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Codys Office Episode Index

Season 4

  • Special Show Theme
    Cody Grivno tours the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train in downtown Milwaukee
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    Reproduction Virginian Ry. uniform buttons from Transquip Co

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    HO scale assembled Community Church from Woodland Scenics

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    Building a Model Railroad Step By Step (2nd edition) by David Popp from Kalmbach Books
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    Z scale 40-foot wood reefers from Micro-Trains Line Co

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    Cloth Shell Scenery by Gregg Condon from Marshlake Productions
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    HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe GP7 from Athearn Trains

  • Modeling Tip
    How to measure a grade on a model railroad
  • Viewer Mail
    What are some resources for finding out how to switch a model train layout from direct-current (DC) to Digital Command Control (DCC) operation?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's the best adhesive to use for acetal plastic (sometimes referred to as slippery engineering plastic)
  • Viewer Mail
    Who makes the commuter cars that are used on the Model Railroader club layout, the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy? Do these cars have diaphragms? How well do they operate in push-pull trains?
  • Viewer Mail
    After you paint model railroad track how do you clean the rails to ensure good electrical contact?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can a model railroader find engineer and fireman figures for locomotive models?
  • Viewer Mail
    In model railroad terms, what is meant by a 3 or 5 percent grade and how can this be converted into an angle?
  • Product

    HO scale Security Finance HO scale structure kit from Summit Customcuts

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    HO scale line shack and passenger shelter wood kits from Micro-Trains Line

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    N scale Grand Junction Depot assembled model from Wm. K. Walthers

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    HO scale Main Street Cafe structure kit from City Classics

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    HO scale Virginian Ry. standard tool house wood kit from State Tool & Die Co.

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    O scale Harrison's Hardware assembled model from Woodland Scenics

  • Modeling Tip
    Useful clamps and adhesives for building structure kits for your model railroad
  • Viewer Mail
    Where did Cody get the decals for the number boards on the Virginian Ry. 0-8-0?
  • Viewer Mail
    Do you have any tips for removing dust from the fine details of locomotive and rolling stock models?
  • Viewer Mail
    What model trains did Cody get for Christmas?
  • Viewer Mail
    How steep is the grade that the boxcar runs down during the show's opening?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's the best way to remove the D-shaped ties at the ends of sectional track? How can I make this type of model railroad track look more realistic?
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    Slim the Cowboy etched-brass detail in HO scale from Great Lakes Models

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    Pullman Standard paired-window coach in N scale from Micro-Trains Line

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    Canstock boxcar in HO scale from Spring Mills Depot

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    Montreal Locomotive Works C-630M diesel in HO with SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder from Bowser Trains

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    40-foot steel reefer kit in HO from Accurail

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    Modeling the Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR by R. Brooks Stover from Elk River Enterprises
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    Model Railroader 75-year collection DVD-ROM set from Kalmbach Publishing Co.
  • Modeling Tip
    What's inside a model railroader's basic tool box
  • Viewer Mail
    Is there a water-based equivalent to Testor's Dullcote?
  • Viewer Mail
    Who makes the HO scale Ciment Quebec covered hopper featured on the previous regular episode?
  • Viewer Mail
    Positive feedback from viewers about the Amtrak 40th anniversary special, and Cody's story about first coming to interview at Kalmbach on the Amtrak Empire Builder
  • Viewer Mail
    Is the Amtrak book shown in episode 137 available through Kalmbach?
  • Viewer Mail
    Question about the Model Railroader 75-year collection on DVD-ROM video demo
  • Viewer Mail
    In episode 137 what was the building next to the construction site at the Walthers iHobby booth?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can I find information on the Long Island Railroad?
  • Special Show Theme
    Highlights from Trainfest 2011
  • Special Show Theme
    iHobby Expo 2011 part 2

  • Special Show Theme
    iHobby Expo 2011 part 1
  • Product

    Grass Tech USA static grass applicator

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    Athearn Trains N scale GATC 2,600 cu.ft. paired covered hoppers

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    Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 53-foot CIMC containers

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    Noch GmbH HO scale animated falling fir tree

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    Athearn Trains HO scale Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division F7 A/B set

