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July 2005

Model Railroader has been the leading model train magazine for the past 75 years.  Each month, we bring you step-by-step modeling projects, fascinating photo tours of model train layouts, unbiased product reviews, new product announcements, tips from the experts and much more!

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Big and getting bigger >>Online Bonus: More on the Bay State Museum Club

The Bay State Museum club builds from west to east

Modeling modern highways >>Online Bonus: Road signs for your layout

All the information you need to build realistic roads

A realistic N scale fleet >>Online Bonus: More N scale locomotives

Small changes give diesels a uniform level of detail

A window to big vistas

This HO scale layout appears bigger than it is

Weathering a little at a time

Techniques that go beyond "recipes"

John Allen's Timesaver revisited

The classic switching problem along a wall or on a curve

Moving mountains

An O scale layout that takes Appalachia on the road

Transporting your trains

Build this carrying case to easily move rolling stock

Illinois interurban

A steel-sheathed wooden car with ITS standard features


From the Editor
News & Products
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Step by Step
DCC Corner
Trains of Thought
Trackside Photos
Index of Advertisers
MR Project Illustrated
Great Scenery Tips

Great Scenery Tips

Realistic creeks and streams.

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