer
TM Books Toy Train Review
WBB Bulkhead Flats
MTH N&W J
Korber Fire Tower
Miller Engineering sign

BACKSHOP

OGR Backshop Foreman Jim Barrett shows you how to make a Right-of-Way Clearance Gauge

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

OGR Associate Editor Ed Boyle tells the fascinating story of the Grandson and Grandfather – The Lionel B6 Switchers of 1939 and 1991.

HELPER ENGINE

George Brown shows off a few of his Train Show Trophies

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

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READER’S RAILS

Check out some great photos from OGR readers!
In this issue, you’ll see photos from:
Christopher Finch
Allan Anderson
Jorge Name
Len Vonderhaar
Mitchell Sahagiam

BOOKCASE

Toy Train Revue from TM Books and Videos

INSIDERS

Lionel opens North Carolina retail store

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COVER STORY

Ken Hoganson and his Two-Train 4 x 8 Empire

EDITOR’S CORNER

The Future Is Us

FEATURED ARTICLES

Ken Hoganson, Two Train Operations on a 4×8 layout
Scenic Harmony in Wurlitzer Gorge
“No Fear” Weathering With Chalk
Thomas Yorke shows a little Acrylic Reality

HOW TO

Greg Annett shows how to do a High-Rise Kitbash

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Lionel Neil Young Signature F3s
Bachmann On30 Whitcomb Diesel

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

NLOE Boxcar
Brummy Ballast
3rd Rail B&O P7 4-6-2
Henning’s Super Chuffer

BACKSHOP

Building a Layout – The Big Valley

BACKSHOP LETTERS

Jim Barrett answers several letters from readers with questions.

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Rarest of the Common
Two Desirable Lionel Accessories
The 3366 Circus Horse Car & 3672 Bosco Milk Car

HELPER ENGINE

TMCC Conventional Command

DEALER ROUNDHOUSE

OGR Dealers from all over the country

READER’S RAILS

Some great photos by Gary Figi, Len Vonderhaar, John Ochenas, Mike Guarraia and Bill Bramlage

RAIL TALES

A Brand-New Station for St. Thomas with Jacques Brouillette

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Skip Natoli’s Christmas layout

FEATURED ARTICLES

Holiday Special Feature– Tom Thurston 2-page Christmas card/photo
A Decade Journey of the Polar Express
John Rapacz, Porcelain Buildings for the Holidays and Beyond
Randy Bynum’s Northwestern Layout

PRODUCT REVIEWS

MTH/LCT Tinplate Starter Set
Williamd by Bachmann SD90 (NS Heritage)

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bachmann On30 WhitcombSwitcher
Millhouse River Transfer Table
American Made Steel Bridges Decking & Supports
Cal-Stewart LifeSavers Tank Car
Menards Army Tank on Flatcar
Millhouse River Indexing System
J&A Hobbies Graphics
Woodland Scenics Sully’s Bar
Harry Hieke Sawtooth Roof Factory

BACKSHOP

Foamcore: Your Layout Building Buddy

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Rarest of the Hell Gate Bridges

HELPER ENGINE

Backwoods Trains

READER’S RAILS

Some GREAT photos from:
Dan Raible
Ron Sholand
Jim DeVleeschouwer
Eliot Scher
George Donald

RAIL TALES

Tom Densel – The Railfans at 115 N. Main

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COVER STORY

A Tour of Eliot Scher’s Munoz Lines

FEATURED ARTICLES

John Sethian Builds BIG Trees for BIG Trains!
James Shaw’s Unique Layout
Sam Hopkins “ProtoPhotos” – A Diorama for Shooting Outdoor Photos

PRODUCT REVIEWS

MTH Streamlined PRR K4
Atlas O F3 Diesels
Bachmann On30 Scale 18′ Cars

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weaver paints
JT MegaSteam Lubrication Kit
Madison Poster
Bachmann On30 Passenger Car
LITTLE Tank Car
RSME Hopper
CTTA-Weaver TOFC

BACKSHOP

Building a Layout: A Removable River Gorge

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Tinplate Realism

HELPER ENGINE

A Command Dummy

READER’S RAILS

Interesting photos from Tom Masterson, Randy Bynum and Bill Teppenpaw

RAIL TALES

Matt Bushong, Life Around the Freight House