Model Railroader April 2005

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April 2005
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From the Editor
How much is too much?

News & Products
Hobby industry news and product announcements

Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers

Workin' on the Railroad
My favorite hobby Web sitest

Air conditioning for a heavyweight coach

Coming Events
Upcoming shows, conventions, and meets

Step by Step
Easy street, paved with styrene

To the mines for silver
1900s railroading comes alive on the HO Pacific & Idaho Northern

Desert scenery ... without breaking a sweat
Step-by-step techniques for modeling realistic Western terrain
Simple techniques to make ordinary equipment stand out

Build N scale switch stands
Scrap parts, styrene, and wire are all you need

Urban railroading in a Gulf Coast port
A freelanced HO railroad in a 12 x 13-foot bedroom

Main line through the mountains
An HO scale track plan for Southern Pacific's Shasta Route

A coal mine and details for the Turtle Creek
Part 4: Structures, figures, and other signs of habitation
Passenger cars from core kits
Part 2: Working with etched-metal car sides in HO and N

Hooked on British rails
The steam-era OO scale Burton on Trent

Information Desk
How to build a freight train

DCC Corner
Wiring a Peco Electrofrog crossing for DCC

Product Reviews - Special Jumbo Edition
HO early E units from Broadway Limited Imports
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