  • Modeling Tip
    How to seal powdered pastels for your model railroad weathering projects
  • Viewer Mail
    Do the Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer decals from the last show come in N scale?
  • Viewer Mail
    The Athearn Genesis HO scale GP7 features a SoundTraxx Digital Command Control decoder (Cody accidentally stated that the model had a Digitax DCC decoder in the last show)
  • Viewer Mail
    Does MR&T also stand for Model Railroader and Trains?
  • Viewer Mail
    How long does it take to film an episode of Cody's Office?
  • Viewer Mail
    Why do some modern freight cars have blue rotating bearing caps?
  • Viewer Mail
    How did the Model Railroader staff make the decals for the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T) HO scale model train layout?
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    Tahoe Model Works, HO scale 5-foot wheelbase arch bar trucks

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    Tangent Scale Models HO scale Bethlehem Quad Hopper

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    Twin Ports History Inc. HO scale Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer decal sets

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    Eastern Seaboard Models N scale 40-foot insulated ventilated boxcar,

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    Athearn Trains Genesis HO scale Pennsylvania RR EMD GP7 with SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Command Control (DCC) sound decoder

  • Modeling Tip
    Athearn coupler box screws

  • Viewer Mail
    Looking for ideas for installing a motorized turntable
  • Viewer Mail
    Was the HO scale ex-Milwaukee Road switcher that Cody weathered inspired by the prototype photo taken by Model Railroader graphic artist Drew Halverson?
  • Viewer Mail
    Do you know where I can find information on adding an ethanol plant and paper mill?
  • Viewer Mail
    What are the antennas on top of Pennsylvania RR locomotives used for?
  • Viewer Mail
    Is the Model Railroader HO scale club layout, the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy, based on a real railroad?
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    Bachmann Trains N scale USRA light 2-10-2 steam locomotive

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    Twin Ports History Inc. Twin Ports Time Machine Vol. 2 photos on CD-ROM

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    Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Superior Paper Kraft mill kit

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    Micro-Trains Line N scale heavyweight 3-2 observation cars

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    Athearn Trains HO scale Burlington Northern EMD GP15-1 with Digital Command Control (DCC) sound

  • Modeling Tip
    Benchwork building tip: How to make straight cuts using a jigsaw
  • Special Feature
    Flag Coal Co. no. 75, an 0-4-0T steam locomotive, visits the Kalmbach Co. Offices. Cody interviews one of the locomotive's owners, John Gramling of the Gramling Locomotive Works.
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    MTH Electric Trains HO scale USRA 55-ton hopper

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    NCE Cab-06 Digital Command Control (DCC) throttle

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    Athearn Trains HO scale GATC 2,000 cu. ft. Airslide hopper set

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    Micro-Trains Line N scale 50 ft. Pullmann Standard plug door boxcars

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    Bowser HO scale Alco C-630 diesel with SoundTraxx DCC sound

  • Special Feature
    See and hear the SoundTraxx Digital Command Control (DCC) equipped Bowser HO scale Alco C-630 run on our model train layout.
  • Modeling Tip
    An overview of modeling adhesives, cements, and glues
  • Modeling Tip
    Tips for adding bracing to structure models
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can we find out more about the commuter and Amtrak trains that run on the HO scale Model Railroader club layout, the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T)?
  • Viewer Mail
    What railroad is shown on the calendar behind Cody's desk?
  • Viewer Mail
    What HO scale kit did Pelle Soeborg use for the plastic pellet silos on his layout and where can I find them?
  • Viewer Mail
    Does Cody have any tips for installing the handrails on an Atlas HO scale diesel locomotive?
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    City Classics plastic corner braces

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    Athearn Trains HO scale upgraded EMD SW1500 diesel switcher

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    Micro-Trains Line N scale 33-foot twin-bay hopper

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    Tangent Scale Models HO scale PS-2CD 4,000 cu. ft. covered hopper

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    ExactRail HO scale Magor 4,750 cu. ft. covered hopper

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    Atlas O PS-4750 cu. ft. covered hopper in O scale

  • Special Feature
    See photos from the 2011 National Train Show in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Viewer Mail
    What locomotives and coaches could be used for passenger service in rural Wisconsin in the late 1970s?
  • Viewer Mail
    Any tips of references for painting a brass locomotive model and do you always have to take the model apart?
  • Viewer Mail
    On the Proto 2000 from Walthers HO scale EMD SW9 switcher, the Conrail version has the windows blanked out. Is this prototypical, and if so, why would the railroad do this?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can I find model kit from NuComp Miniatures?
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    Great Lakes Models HO scale sewer grates and inlets

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    Athearn Trains HO scale EMD SD40-2 decorated for BC Rail

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    BLMA Models HO scale TrinityRail 64-foot modern reefer

