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July 2014

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Build an oil dealership in a small space

Filling in an empty spot near a roundhouse with an industry served by a track off the turntable

How to build lightweight sectional benchwork

Combine commercially available kits with two types of foam for a sturdy foundation

Eastern logging 1960s style

The 9 x 16-foot HO scale Sandy Fork Lumber Co. draws its inspiration from West Virginia prototypes

Santa Fe meets the Espee in a spare room

Tehachapi in the 1960s inspired the freelanced HO scale Oak Valley RR

Appalachia in an oval

A British modeler finds an oval, sectional way to model the Virginian Ry. in a 7 x 10-foot space

6 steps to a better covered hopper

Six easy steps turn a ready-to-run car into a distinctive model

Make your own wheel puller

Use metal plates and a vise to adjust the gauge of a locomotive’s wheels
Great Scenery Tips

Great Scenery Tips

Realistic creeks and streams.

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