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July 2012

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Lessons learned from building a coastal railroad

Sam Novello’s HO layout looks great, but his next one will be even better

Use photos to make a panoramic backdrop

Photo-splicing techniques for creating expansive layout scenes

Expanding horizons with basic photo backdrops

Self-shot photographs enhance this HO scale waterfront scene

Building a modern-era main line in N scale

Add a digital track scale

Enhance your operating sessions by simulating weighing freight

Bench tops made easy with foam

Extruded-foam insulation board is more than just a scenery material

Modeling modern patched diesels

Broaden your locomotive fleet by renumbering motive power


Freight yard design and operation.

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