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    Preiser HO scale men's choir and fashion boutique figures

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    Proto 2000 from Walthers HO scale EMD SW9 with Digital Command Control (DCC) sound

  • Modeling Tip
    Basic steam locomotive weathering

  • Viewer Mail
    Is there a published track plan of the Model Railroader club layout, the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T)?
  • Viewer Mail
    I've had several locomotives in storage for 20 years and when I try to run them, only the headlight comes on. Is there any way to get them to run?
  • Viewer Mail
    Are the articles in the new Model Railroader magazine: 75-year collection on DVD-ROM printable?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can I find Loctite PL300 construction adhesive?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where did you get the HO scale residential trailer used in the corn syrup transloading terminal on the Bay Junction project layout?
  • Product
    Micro-Mark HO and O scale rivet and louver surface detail decals
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    Kato USA N scale GE C44-9W diesel locomotive
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    Allied Model Trains HO scale bicycle with working LED lights
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    Athearn Trains HO scale EMD SD45 decorated for Montana Rail Link
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    Model Rectifier Corp. HO scale Drop-in Digital Command Control (DCC) sound decoder for Athearn Trains SD45
  • Modeling Tip
    Removing locomotive model shells
  • Special Feature
    Classic Toy Trains senior editor Kent Johnson demonstrates the new Lionel O gauge 700E Hudson steam locomotive with smoke, sound, and an animated bell.
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can I find Pro Tech Pro Line to use on my model fences?
  • Viewer Mail
    How did the Model Railroader staff achieve the different scenery levels on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy model train layout?
  • Viewer Mail
    What gauge wire do you recommend for layout wiring?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where did the intro music for Cody's Office come from?
  • Viewer Mail
    What part of the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy is editor Neil Besougloff standing in front of during the Model Railroader issue preview?
  • Viewer Mail
    How does the runaway boxcar in the opening credits of Cody's Office work?
  • Product

    Faller GmbH Gras-Fix Static grass applicator

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    Kato USA N scale General Electric U30C locomotive

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    Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Gunderson 48-foot all-purpose well car

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    Woodland Scenics HO scale Davenport Dept. store

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    Wm. K. Walthers HO scale American crane

  • Modeling Tip
    Painting knuckle couplers so that they look more realistic
  • Viewer Mail
    G scale coverage in Model Railroader magazine -- be sure to check out the large scale Entertrainment Junction layout in the upcoming August 2011 issue.
  • Viewer Mail
    Who are the figures in the closing credits of the show?
  • Viewer Mail
    Any tips for striping paint and decals on models?
  • Viewer Mail
    How to get back issues of Model Railroader and copies of specific articles.
  • Viewer Mail
    Why was "Cotton Belt" misspelled in the last episode?
  • Viewer Mail
    Information about Model Railroader 75 year collection on DVD
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    Woodland Scenics N scale assembled Drive'n Dine structure

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    Model Rectifier Corp. N scale Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder for Kato GG1 locomotive

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    Athearn HO scale 40-foot PC&F boxcar

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    Preiser HO scale Kitchen and At the fashion shop detail set

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    Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard Creek-series 12 duplex-4 bedroom sleeper passenger train car

  • Special Feature
    Model Railroader managing editor David Popp shares some photos and stories about his trip to the Sunshine Region National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) 2011 convention in Ocala, Fla.
  • Modeling Tip
    Get an update on Cody's home model train layout. He'll show you some of the HO scale freight cars that he's recently completed.
  • Viewer Mail
    Hey Cody, Is that a Dakota Southern logo on your shirt?
  • Viewer Mail
    Any more information or video on Pelle Soeborg's revised HO scale Daneville & Donner River model railroad?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's the best way to paint locomotive handrails?
  • Viewer Mail
    Did Model Railroader ever do any articles on LP loading and unloading for tank cars?
  • Special Feature
    Download your copy of Cody's Office boxcar sides, like those used at the beginning of this episode.
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    HO scale orange trees from Woodland Scenics

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    HO scale junk auto row and crushed cars from Wm. K. Walthers

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    The Model Railroader's Guide to Trackside Structures from Kalmbach Books
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    N scale Amtrak Phase 1 passenger set from Kato USA

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    HO scale GMD GP40-2(W) with Digital Command Control (DCC) sound from Atlas Model Railroad Co.

