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How to model realistic modern-era structures

Easy techniques for modeling mundane urban structures on a modern-era model railroad
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Structure building is one of the most popular aspects of model railroading. Many modelers enjoy this endeavor for the challenge and satisfaction of completing a unique railroad structure that’s rich in architectural detail or complexity. For this segment of modelers, time spent at the workbench is often the most relaxing and enjoyable part of the effort.

But then there’s another segment of structure builders, including me, who strive for realism, plausibility, and historical accuracy. For many of us, the ultimate objective is to assemble a model railroad with a cohesive and authentic appearance.

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