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May 2013

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Styrene structures in 7 simple steps

This versatile plastic material lets you easily model buildings of any size, shape, or scale

Scratchbuild a small factory

How to use mat board and cardstock to build an S scale structure

4 technologies shaping model railroading’s future

Everything from how models are made, to how they roll, to how they are controlled, is evolving. Here’s how it will affect the hobby

Through the Rockies on the Santa Fe

An around-the-walls HO scale model railroad captures the look of the transition-era ATSF

Build a contemporary business car

Conrail’s prototype car no. 5 and this model are both kitbashed projects

Interurban scenes on a narrow shelf

The 2 x 34-foot Gypsy Trolley Line is an award-winning HO modular layout


Servicing steam locomotives step-by-step

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