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April 2009

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Features

Build the Beer Line

Part 4: Realistic structures complete our HO layout

>>Online Bonus: Techniques for casting

Make lightweight benchwork

A unique design makes modules easy to tranport

Building Freytag's foundry

Part 1: Constructing the main foundry structures

Online Bonus: Materials list for Freytag's foundry

Beyond the basics

Visit a New England layout a step above in accuracy

>>Online Bonus: 360-degree panorama view of the New Haven's Derby Junction track plan.

Working beacons for diesels

Flashing lights increase N scale locomotive realism

Freelancing a a harbor railroad

Scratchbuilt scenes highlight this large scale layout

Improving Walthers' chain link fence

Make your fence sturdier with simple modifications

Operating sitting down

A different approach to operating a model railroad

A branch line with a rail-marine twist

An HO plan for a 9 x 11-foot spare room

Departments

From the Editor
News & Products
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Workshop
Step by Step
DCC Corner
Trackside Photos
Cartoon
Locomotive Kitbashing Contest Rules

View the contest rules

Trains of Thought
Index of Advertisers
The Operators

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