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Freight car weathering techniques

Modeler Bob Rivard describes how he used a prototype photo as inspiration for weathering this HO scale 50-foot boxcar. Read the article.

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Add a valance and dust cover
Easy-to-hang panels and plastic curtains frame viewpoints and keep layouts clean
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Bath & Hammondsport RR enginehouse plans
An online extra from the June 2012 Model Railroader
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Quick and easy Flextrack
All-purpose adhesive caulk and topper tape are used to lay track.
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Adding DCC power districts for optimal operation
Tips and advice for routing track power on a DCC layout
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Add wear and tear to a steel gondola
They don't look new for long
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Helper communication in the steam locomotive era

Learn how helper engineers communicated to synchronize their speed with the lead locomotive and what happened when the lead engine had to change speeds

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A modeler's guide to USRA locomotives
See listings of United States Railway Administration locomotives by type and railroad, and of mass-produced USRA locomotive models from N to G scales
Expert Tips Videos
Find how-to video segments on airbrushing, weathering, scenery, and more!
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