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Codys Office Episode Index

Season 3

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    HO scale tie gauge from ANE Model

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    HO scale Wisconsin & Southern 50-foot double-door boxcar from Athearn Trains

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    Twin Ports Time Machine Vol. 1 CD-ROM from Twin Ports Rail History

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    N scale Southern Pacific GS-4 4-8-4 steam locomotive from Kato USA

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    HO scale 72-foot deck plate girder bridge

  • Modeling Tip

    locomotive wheel cleaning technique

  • Viewer Mail
    How much do you need to thin acrylic paint for airbrushing?
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    Do bound volumes of Model Railroader contain advertising?
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    Where can you find suit case connectors? Any information on wiring lights on a model train layout?
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    Micro-Trains Line N scale heavyweight RPO and sleeper Villa Royal
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    Tangent Scale Models HO scale Great Northern PS-2CD 4740 covered hopper
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    Athearn Trains HO scale 89-foot F89-F Trailer Train flatcar
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    Kato USA N scale Amtrak Phase III F40PH diesel and two-car set: baggage and step-down coach
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    Atlas O USRA USRA double-sheathed Wabash boxcar in O scale
  • Modeling Tip
    Using an abrasive block from CeeJay Truckload Sales to clean sanding sticks and files
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    How do rotary couplers on coal hoppers work?
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    How can I get hardbound copies of Model Railroader magazine?
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    Where can I find a modeler's tip using silica sand, and what is your source for silica sand?
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    Walthers HO scale Pullman 36-seat heavyweight diner
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    Woodland Scenics HO scale Dewie's Dozer bulldozer and figure
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    Micro-Trains Line N scale 50-foot steel-side gondola with resin tank load
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    InterMountain Ry. HO scale EMD FT diesel
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    Atlas O EMD F3 diesel in O scale
  • Modeling Tip
    Using the Micro-Mark nibbler to make doors and windows in styrene structure models
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    What type of solder does David Popp use for N scale track ?
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    Merry Christmas Cody
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    Are bridges even placed at track grade or are they always level?
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    Tips for building contest-quality structures with Bob Mitchell DVD from FOS Scale Models
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    HO and N scale General Motors transit buses from Classic Metal Works
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    Woodland Scenics factory-assembled N scale Dansbury Depot
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    Athearn HO scale 50-foot PC&F welded boxcar with 10-foot door
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    101 Classic Toy Trains by Roger Carp from Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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    Proto 2000 from Walthers HO scale E8 A and B passenger locomotives with DCC and sound
  • Modeling Tip
    Using Woodland Scenics foam profile boards
  • Interviews
    Cody interviews Andy Sperandeo about his recently finished Atlas HO scale Alco S-2 project
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    When did the How to build a spraybooth article appear?
  • Special Show Theme
    Testing the ModelRailroader.com webcam
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    CeeJay Truck Load Sales sanding needles
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    How to paint a steam locomotive DVD by Jeff Johnston from Pictures & Words Productions
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    101 More Track Plans For Model Railroaders by Jeff Wilson from Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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    Atlas N scale Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive
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    Athearn Genesis HO scale SD70ACe with Tsunami SoundTraxx Digital Command Control decoder
  • Modeling Tip
    Tips for reinforcing large structures
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    Where to find Microscale Kristal Kleer
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    Where to find prototype dimensions for scratchbuilding freight cars
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    BCH International Minitrains HO scale narrow gauge train set
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    ExactRail HO scale Pacific Car & Foundry 6,033 cu. ft. Hy-Cube boxcar
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    Bluford Shops N scale New York Central 70-ton 3-bay hopper
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    MTH Electric Trains HO scale Digital Command Control (DCC)-ready EMD SD70ACe diesel locomotive
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    Walthers 2011 HO scale reference book
  • Modeling Tip
    Adding rust weathering effects using cosmetic makeup applicators and artists pastel sponges
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    Where to find 2" thick foam insulation board in hot climates
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    Magazine page displays on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy
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    The Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 4 from Kalmbach Books
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    HO scale rooftop sign kits from City Classics
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    Pullman Standard PS-2 2,600 cu. ft. hoppers in N scale from Athearn Trains
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    HO scale 1935 Milwaukee Road Hiawatha from Fox Valley Models
  • Modeling Tip
    Making a wire fence using Pro Line pole line from Pro Tech
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    Where to find Summit wheel masks for painting diesel locomotive and freight car wheels
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    Is the Kalmbach Co. parking lot finished?
  • Modeling Tip
    How to apply static grass with a Noch GrasMaster
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    Where can you find a track plan of the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy?
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    What is Turpenoid?
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    Eastern Seaboard Models N scale Magor/PC&F 40-foot insulated boxcars
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    Walthers HO scale Evans 4780 cu. ft. covered hopper
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    The N scale Architect brass fencing
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    Athearn Trains N scale 30,000-gallon ethanol tank cars
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    Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Paragon2 Baldwin Centipede diesel locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    Cody shows how to use oil paints to weather freight cars
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    Learn about the benchwork of the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy
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    Athearn Trains HO scale EMD SW1500 diesel switcher

