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February 2011

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A railroad in the family

This modeler’s wife and kids helped build his HO D&H layout

Building Bay Junction

Part 2: Roadbed, track, DCC wiring, and ballast

Capturing a slice of Appalachia in 4 x 8 feet

A landmark layout inspired this HO scale modern CSX coal country branch

Fun with 4 x 8s

Part 1: Mountains, waterfronts, and more as the MR staff tackles the challenge of designing a compact layout

Kitbash a 1950s grain elevator

Following prototype practices yields a plausible industry

Paper shell scenery

Making terrain with contractor’s paper, cardboard, and plaster

Trackside Photos



Plan and design an around the room track plan.

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