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February 2012

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Build the Virginian: A 4 x 8 with more

Building solid benchwork that’s easy to expand for our HO layout

4 compact track plans

MR’s staff offers four different approaches to railroading in small spaces

Upgrade your car routing with realistic waybills

An easy-to-use system based on prototype paperwork

3 big scenes for a small space

Dioramas make Flemming Ørneholm’s 7 x 12-foot HO layout seem bigger than it is

Scratchbuild a styrene structure

These easy-to-follow techniques can be used in any scale

>>Online Bonus: Central Wisconsin Seed Co. structure drawings

Improve delivery trucks

Lowering the cargo box on N and HO scale Classic Metal Works trucks raises realism

Big city railroading in a garage

O scale Ironbound RR features urban scenes and radio control



How to get started in HO or N scale.

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