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December 2009

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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You, too, can paint a backdrop

Easy backdrop painting for the frist-time artists

Wunderland goes to Switzerland

This massive display layout expands yet again

Troubleshoot a DCC layout

Five steps to find, correct, and prevent problems

A modeler's guide to gondolas

Facts about transition-era cars and how to model them

Adding operations to a layout

How to develop and manage operating sessions

Model a small logging camp

How to build basic camp structures and equipment

The main line of the Minutemen

Modeling the 1950s railroading on the Boston & Maine


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News & Products
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Step by Step

Video: How to paint clouds on a model railroad backdrop

DCC Corner
Trackside Photos

>>Online Bonus: Great Model Railroads desktop wallpaper

Trains of Thought
Index of Advertisers
The Operators


How to personalize your model railroad.

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