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December 2014

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Features

UpdateontheNickelPlate

Update on the Nickel Plate

Contributing editor Tony Koester’s multi-deck model railroad gets closer to completion
RFIDformodelrailroadoperations

RFID for model railroad operations

Using radio-frequency identification and a computer to track rolling stock opens new possibilities for operation
Creatingmirrormagic

Creating mirror magic

Using mirrors on streams, structures, streets, roads, and roadbeds can make layouts seem larger
Buildanuncouplingtoolforpassengercars

Build an uncoupling tool for passenger cars

This frame fits around car diaphragms to release magnetic couplers
Atalltalecometrue

A tall tale come true

A Denver & Rio Grande Western branch that existed only in rumor takes shape in On30
Howtomodelapatchedoutlocomotive

How to model a patched out locomotive

Add variety to your fleet with these easy-to-follow techniques
Buildagatetohideafurnace

Build a gate to hide a furnace

This clever design allows a layout to expand

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