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May 2014

MRR140501
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Treesin60seconds

Trees in 60 seconds

The clock is ticking when you need to make lots of deciduous trees
HowtomodelJoshuatrees

How to model Joshua trees

Use wire to model an interesting plant unique to America’s Mojave Desert
Aplanforallseasons

A plan for all seasons

A 5 x 19-foot HO layout and separate dioramas capture winter, spring, summer, and fall
Builda5x8harborrailroad

Build a 5 x 8 harbor railroad

Part 5: Paint, weather, and decal locomotives and rolling stock
Highcountryrailroadingontwodecks

High country railroading on two decks

A return visit to Jim Vail’s nearly complete HOn3 Glenwood & Black Creek RR
Scratchbuildacaboosefromstyrene

Scratchbuild a caboose from styrene

Scribed siding on a modified underbody re-creates a Copper Range car
Buildaslidingliftandpivotgateforeasyaccess

Build a sliding lift and pivot gate for easy access

This clever self-stowing gate spans a layout aisle

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