  • Micro-Trains Line N scale Ringling Brothers converted 89-foot auto rack
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    Chooch Enterprises flexible stone walls
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    Tangent Scale Models HO scale Union Pacific H-100-10 Bethlehem quad hopper
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    MTH Electric Trains HO scale Little Joe electric locomotive
  • Interviews
    Editor Neil Besougloff interviews frequent Model Railroader contributor Pelle Soeborg.
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    Athearn N scale Husky Stack well cars

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    Micro-Trains Line N scale 28-1 parlor cars

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    Walthers HO scale Union Pacific ACF baggage-dormitory car

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    ExactRail HO scale Pullman-Standard waffle-sided boxcar

  • Modeling Tip
    Cody describes his favorite tip for making broken and cracked windows in a structure model.
  • Viewer Mail
    Cody answers viewer mail about the diesel roster of the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy.
  • Special Show Theme

    Highlights from the National Train Show 2010, part 2

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    Interviews with representatives from Walthers, Model Rectifier Corp., Kato USA, Atlas and Atlas O, ExactRail, Bachmann, and Athearn and also hear from executive editor Andy Sperandeo and frequent Model Railroader contributor Pelle Soeborg.
  • Special Show Theme

    Highlights from the National Train Show 2010, part 1

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    Interviews with representatives from Walthers, Model Rectifier Corp., Kato USA, Atlas and Atlas O, ExactRail, Bachmann, and Athearn and also hear from executive editor Andy Sperandeo and frequent Model Railroader contributor Pelle Soeborg.
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    The Artful Solderer book from Solder Buddy
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    HO scale ballast hoppers from Walthers

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    Athearn HO scale KCS de Mexico/Globe GP40-2 diesel
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    Kato N scale GG1 electric locomotive

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    ExactRail HO scale Evans 4780 covered hopper

