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November 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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How to make tree-covered hills

Tips for making quick and inexpensive trees for any scale

Scratchbuilding without plans

Construction tips for building a structure from prototype photos

Detail a remote-control locomotive

Modernize yard and road switchers in one evening

SP meets WP in N scale

This semi-freelanced around-the-walls layout models California in the transition era

Build a layout gate

A swing-in section offers easy access into an around-the-walls layout

Moving freight around Chicago in N scale

This 1970s-era track plan is heavy on local industrial switching

Diesel-era scenes on the Soo

This HO scale layout fills a Tokyo living room



Five compact track plans.

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