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May 2012

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Make realistic-looking buildings from photos and plastic

Color prints and styrene trim combine to form credible foreground structures

Build the Virginian: A 4 x 8 with more

Part 5: Structures complete our project railroad

Realistic operations on a grand scale

There’s nothing else quite like switching cars on a model railroad you can ride

Kitbash a powered slug

A Canadian National yard booster inspired this HO scale

Build a fold-up card shelf

These shelves won’t clutter aisle space when not in use

N scale plan for industrial switching

The Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line models a modern-era terminal railroad

Freelancing on Long Island

Water scenes and cityscapes come together on the HO scale Island Central RR

Free freight yard guide

Free freight yard guide

Operational possibilities for your layout.

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