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June 2013

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Mountains to seaside on three decks

A partial mushroom design fits HO scale Appalachian scenery and two busy ports in a 16'-6" square space

Victorian jewel on the Central Vermont

Scale drawings of a brick station that’s been restored to its 1875 glory

A dual-gauge plan for a spare room

This HO scale track plan serves gold mines in South Dakota’s Black Hills

A Spanish main line in three modules

Palm tree-lined track, realistic catenary, and scratchbuilt structures highlight this portable HO scale RENFE layout

Scratchbuild a liquid asphalt transfer terminal

A modern, high-traffic industry for a narrow space on your layout

High-tech Arduino turnout controls

Use a compact R/C servo and simple Arduino PC board to line track switches ... and more

Build a boxcar load of buckets

An unusual load from an uncommon industry

Build terrain with cloth and caulk

Clothshell scenery is faster, neater than plaster-based systems


Servicing steam locomotives step-by-step

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