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December 2007

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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Conquering the Alps in Z scale

Modeling Switzerland's Gotthard Pass in detail

Detailing the right-of-way

Part 2: Signals, signs, and grade crossings

>>Online Extra: More signs and signals for your model railroad

Walk on the DCC wireless side

Getting started using radio and infrared throttles

Rod Stewart's Three Rivers City

The pop star raises the curtain on his amazing layout

>>Online Extra: Visiting the rock 'n' roller's model railroad

Handlaying turnouts without hassle

Techniques for making your own turnouts

Modeling commuter rail service

North America's fastest growing passenger trains

Commuting to work on the MR&T

Adding commuter service is easy with careful planning

>>Online Extra: More commuter track plans


From the Editor
News & Products
MR Sweepstakes Rules
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Scenery Step by Step

>>Online Extra: Building etched-brass kits

Trains of Thought
Trackside Photos
Season's Greetings from MR

>>Online Extra: Video of Mike Danneman's N scale D&RGW

Index of Advertisers
The Operators

>>Online Extra: View the original Oklahoma District timetable



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