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August 2006

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On newsstand July 11, 2006

Prototype scenes, freelanced layout

The fictional HO Lehigh Alliance is a railfan's dream

Narrow gauge in a garage

Part 2: Preparing the room and building benchwork

Quick and easy interiors

Techniques to furnish those empty structures

Plan for a Santa Fe branch line >>Online Bonus: Original John Armstrong layout plans

A 13 x 19-foot HO rendition of the Alma District in Kansas

Constant-intensity headlights for DC

An easy project that leaves the lights on for you

A growing garden empire

This 75 x 80-foot, 1:29-proportion layout started small

A longer run with a virtual interlocking

Photos with approach-lighted signals extend running time

Modeling a changing world

The HO scale Windsor RR is always set in the present day


From the Editor
News & Products
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Step by Step

>>Online Bonus: Watch and listen to layouts

DCC Corner
Trains of Thought
MR Project Illustrated


How to personalize your layout.

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