Model Railroader March 2005

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March 2005
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From the Editor
Lessons from a layout

News & Products
Hobby industry news and product announcements

Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers

Workin' on the Railroad
Scenery: last but not least

Build a layout creeper

Coming Events
Upcoming shows, conventions, and meets

Step by Step
Paint a locomotive for the Turtle Creek

Big diesels in the desert
A perfect railfan place

Passenger cars from core kits
Part 1: Combine unique sides with common carbodies

Two projects to detail your large scale flatcars
Simple techniques to make ordinary equipment stand out

Modeler's guide to cabooses
A survey of the plastic caboose models in N, HO, S, and O scales

Let's build a bumping post
A simple soldering project makes a common detail for your layout

Rail lines to the shoreline
An introduction to the rail-marine operations and maritime models

A double-deck table layout
A layout designed around a closet, a radiator, and pesky doors

Start big, finish small
Dreams of an HO empire yield to this compact N scale layout

Scenery for our branch line
Part 3: Trees, roads, and water for the Turtle Creek extension

Information Desk
Making room for trains

DCC Corner
Convert a Walthers bascule bridge to DCC

Product Reviews - Special Jumbo Edition
Pennsylvania RR K4s 4-6-2 in HO from Broadway Limited
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