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January 1998

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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Features

The new and expanded Virginian & Ohio

A first look at the new track plan for this ever-popular HO layout, now set in 1975

Completing the Northwest Timber Co.

The Strang family adds wiring, scenery, and structures to finish our HO project railroad

Building a Mather 50-foot stockcar

An HO scale kitbash using two Life-Like 40-foot car kits and some homebrewed door castings

Cylinders, rods, and valve gear

Learn to rivet and use the "piece-on-a-stick" method of making small parts in part 4 of scratchbuilding a steam locomotive

Scenery on the Wisconsin Central

In part 7 we add trees, water, and ground cover to our N scale project layout

Kitbash an enclosed water tank

Protect your locomotive's water supply from freezing

BC Rail center-beam flatcar retrofits

Drawings of a prototype "kitbash"

Colorado & Southern's Grant Canyon Division

Rocky Mountain railroading in the 1930s in Gn3

American Flyer cars in HO scale

A Pullman-Standard car used by several colorful railroads

Along the Line

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