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August 2014

MRR140801
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Features

Scratchbuildingacementplantfromphotos

Scratchbuilding a cement plant from photos

Thoughts on modeling a large HO scale industry in a 12-foot space
UpgradingvintageAHMheliumcars

Upgrading vintage AHM helium cars

Three levels of detailing let you give these HO scale models as much realism as you want
Detailstomakeyourrailyardrealstic

Details to make your rail yard realistic

Vegetation, spilled loads, roads, and trash can add texture and interest
SecondtimearoundtheRatholeDivision

Second time around the Rathole Division

Mountain scenes and scratchbuilt structures highlight Bob Lawson’s new HO scale Southern Ry.
Makeatreebarkcliffface

Make a tree bark cliff face

Tree bark can be used instead of casting plaster molds
Builtbythepros

Built by the pros

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Servicing steam locomotives step-by-step

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