Milwaukee Road on the Mississippi by Al Lesky: This HO scale model railroad is based on the same Milwaukee Road territory where the author started his career as a freight clerk.
N Scale Newsstand in One Night by Doug Nelson: The corner newsstand was once a fixture of cities and towns across the country, and still an important detail to add to your model railroad.
Red Flags for Realistic Operations by Joseph Kreiss: Red flags do more than just indicate the rear of your train: they add an important dimension of realistic operations to your layout.
Pennsylvania Railroad F43 Flatcar by James Kinkaid: In 1958 Pennsylvania Railroad assembled six 140-ton capacity cast steel depressed center flatcars at its Sam Rae shops near Altoona, Pa.
Five Grain Elevators in Five Weeks by Mike Rose: Five unique grain elevator facilities were kitbashed to help fill out the scenes on the author's HO scale layout set in eastern Pennsylvania.
Late-Life NP Wood Boxcars by Chris Frissell: Modifying Rapido HO models to represent old Northern Pacific 40-foot wood boxcars assigned to company service in the 1970s and 1980s.
Dealer Directory Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points by Jason Shron
Dremel Kitbashing Award by Steve Jackobs
Editor's Notebook by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Look Both Ways by Mike Schafer & Bill Navigato
Painting & Weathering
Perspective by Bruce White
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