  • Modeling Tip
    Adding mounting pins to fence sections
  • Viewer Mail
    What train station did the Model Railroader staff use on the HO scale Wisconsin & Southern (WSOR) shelf layout?
  • Viewer Mail
    What brass ladder did Cody use on the HO scale resin hopper kit in the Step by Step column in the June 2011 Model Railroader?
  • Viewer Mail
    What are the propane tanks that I see near track switches on prototype railroads?
  • Viewer Mail
    Where can someone find models of hi-rail trucks?
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    What tool does the Model Railroader staff use to cut flextrack?
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    HO scale pallets and loads and workshop equipment from Presier (distributed by Walthers)

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    Railroad freight car slogans & heralds (book) by John Kelly published by Iconogrfix
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    N scale 1932 ARA 40-foot box car from Atlas Model Railroad Co.

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    HO scale 40-foot depressed center flatcar from ExactRail

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    N scale Penn Central four-car passenger set from Kato USA

  • Modeling Tip
    Adding fascia before or after installing scenery on a model railroad. Examples include vintage photos of the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T) and the HO scale Virginian Ry. project model train layout.
  • Viewer Mail
    What kind of paint works on cardstock or paper structure models?
  • Viewer Mail
    How long does it take for spray adhesive to set?
  • Viewer Mail
    What's type of lighting do you use in the train room for the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T)?
  • Viewer Mail
    What type of Digital Command Control (DCC) system does managing editor David Popp use on his home model train layout?
  • Product

    State Tool & Die Co. HO scale 3-in-one mill gondola kit distributed by Walthers

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    Tourist Train Guidebook Third edition from Kalmbach Books
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    NeverStall non-toxic deoxidizer by Daylight Sales LLC

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    HO scale Trinity 64-foot TRINCool mechanical reefer from ExactRail

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    Kato USA N scale Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger set
  • Modeling Tip
    Making roofing for model railroad structures using printer paper and spray adhesive
  • Viewer Mail
    Information about the swing bridge between the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy and Wisconsin & Southern model train layouts
  • Viewer Mail
    Executive editor Andy Sperandeo provides information about the rock crusher at Winter Hill on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy. The structure was built by former Model Railroader associate editor Gordy Odegard.
  • Viewer Mail
    What era do the Pikestuff blue buildings represent on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy and other Model Railroader layouts?
  • Viewer Mail
    What kind of sponges do you use for decaling?
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    Atlas N scale GP15-1 diesel locomotive

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    Athearn Trains HO scale 77-foot Pullman Standard chair car

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    Model Railroading in Small Spaces from Kalmbach books

  • Blackstone Models HOn3 scale frame and frameless tank cars


  • Bachmann HO scale EMD GP9 diesel locomotive


  • How to model patched-out freight cars without having to do any masking


  • Where do you buy poly fiber to make puff ball trees?

  • What kind of paint do you use to create the puffball trees?

  • What does the Winter Hill section of the MR&T look like?
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    Basic DCC wiring for your model railroad from Kalmbach Books

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    ExactRail HO scale FMC 5,277 cu.ft. Railbox combination-door boxcar

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    Micro-Trains Line N scale PS-2 3-bay covered hopper

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    Kato USA N scale GE P42 locomotive and Amtrak Amfleet and Viewliner pahse IV passenger cars

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    Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster diesel locomotive with Digital Command Control (DCC) and sound

  • Modeling Tip
    Making and installing puffball trees on the HO scale Virginian model train layout
  • Viewer Mail
    What kit did Cody use to make the tank car riser?
  • Viewer Mail
    What does the HO scale Kato Amtrak F40PH equipped with a Digitrax Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder sound like running on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy club train layout?
  • Viewer Mail
    What detail castings were added to the turnouts on the HO scale Bay Junction project model train layout?
  • Product
    HO scale Budd "Inn" series 21-roomette sleeper for the Pennsylvania RR Broadway Limited from Wm. K. Walthers
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    HO and N scale rerailing tool from Jiffy-Railer

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    HO scale Kansas City Southern de Mexico GE ES44AC diesel locomotive from InterMountain Ry.

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    HO scale 24-foot span Old Brewery bridge from Adair Shops

  • Modeling Tip
    Making simple hoses using wire casing and jewelry cord
  • Viewer Mail
    Goo Gone or alcohol to clean locomotive wheels?
  • Viewer Mail
    What is the difference between a two- and four-function Digital Command Control (DCC) locomotive decoder?
  • Viewer Mail
    How do you add illuminated number boards to a diesel locomotive?

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