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January 2015

Model Railroader has been the leading model train magazine for the past 75 years.  Each month, we bring you step-by-step modeling projects, fascinating photo tours of model train layouts, unbiased product reviews, new product announcements, tips from the experts and much more!

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Logging the Southern pines

An On30 Shay led to modeling the Fernwood Lumber Co. RR

Plans for a rail-served feed mill

Boxcars and tank cars made deliveries to this small-town industry

How to model a desert

Make a realistic HO scale diorama using old and new techniques

Build the 3 x 7 Red Oak layout

Part 1: Our new N scale project layout is built on a door

Build a working interlocking plant

Part 1: The device protects train movements mechanically

A mountain short line from John Armstrong

The master designer describes a freelanced railroad that bridges a flooded-out Santa Fe division
Layout Projects

Layout Projects

Tips and techniques for any layout

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