Model Railroader December 2010

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December 2010
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Add DCC sound to an Alco S-2
By Don Janes
How to install a SoundTraxx decoder in an Atlas HO model
pg. 42

Locomotive sounds add fun and realism
By Andy Sperandeo
How to correctly use the bell, whistle, and other DCC sounds
pg. 46

Achieve realistic colors under artificial lighing
By Bob Chapman
Several things to consider for more realistic-looking models
pg. 52

Rod Stewart's Three Rivers City
By Carl Swanson
Here's what's new on the rock 'n' roller's layout
pg. 56

Model trackside brush realistically
By Ken Patterson
An easy mass production method to make low vegetation
pg. 64

Urban switching in HO
By Mark Olstyn
A modern inner-city track plan for a 12 x 16 spare room
pg. 66

Improve a common water tower kit
By Ron Foreman
Turn an HO scale Atlas water tower into a distinctive model
pg. 70

Use putty to make coal loads
By Lou Sassi
Three simple steps to create a realistic load
pg. 75

An N scale Erie empire in 3 x 7 feet
By Clay Deeds
A self-taught modeler sets out to have it all
pg. 76

Trackside Photos pg. 94
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