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Gallery: Behind the scenes of the March 2018 Model Railroader cover shoot

Check out this online extra from the March 2018 Model Railroader
We hope you enjoyed the March 2018 Model Railroader cover and accompanying Step by Step story! Here’s a little look behind the scenes at how we shot it.

Cody Grivno not only built and weathered the depot, but also everything else on the diorama. The scene is constructed on a piece of extruded foam board approximately 2 x 4 feet. Kalmbach Publishing Co. photographer Bill Zuback shot the photo at an angle based on a prototype picture Cody had found.

It just goes to show you don’t need a lot of area to do some solid model railroad photography.
Here's the cover of the March 2018 Model Railroader featuring the diorama built by associate editor Cody Grivno. The depot is also the focus of the March Step by Step column.

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