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Codys Office Episode Index

Season 1

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    Athearn HO scale FMC 4,700-square-foot covered hopper
  • Modeling Tip
    DCC and momentum effects
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    Walthers HO scale 65-foot mill gondola
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    N Scale Architect N scale Cranston Station wood kit
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    Turn signal colors
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     HO and N scale Ford F-700 fuel trucks from Classic Metal Works
  • Modeling Tip
    Tinting turn signals and taillights
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    Done in a Day from Kalmbach books
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     HO scale GP15-1 from Walthers
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     Looking for cork
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     HO Ford F-850 cement truck from Athearn
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     HO Milwaukee Road E7 A-A
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    Pullman-Standard Super Dome from Walthers
  • Special Feature
    David's N Scale New York, New Haven & Hartford layout
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    How did you decide to work at Model Railroader?
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    N scale Fruehauf Z-van trailers from Athearn

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    HO Great Northern plywood panel boxcar from InterMountain

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    HO Pullman NYC 4-4-2 sleeper from Walthers

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    Video Tour of the WSOR

  • Modeling Tip

    Painting rails with Floquil paint pens

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    HO scale trestle kit from Black Bear Construction Co.

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    N scale Pullman 10-6 sleeper

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    HO scale RailAmerica GP40X from Athearn


  • Dave Swanson, Show Chairman for WGH on Tour

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    Where to purchase the reamers featured on the last episode?

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    Athearn HO Model A automobiles

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    Atlas HO high-hood Alco C-420 diesel

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    Micro-Trains N scale troop sleeper

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    Looking for an SW9 switcher

  • Modeling Tip

    Opening handrail holes with reamers

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    HO scale Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks from River PointStation

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    HO scale 20,9000-gallon tank car from Athearn

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    HO scale GMDD wide cab kit from Railflyer Model Prototypes

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    Holiday episode response

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    Filling corner seams with styrene rod

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    Walthers HO Trainline Way Freight train set
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    Atlas N scale Trainman train set
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    Piko G scale train set
  • Special Show Theme
    It's a Model Railroader's Life - Special Holiday edition
  • Modeling Tip
    Rust on freight cars w/powdered pastels
  • Viewer Mail
    Keep the beard
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    Trainworx N scale 100-ton quad hoppers

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    Tangent HO scale covered hoppers

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    San Juan On3 Denver & Rio Grande Western caboose

  • Viewer Mail

    Clean up your desktop

  • Modeling Tip

    Future Floor Finish

  • Interviews
    Aaron Skinner, Fine Scale Modeler associate editor
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    Broadway Limited Imports HO UP class TTT 2-10-2

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    G-S Hypo Cement

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    Athearn HO 53-foot trailers

  • Modeling Tip

    Painting freight cars bright colors

  • Viewer Mail

    How many takes to get a finished product?

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    Surface detail transfers from Archer Fine Transfers

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    Building a Ready-to-Run Model Railroad from Kalmbach Books

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    Sunset Models HO Southern Pacific 2-6-0 Moguls


  • Cody's Office Special: A Tour of Lake County Model Railroad; Wauconda, Illinois
  • Interviews

    Jim Schlader, Club President

  • Special Show Theme

    Classic Cody's Office

  • Interviews
    Andy Sperandeo, GMR editor; Bob Keller, CTT; Mike Polsgrove, DCC Corner columnist; Jim Hediger, Senior Editor of MR; John Tews, Executive Director of Trainfest; Mark Dorow, Wiz Kidz Z scale club;
    T.J. Howell, T.J Howell Entertainment; Ken Silvestri, Broadway Limited Imports; Dave Rickaby, Wisconsin & Michigan Model RR Club Carl Lantz, Northwest Traction Group
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    Summit USA HO Jack in the Box kit

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    Athearn HO Ford C fire truck

  • Modeling Tip

    Flowerpot toppers for scenery work

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    Wisconsin License Plate

  • Special Show Theme

    Outdoors Office (with the short appearance of Tony Koester)

  • Interviews
    Hal Miller, Editor of Model Retailer; Tim Wickerham, Sales Representative for Walthers; Bill Giacci, President of Classic Metal Works; Doug Blaine, VP of Marketing for Bachmann Industries; Jarrett Haedrich, Atlas Model Railroad Co.; Eric Smith, President of Micro-Trains
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    Micro-Trains Z scale gas station

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    Broadway Limited Imports BlueLine USRA light Mikado 2-8-2

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    Bachmann 175th anniversary boxcars in HO, On2 1/2, and G scales

  • Modeling Tip

    Peel-and-stick roofing

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    Scale speedometer by Marklin used in Product Reviews

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    HO Iron Horse Express starter set

