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February 2021

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Features

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Detailing the foreground

Don’t neglect the area between your track and the fascia
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Blending roads into backdrops

Continue the photo onto the foreground and the scenery onto the backdrop to blur the dividing line
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Build an adjustable track cleaning car

A styrene box with a tempered hardboard pad can be adapted to virtually any freight car
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Modeling a snowy mountain scene

In the Colorado Rockies, snow isn’t just for winter
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A fresh start

Contributing editor Pelle Søeborg switches to modules for his latest HO scale project
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Make your own station kit

Commercially available siding, roofing, and details make the Wingate, Ind., depot an ideal first scratchbuilding project
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How to set up remote control operations

Not everyone has to be in the basement to run your trains

Departments

From the Editor
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Make room for modules!

Railway Post Office
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Letters from our readers

News and Products
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Hobby industry news

Ask MR
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How long must a point-to-point layout be?

Rehab my Railroad
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Build a tugboat for Jones Island

DCC Currents
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DC, DCC, or both

On Operation
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Train on Branch

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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Visiting mystical places

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Freight yard design and operation.

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