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March 2012

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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Build the Virginian: A 4 x 8 with more

Laying track and wiring our HO scale project layout

More than 50 years of fun on this club layout

The 26 x 78 foot Cascade Pacific features trains from the 1950s to the present day

A newly discovered John Armstrong track plan

The HO Mineral Range & Lake Michigan is set in Great Lakes iron ore country

Easy upgrades for an HO scale caboose

A few detail enhancements turn a ready-to-run car into a more authentic model

Build N scale mountain scenery

Basic scenery techniques make a many-faceted setting for model photography

From freelance to prototype

A closer look at railroad engineering leads to a new approach on this 25 x 25-foot HO scale New York Central layout

>>Subscriber Bonus: video: Vic Roman's New York Central Hudson Division layout. Coming soon!



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