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    Broadway Limited Imports BlueLine USRA light Mikado 2-8-2

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    MTH HO L-4B New York Central Mohawk

  • Modeling Tip

    Gluing and bracing wood kits

  • Viewer Mail

    Type of carpet that was installed at Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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    Athearn N scale F45 and FP45 diesels

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    Atlas HO scale Thrall gondola

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    Kato HO scale Maxi-Stack IV

  • Modeling Tip

    Preparing plastic for painting

  • Viewer Mail

    Kent Johnson explains CTT's Cascade & Timbertrail Railway for a viewer interested in an O gauge project railroad

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    N scale Kato GG1

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    HO scale Atlas GP7

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    Walthers 2009 Reference Book

  • Modeling Tip

    Installing carpet tiles in a layout room

  • Viewer Mail

    Explains why MR's cover date appears one month before it's published

  • Interviews

    Paul Daniel (Circulation Dept.) to explain cover dates

  • Special Show Theme

    Carpet Renovation Special

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    N scale 40-foot woodchip gondola from Micro-Trains

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    N scale 40-foot woodchip gondola from Micro-Trains

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    HO scale L-3a New York Central Mohawk 4-8-2 from MTH Electric Trains

  • Modeling Tip

    Grass-master small area applicator (also bonus product)

  • Viewer Mail

    Telescope at Kalmbach (featured in the closing credits of Cody's Office)

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    Proto 2000 by Walthers HO scale H10-44 diesel switcher

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    Athearn locomotives and rolling stock commemorating MR's 75th anniversary

  • Modeling Tip

    Adjusting DCC configuration variables

  • Viewer Mail

    Telescope at Kalmbach (featured in the closing credits of Cody's Office)


  • Behind the Scenes of Cody's Office

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    Rapido HO TurboTrain

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    Custom Signals O scale grade-crossing flashers

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    The Art of Model Railroading 2009 Calendar from Kalmbach Books

  • Modeling Tip

    Marking lines bleed-free

  • Viewer Mail

    Unusual things in Cody's Office: Red Owl grocery box; iHobby squishy car; post-car license plate collection; HO scale gondola; Special Op Cody action figure

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    Kadee HO scale PS-1 with operating cushion underframe

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    SoundTraxx diesel sound decoder

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    Kato HO GE C44-9W diesel

  • Modeling Tip

    Easy right-angled corners

  • Viewer Mail

    Train spotting sites near Kalmbach: Duplainville, Wis.; Clyman Junction, Wis.; Sturtevant, Wis.; Janesville, Wis.; Horicon, Wis.; Rochelle, Ill.

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    Zimo MX31ZL DCC

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    HO scale 40-foot exterior-post trailers from Athearn

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    McHenry's N scale magnetic knuckle couplers

  • Modeling Tip

    Easy right-angled corners

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Modeling Projects: trim film and decal numbers to patch out cars; railroad quiet zone; modeling a wooded grove on the MR&T

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    HO and O scale retaining walls from Chooch Enterprises

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    Tangent's HO scale PS-2CD covered hopper

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    Preiser's HO painted figure sets

  • Modeling Tip

    Easy road stripes

  • Viewer Mail

    Shows photos of NMRA Convention in Anaheim, CA

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    Athearn HO scale Z-van trailer

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    Kato HO scale Maxi-Stack IV well car

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    Atlas O F2 diesel

  • Modeling Tip

    Adjusting coupler trip pins

  • Viewer Mail

    Information on the National Train Show in Anaheim, CA

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    LED-equipped tweezers from Tool-light

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    HO scale barn from Noch

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    Atlas' N scale offset hopper

  • Modeling Tip

    Scaling prototype photographs

  • Viewer Mail

    Cabinet's behind Cody's desk house paint diagrams

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    Atlas' N scale C-420 diesel

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    Athearn's HO taxi cab

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    Rapido Trains' HO 73-foot baggage/express car

  • Modeling Tip

    Painting plastic handrails using RC car paint

  • Viewer Mail

    Jim Hediger explains railroads that painted locomotives in a bicentennial scheme (featured in Trains magazine July 1976/March 2005)

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    Burlington Northern's HO scale SD40-2

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    Summit USA's HO scale Lowe's background building

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    Bachmann's SceneScapes trees

  • Modeling Tip

    Using clear parts glue for making windows

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Neighborhood and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

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    HO scale FM10-44 diesel switcher from Walthers

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    Peco's On2 1/2 turntable kit

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    Atlas' HO scale covered hopper

  • Modeling Tip

    Improving the roll of your truck with a truck tuner

  • Viewer Mail

    Progressive Rail Caboose

  • Special Show Theme

    Cody's Neighborhood

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    Atlas' HO scale covered hopper