  • Modeling Tip
    How to add a modern billboard to your layout
  • Viewer Mail
    Can we get a tour of David Popp's office?
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     Bachmann N scale flatcar with pipe load
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    S&R Models N scale Seaboard Airslide covered hopper
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    Blair Line N scale Sam's Roadhouse laser-cut structure kit
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    Athearn N scale LPG tank cars
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     Kato N scale SD70ACe "George H.W.Bush" UP no. 4141
  • Modeling Tip
    How to detail a depot parking lot
  • Special Feature
     Cody shows you some photos he took while attending the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Mid-Continent Region's 60th Anniversary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Viewer Mail
     Instead of a petri dish, use an old coffee can lid that is already black, so you don't have to paint it.
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    Micro Engineering O scale flextrack
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    Walthers HO scale American Car & Foundry 44-seat coach
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    Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale 10-1-2 Pullman sleeper
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    Athearn Genesis HO scale EMD GP15-1
  • Modeling Tip
    How to decal number boards for your locomotive models
  • Special Feature
    Cody interviews Senior Editor Jim Hediger who discusses the prototype of Kadee's HO scale 50 foot Pullman-Standard PS-1 with cushion underframe
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     I want your job!
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    How does the finished water scene look that was in the last episode's modeling tip?
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    Micro-Trains Line N scale Swift reefer and SP railroad police caboose
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    San Juan Car Co. On3 Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge passenger car trucks
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     American Model Builders HO stave silo kit
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    Athearn Trains HO scale LPG tank cars
  • Modeling Tip
    How to adding ripple and wave effects to the rivers and creeks on your layout
  • Special Feature
    Cody interviews Bob Keller of Classic Toy Trains who shows you the prefabricated custom benchwork from Mianne that the CTT crew is using for their project layout
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    Who's Mike the bodyguard?
  • Special Show Theme
    100th episode
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    Atlas Trainman HO short bulkhead flat car
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    American Model Builders HO wheelset masks
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    ExactRail HO Pullman-Standard waffle-side boxcar
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    Broadway Limited Imports Paragon2 HO scale I1sa 2-10-0
  • Special Feature
    Interview with Model Railroader Contributing Editor Tony Koester and see photos of his Nickel Plate Road layout
  • Modeling Tip
    Techniques for painting rock castings on a layout
  • Viewer Mail
    Can you send a shout-out to Charlotte and Wilson?
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    What does Cody's basement look like for his own model railroad layout?
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    American Model Builders HO scale Great Northern transfer caboose kit
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     ExactRail HO scale CP Rail 65-foot gondola
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     Micro-Trains Line N scale Pennsylvania RR boxcar and Koppers tank car
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     Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Paragon2 SD40-2 diesel locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    How to brace your styrene structures models and shows different types of scenery cement
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    What are some different adhesives and wetting agents used for adding scenery to your layout?
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    Walthers HO scale Stuckey's Pecans structure kit
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    Micro-Trains Line N scale CB&Q gold boxcar with load
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    Rapido Trains HO scale Canadian Pacific wide-cupola caboose
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    Woodland Scenics HO scale firehouse
  • Modeling Tip
    How to ballast turnouts
  • Viewer Mail
    Are there different paint schemes for the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy?
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    Adair Shops body HO scale bridges
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    BLMA models N scale PS-2CD covered hopper
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     ExactRail HO scale Evans 4780 covered hopper
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    Bachmann Trains N scale H-4 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    Tips for painting Sculptamold and adding ground cover
  • Special Show Theme
    Behind-the-scenes look at a Model Railroader cover shoot
  • Viewer Mail
    Can you use metal studs to build benchwork?
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    Adair Shops body-mounted coupler kits for Athearn HO passenger cars 
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    Solderbuddy VersaVice and accessories
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    Walthers HO Skytop Lounge and Super Dome for excursion service
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    Atlas O O scale Trinity covered hopper
  • Modeling Tip
    Managing Editor David Popp shows how to install track feeder wires
  • Viewer Mail
    How do you use colored pencils to simulate mortar on brick structures.
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    Summit Models HO scale Security Finance modern building kit
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    Roundhouse Models HO scale 40-foot wood-sided reefer 
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     Atlas N scale Thrall 2,743-cubic-foot-capacity gondola
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    Walthers HO scale Amtrak/Caltrans Pacific Surfliner passenger cars
  • Modeling Tip
    Painting Sculptamold as well as adding ground cover
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    Who's the girl in the "Dr. Railroader's Magic Elixir" commercial?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's the difference between 70% and 91% Isopropyl Alcohol?
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    Broadway Limited Imports HO scale 1929 sedan track inspection car 
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    Walthers HO scale Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range caboose
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     DCC decoders for Kato F3A/F7A and F40PH diesels from Train Control Systems
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    Sunset Models HO scale Z-6 Challenger steam locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    How to clean make realistic rock outcroppings on your layout
  • Viewer Mail
    Where and why were EMD FP45s used on the Milwaukee Road?
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    Athearn Trains HO Pullman Standard 54-foot covered hopper
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    Walthers HO Milwaukee Road rib-side caboose
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    DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 2  from Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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    Atlas N scale GP35 Phase 1b diesel
  • Modeling Tip
    How to clean locomotive wheelsets
  • Viewer Mail
    Can you show how to model four seasons on one layout?
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    Atlas Trainman HO scale aluminum coal gondola 
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    Walthers HO scale Pullman Standard double bedroom sleeper
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    Athearn N scale 65'-6" mill gondola
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    Bachmann HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel diesel locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    How to maintain and use needle files
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    Can you mention my name "Windle Jayroe" in one of your episodes?
  • Viewer Mail
    Have you thought of doing a layout tour based on either the MR&T or some of the staff's home layouts?
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    Walthers HO scale Ethanol fermentation tanks 
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    Atlas HO scale 20-foot high-cube trash containers
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    Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale 50-foot boxcar, 40-foot boxcar, and 33-foot hopper
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    Athearn HO scale SD40 diesel locomotive
  • Modeling Tip
    How to use a National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) gauge can help you keep your rolling stock wheels in gauge
  • Viewer Mail
     Can Mod Podge gloss and matte be used instead of matte medium?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's the formula for matte medium for scenery?
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