Model Railroader April 2013

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April 2013
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A narrow gauge conversion
By Jim Hoffman
A chance meeting and a rail trip turned this Georgia modeler into a D&RGW and RGS fan
pg. 30

Build a quarry branch
By Cody Grivno
Part 4: HO scale rolling stock painted for quarry service
pg. 37

Build a working industrial gate
By Lance Mindheim
Security gates are a common obstacle encountered by switch crews
pg. 42

Mountain railroading through coal country
By Bill Doll
A real railroader fills his basement with a C&O-inspired HO empire
pg. 46

Model a typical 1950s tractor-trailer
By Mont Switzer
Minor modifications help turn an HO scale model into a period-correct road hauler
pg. 54

Windswept trees from natural materials
By Ross Katz
Twisted trunks and caspia branches capture a rugged look
pg. 58

Extend the reach of a switch motor
By Rich Thom
A simple bracket resolves a benchwork clearance problem
pg. 60

A freelanced car ferry track plan
By Tom McRae
This spare-room-sized HO scale plan features interchange via car ferry
pg. 62
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