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    scale architect's Z scale trees

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    Athearn's HO scale spine car

  • Modeling Tip

    Movable switch stand targets

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Minnesota Twins Hat

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    Broadway Limited Imports HO scale BlueLine F7 diesel

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    Atlas' N scale GP30

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    Atlas O's O scale icing platform and icehouse kits

  • Modeling Tip

    Sprue Nippers

  • Viewer Mail

    Jim Hediger talks about the Casey Jones artifact outside of the David P. Morgan Memorial Library

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    IHC HO scale Mikado steam locomotive

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    Rapido's HO scale telephone poles

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    MTH"s HO scale GS-4 Daylighter

  • Modeling Tip

    CA Accelerant

  • Viewer Mail

    David P. Morgan Memorial Library

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    Model Rectifier Corp.'s drop-in sound decorder

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    Athearn's HO scale grain truck

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    Kato's N scale SD40-2

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    Maxi-stack IV well cars

  • Modeling Tip

    Working with prairie tufts

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody talks about attending the Thousand Lakes Region Convention

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    Athearn's Genesis HO scale EMD SD60 diesel

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    Con-Cor Oregon Trail add-on car for the company's HO scale M10000

  • Modeling Tip

    Two brick structure tips: Mortar joints; Ivy covered walls

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's bottle of honey

  • Special Show Theme

    Dana sits in for Cody while he is in Duluth

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    Atlas O PRR position light signal

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    Walthers HO scale Milwaukee Station and train shed

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    Bachmann On2 1/2 outside-fram 4-4-0 American steam locomotive

  • Modeling Tip

    Working with dry transfers

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Mom sends him a plant; a viewer asks about the photo on Cody's wall that was taken in Minong, ND

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    Micro-Trains N scale three-dome tank car

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    DCC- and sound-equipped HO scale Athearn F45

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    Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 3
    Interviews: Jeff Wilson author of Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 3
  • Modeling Tip

    Removing unwanted details

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Steak & Shake hat

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    Atlas O 55-ton panel-side hopper

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    Proto 2000 HO scale GP9 from Walthers

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    Model Railroader special issue How to Build Realistic Layouts 4: Trackside town and city scenery
  • Modeling Tip

    Casting Plaster Rocks

  • Viewer Mail

    Tour of Quad Graphics

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    Atlas O MP15DC

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    Athearn HO scale SD45

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    Model Railroader's Guide to Logging Railroads

  • Modeling Tip

    Protecting fascia of layout during scenery work using Scotch Glue Painters tape with film

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's Favorite TV Celebrity: Johnny Carson

  • Special Show Theme

    The Amazing Codiac

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    Con-Cor HO scale M-10000 streamliner

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    InterMountain N scale SD45-2

  • Modeling Tip

    Fixing plastic handrails with Loctite Super Glue

  • Viewer Mail

    Banana's in Cody's Office

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    Atlas HO scale ACF covered hopper

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    Etched-metail detail parts from Walthers
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    Bachmann DCC-equipped HO scale Peter Witt streetcar

  • Modeling Tip

    Making India Ink Wash

  • Viewer Mail

    John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid #34 in Andy's Office

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    Factory Direct Trains HO scale Trackmobile

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    Walthers HO scale ribbed-side Milwaukee Road cabooses

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    Mid-size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts

  • Modeling Tip

    Cutting Masking Tape

  • Viewer Mail

    Cody's RR - Minnesota Northern

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    Bachmann Dynamis DCC system

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    Kato HO scale SD40-2

  • Modeling Tip

    Ballasting turnouts

  • Viewer Mail

    Shop tour

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    Deluxe Innovation N scale well cars

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    Walthers HO scale Flexi-van


  • Removing printed road numbers

  • Viewer Mail

    New office/old office

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    Kato N scale SP Daylight set

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    Digitrax P125 decoders

  • Modeling Tip

    Using the nibbler

  • Viewer Mail

    Get rid of the black mat, View from the windows

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    Con-Cor HO scale Aerotrain

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    American Limited Models HO scale sand tower and fueling cranes

  • Modeling Tip

    Woodland Scenics Accent Glue to install clear window glazing

  • Viewer Mail

    Model Railroader bound volume 1

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    Atlas N thrall hopper

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    Walthers Hiawatha coach

  • Modeling Tip

    Vertical joints

  • Viewer Mail

    Stress ball

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    Bachmann G scale K27

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    Athearn HO scale pink boxcar

  • Modeling Tip

    Score and snap styrene cutting

  • Viewer Mail

    Red Owl

Layout Projects

Layout Projects

Tips and techniques for any layout

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