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April 2021

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Features

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Solder a simple pole gate

This one-evening scenic detail is an easy way to get your feet wet in metalworking
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Simple pine trees

Cheap furnace filters provide branches for these easy evergreens
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Western Maryland's East Division

Childhood memories influenced this 26 x 30-foot HO scale model railroad
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Modeling in 1:1 scale

Rapido Trains owner Jason Shron is the man with a train in his basement

Departments

From the Editor
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The hard work of having fun

Railway Post Office
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Letters from our readers

News & Products
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Hobby industry news

Ask MR
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How do I convert couplers on N scale cars?

Rehab My Railroad
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Tank cars for Jones Island

DCC Currents
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Dealing with reversing sections

On Operation
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Moving work trains

Trackside Photos
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Online bonus ModelRailroader.com

Index of Advertisers and Cartoon
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Trains of Thought
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Expansive living in smaller worlds

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Freight yard design and operation.

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