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Dan Bigda’s 2-rail O-Scale Layout

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Dan Bigda’s 2-rail O-Scale Layout
Jacques Brouillette
The Quebec Exporail Museum Display Layout
Bob Shaw’s 3-rail Layout
Daniel Raible’s Micro-Layout
Hal Maury’s Engine Servicing Facility
A Return Trip Ticket with John Ciccarelli

HOW TO

Bill Bramlage shows you how to build a boulevard

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Building a layout part 3 – Making Clouds

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Lionel and Flyer Switch Towers Compared & Contrasted

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Scrap or Prize?

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Narrow Gauge Down Under

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Eliot Scher– Big Momma’s BBQ

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Bill Bramlage and the Scale Police!

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Bill Miller’s Christmas layout

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THREE Great layouts in this issue!
Brian Vaill’s Christmas in the City layout
Bill Miller’s Christmas layout
David Smith and his Storable Layout
In the Observation Car, Bill Bramlage shows us
his whimsical portrayal of the “Scale Police”

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Alex Muller Builds the John Galt Research Center
Peter Riddle, Maximum Action/Minimum Space

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Eliot Scher – “Hide & Peek”
Hiding lighting in an open power plant

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The Lionel Legacy H7 2-8-8-2
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Bachmann E-Z Streets Auto
TCA Metro. Div. TOFC
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Building A New Layout: Part 2 – Making Beautiful Backdrops

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Lionel’s Modern Hell Gate Bridge

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Vehicle Trains

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Jay Brown – Metrolink’s Holiday Train

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Photos from…
Ken Schaumberger
Jeff Filipek
Jim Steed
Jerry Thomas
Daniel Gura
Bob Harris
Gary Noel

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Santa Fe Streamliners on Vernon Harts layout

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Peter Riddle – The Right Look
Alex Muller – Building the John Galt Research Center
Rich Tyra’s layout
Eliot Scher – Walking the Planks
Jim Policastro – The Theft at Crystal Point
TrainWorx/Lionel at Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway meeting

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Bob Rello shows you how to install a tender backup light

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So You Wanna Build a Layout?

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Lionel 50th Anniversary UP Set: The Original and Postwar Inspired

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The Traditional Techie – Williams by Bachmann Operating Cars w/ Remote

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Photos from:
Jim Steed
Sam Hopkins
Bob Terpak
Chris Finch
Hal Maury

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Lionel’s new RailChief

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A “Happy Halloween” shot from the OGR staff!

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Nick Thill’s micro-layout

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LCCA/Lionel Red Carpet Event
Nick Thill’s micro-layout
Ed Montagnino’s Pizza Layout
Roy James Drea, City Layout
Tom Gilsdorf – An O Gauge Timesaver
Tom Densel- Derailment on the Main Line!

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Dan Kleine – Train in a Tube

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RMT GG1s and cabooses

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The Ross Custom Switches Story – Part 2

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Safe Haven for the Lionel Archives

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Chopped AC

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Jim McIntosh – A True Empire Builder!

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Quick and Easy Catenary by Don McCuaig
Randy Bynum’s Narrow Gauge Picture Postcard
Steve Phetterplace and the Haunted Power Station

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Eliot Scher Paves The Road to Munoz Station

OPERATIONS

The “Empty-Load Trick” by Rich Melvin

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Lionel ZW-L Part 2 – Operational Follow-up

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SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE!

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The Ross Custom Switches Story – Part 1

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The LCCA’s NYC tinplate set

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Rare as Dirt

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Photos from:
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Len Pilhofer
Bob Shaw
Alex Malliae
Mike Bennette

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Hugh Earnhart’s layout

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Linda Quick’s Red Pine River Railroad
Terry Terrance
Build Low-Cost Resistance Soldering Unit
Mike Schrier’s layout
Alex Muller – Rebecca’s Story
Bob Rello – Add a tender backup light

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A Good Use for a

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Jim Barrett shows you the basics of soldering

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Flyer Whistling Billboards

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Beep, Beep!

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Photos from:
Michael Luczak – Robert Hirning – Glenn Fresch – Michael Paynter

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O Gauge Ultra-Realism by Norm Charbonneau

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Steel Town–Part 3 (operations)
John Penca, Jr. layout
The Youngstown, Ohio War Museum layout

HOW TO

Bill Bramlage Builds a Massive Power Plant

HERE’S AN IDEA

Don McCuaig show how to get

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Miller Engineering Billboards
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Trainpaper-Lionel Annual Reports and Lionel Prewar Advance Catalogs
TM Hi-Rail-4 DVD
Die-Cast Direct Taxi
Woodland Scenics Gift Certificates

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Connecting Scenes on Your Layout

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

Lionel’s Electronic Set

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Publishing Dynamics

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Matt Bushong: Grand Opening of McCuaig’s Maui Lounge

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Paul Lally’s 3-Rail Layout

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Steel Town–Part 2, Scenery & Accessories (Peter Riddle)
Bill Bramlage Builds a Lift Bridge
The LCCA/Lionel Modular Initiative
The Rocks at Pinnacle Peaks by Jim Policastro
Baby Madison Cars

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Jim Policastro – Making Rocks

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WBB Operating Boxcar
LITTLE flatcar with Navy airplane
Bachmann On30 Billboard Reefer
TM Books Tinplate Legends DVD
R. Bishop Model Crafters military flatcar
St. Charles Modelworks gondola loads

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Got People?

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Descendants of an Idol
The Lionel 700E Hudson and the new Vision Line Hudson

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Retro Toy

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Special display treatments by:
Mark Savage
Don McCuaig
Steve Nelson
John S.
Don Klose
Joseph Cassiday, Jr.

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Build a Small Layout with a BIG Theme

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NKP 765 on Horseshoe Curve

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Steve Olsen’s Holiday Layout
Peter Riddle, Build a Steel Town layout (Part 1)
Jim Policastro, the Mohawk Valley shop layout
Lionel Customer Service Center Open House

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Baby Madison Fixes
Servicing Lionel Prewar Locomotives

HERE’S AN IDEA

Bill Bramlage builds HO Scale City Scenic Panels

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High Voltage Trains/Low Voltage Lighting

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Easy GG1 Upgrade

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Retro Toys

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Jay Brown – The CP Rail Holiday Train

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Christmas photos from:
Lisa Salati John Busch
Ed Montagnino
Steve Anereggen

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Jim Teeple’s 3-Rail Layout honors small-town America

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Eliot Scher builds a curved grade crossing
Bobby Daniels seasonal layout
Jerry Mickey’s layout
Steve Phetterplace – The train-truck-pumpkin mishap

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Alan Arnold builds an oil tank using a Christmas tree ornament
Peter Riddle shows you how to service Lionel Prewar locomotives

HERE’S AN IDEA

David Smith shows how to set up remote control for O27 manual switches

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Two Pennsylvania Railroad products 3rd Rail PRR E7s (5-stripe)
MTH PRR starter set

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Darstaed Locomotive and Vans
Menards Garden Center
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25 more favorite Backshop articles with Jim Barrett

COLLECTOR’S GALLERY

The Great Leap Backward – The Lionel “Button Box”

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On my way to the Forum

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Norfolk Southern Heritage units at Spencer Shops
photos by Larry Harrington

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Great photos from
Bill Bramlage
Mike Caruso
Jerry Zaret
Dante Marinari
John Penca, Jr.