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July 2008

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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How to model super-size loads

Build and operate big flatcar loads on your layout

Weather with washes

Easy methods for aging your freight cars

>>Online bonus: Using paint washes to weather plastic structure models, including a realistic stone wall

Simple tarp-covered loads

Realistic gondola loads are a one-night project away

The Santa Fe's gateway to L.A.

Part 2: Scratchbuilding San Bernardino station

The C&NW in the Hawkeye State

An HO layout with a realistic Midwestern landscape

The Western Maryland's Thomas Sub

A 12 x 12 N scale plan featuring Appalachian coal country

Model the Gila Tomahawk in HO scale

A Southern Pacific branchline train takes top prize

Landmark Layouts

Allen McClelland's trendsetting Virginian & Ohio

>>Online Bonus: The V&O's 1982 and 1998 track plans, maps and profiles



How to personalize your model railroad.

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