Model Railroader October 2012

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October 2012
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11 easy urban lighting tips
By David Popp
Off-the-shelf parts make layout lighting a snap
pg. 34

Enhance your modern billboard with lights
By Matt Snell
Light-emitting diodes and a taller pole make advertisements more visible
pg. 40

How to model a moonlit night
By Tony Koester
Blue rope lights simulate nighttime and avoid inky darkness
pg. 42

Modeling fields in N scale
By Patrick G. Lana
Weather sealer as corn? Yes. Chenille as soybeans? You bet. A veteran modeler shows you how it’s done
pg. 44

A scenery showcase built for operation
By Bob Grech
Lessons learned from a small layout inspired the bigger and better HO scale Western Pacific
pg. 48

How to set up a layout for operation
By Marty Bradley
Using car cards, waybills, and operating sequences on the HO scale Western Pacific
pg. 55

Modeling a 1960s freight car roster
By Richard T. Virgin
A snapshot of the car fleet that was in service 50 years ago
pg. 60

Room-sized plan with a car float
By Tom Hawkins
This HO scale walk-in 10 x 20-foot plan also includes a branch line and an interchange
pg. 64
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