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Build a mechanical interlocking

Check out this vintage Model Railroader article series from 1961 and learn how to build a working model of an interlocking plant. Read the articles.

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Build the 3 x 7 Red Oak layout online extras
Check out all the extras to get the complete Red Oak experience

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Operate turnouts with servo motors
Radio control components make an inexpensive alternative
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John Armstrong's Aksarben Road audio recordings and online extras
Listen to the original 1981 John Armstrong audio recording and see his maps and track diagram from the Aksarben Road O scale layout
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From grass mat to weed patch
Use long grass fiber mats to add overgrown areas to your layout
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Do you know where your boxcar is?
Read the 1999 Trains article about Automatic Equipment Identification
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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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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
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