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January 2009

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Celebrating 75 years of Model railroader

Build the Beer Line

Part 1: Planning and building sectional benchwork

Fairbanks, Morse & Co. coal tower

Prototype drawings for an unusual railroad structure

One last visit to the V&O

An era that began in 1957 comes to a close

Virginian & Ohio retrospective

A letter to the V&O shareholders from the CEO

Eureka! A town is born

Part 1 of the first place winner's project

Big-time operations on the Pennsy

A multi-deck O scale plan that features mainline action

Operate your layout using a timetable

Adjust time and distances for model railroad use

Build the parlor car Calverton

Modeling a Pullman car built for daytime travelers

Landmark Layouts: John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid

Get vintage articles on the Gorre & Daphetid from the Information Station

1-hour weathering

Add realism with paints and powdered pastels

Modeling roads with decals

Computers transfer textures from street to layout


How to personalize your model railroad.

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