Model Railroader October 2005

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October 2005
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News & Products
National Train Show new-product announcements

Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers

Information Desk
What switch crews know

Q’s & A’s and helpful modeling tips

Step by Step
Plan you layout in 3-D

Santa Fe’s best
The best of the West on a 24 x 49-foot HO layout

Build the Claremont & Concord in G
Completing the scenery and kitbashing the structures

Lessons from a successful layout
Reflections on 15 years of model railroad building

Build a backwoods sawmill
A kitbashed HO structure for a logging layout

Tips for buying a brass locomotive
Why you might want to, and what to expect

Changing of the guard
Maintaining a modern locomotive fleet on the Utah Belt

Midwest mainline action
An N scale track plan based on the WC in 1995

Santa Fe baggage cars
Semi-lightweight P-S cars delivered from 1960 to 1965

Quick mounting for switch motors
Hook-and-loop tape and a dowel make it easy

DCC Corner
Adding the sound of steam

Product Reviews
GE AC4400CW in N scale from Kato
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