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MR Quick Tips videos

Model Railroader associate editor Steve Otte shares his favorite modeling tricks in these short video clips. Watch the MR Quick Tips video series!

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Video: Building a trestle over a dry wash on the Eagle Mountain RRSubscriber Access Only
Learn about building this scene on the Model Railroader staff's 2016 project model train layout
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Video: Animate structures using microcontrollers
An Arduino microcontroller adds lights, sound, and animation to this HO scale structure
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Video: A scenery base for the HO scale Eagle Mountain RRSubscriber Access Only
Get an overview of the cardboard strip and plaster gauze scenery base used on the Model Railroader staff's HO scale project layout
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Project plans: Steam era interlocking tower
Get scale drawings of this trackside structure that once stood along the Lehigh Valley RR
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Project plans: Build a railroad beam bridge
Download the scale drawings for this common model railroad structure
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Project plans: Build a crossing guard's shanty
Get the plans for this easy-to-build structure featured in the February 2012 Model Railroader
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Video: Track and wiring for the HO scale Eagle Mountain RRSubscriber Access Only
Learn about transferring a track plan to benchwork tabletop, types of roadbed, tracklaying, and wiring the model railroad
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Video: Benchwork for the Eagle Mountain RRSubscriber Access Only
Associate editor Eric White shows you highlights of building benchwork for the Model Railroader staff's HO scale Eagle Mountain RR project layout
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Video: The Model Railroader staff's Eagle Mountain RR
Take a tour of the Model Railroader staff's 4 x 6-foot HO scale project model train layout
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Ask MR bonus: Waybills and operating forms
Download copies of waybills and non-revenue equipment for model railroad operating sessions
Baltimore harbor District
HO scale Baltimore Harbor District
Download this track plan from Model Railroader
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Lehigh Valley RR Bloomsbury, N.J., depot drawings
An online extra from the October 2015 Model Railroader
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Repairing older N scale handrails
Read the N Scale Insight column from the November 2015 Model Railroader
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Accessible 3-D printing for model railroaders
Learn about 3-D printing software and services for making custom model trains and other model railroading applications
Pelle Soeborg freight car weathering tips
Realistic weathering tips for freight car models
Tips for weathering freight car roofs and empty gondola model train cars
Bridgeplans
Arch through-truss bridge model assembly diagram
Get this online extra from the June 2015 Model Railroader
Learn how to model utility poles and wires
How to model realistic utility poles and wiresSubscriber Access Only
How to model electric phone, and cable lines on model railroad scenery
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Model Railroader's guide to freight car trucks
Make your model freight trains more realistic
Expert Tips Videos
Find how-to video segments on airbrushing, weathering, scenery, and more!
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Check out the latest Step By Step column in Model Railroader magazine to learn how the MR staff built this 4 x 6-foot HO scale model railroad. Take a video tour of the Eagle Mountain RR!
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Learn the fundamentals of Model Railroading

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