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Great Model Railroads 2018

Great Model Railroads 2018 includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras – from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe. Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how‑to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you're just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you're sure to find inspiration on every page!

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Great Model Railroads 2017

In Great Model Railroads 2017, you'll find 10 of the very best layouts you'll ever see. This special issue – the only magazine that focuses on cream of the crop model railroads – explores 8 HO layouts, plus N and O layouts covering a variety of locations.

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Model Railroad Planning 2017

Inside this edition you'll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. Model Railroad Planning 2017 features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you'll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.

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Scenery & Structure Projects for Train Layouts digital

This special issue from Model Railroader will inspire you to add details to your model railroad to give it a more finished look. Scenery & Structure Projects for Train Layouts has more than 80 pages filled with tips, techniques, and ideas on projects that range from creating a deep rocky ravine to building and detailing small-town structures.

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How to Model Today's Railroads

How to Model Today's Railroads is an 84-page special issue from Model Railroader magazine that focuses on modeling today's railroads in any scale. You'll find expert advice from some of the magazine's best authors such as Pelle Søeborg, Lance Mindheim, Matt Snell, and Cody Grivno.

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How to Build Small Model Railroads digital

If you need creative solutions for building a layout in a small space, How to Build Small Model Railroads is the right fit for you. This special issue from Model Railroader demonstrates how to build a manageable layout that can be built in a short amount of time. If you’re looking to downsize your house or modeling area, this is the perfect guidebook to help you make the most of your space.

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103 Realistic Track Plans

You'll find the largest collection of track plans ever assembled by Model Railraoder in 103 Realistic Track Plans!

Loads of inspiring small, medium, and large track plans offer great options for your model railroad layout - all in one convenient special issue.

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How to Build a Model Railroad

Follow the expert advice in How to Build a Model Railroad and you’ll be able to complete any of the 12 inspiring layouts in this special issue from start to finish! Useful articles offer you:

• SIX basic lessons for beginners that cover the facts on track, modeling scales, control systems, scenery techniques, and rolling stock maintenance
• THREE in-depth start-to-finish how-to’s for N, HO, and O scale railroads
• NINE additional layouts, including one for G scale, with a wealth of useful tips and inspiration for track plans, setting, scenery, and more

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Trains4Kids Vol. 2

Kids Love Trains!

Trains4Kids Vol. 2 is a fun introduction to the exciting world of trains! This special magazine geared for kids will teach them all about trains and offers train-themed games, crafts, and puzzles provide loads of entertainment. Photos and highlights of the Walt Disney World Railroad, a story by David P. Morgan, a hump yard poster, and much more will educate and captivate the little conductor in your life!

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How To Operate Your Model Railroad

How to Operate Your Model Railroad gives you 34 operator-focused stories from Model Railroader magazine compiled into one convenient issue. You’ll learn to

• Route your freight cars
• Develop realistic freight yard operation
• Replicate passenger terminal operations (also includes a great track plan!)
• Understand the roles of the engineer, dispatcher, yardmaster and more
• Create instructional paperwork and prototypical timetables to dictate train movement

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How to Model Railroads of the 1950s

How to Model Railroads of the 1950s

With How to Model Railroads of the 1950s, you’ll have the expert insight you need to recreate an accurate re-creation of a bustling 1950s railroad.

  • Go back to when steam was departing and diesel arriving
  • See an N-scale Rock Island layout in all of its bustling glory
  • Get the lowdown on delivery trucks that competed with railroads 
  • Understand ‘50s rail operations 
  • And much more!

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