Model Railroader July 2013

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July 2013
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How to make track look realistic
By Pelle Søeborg
Use simple painting and weathering techniques to give rails and ties an authentic appearance
pg. 28

Dig those ditches!
By Tony Koester
How to model realistic-looking trackside drainage ditches
pg. 33

Scratchbuild a brick station
By Lorne Munro
Most of this masonry HO scale structure is made from Hydrocal castings
pg. 38

The Great Northern in a small space
By Tom Basterash
N scale let this modeler fit mountains’ majesty, big-time passenger trains in 10 x 11 feet
pg. 44

How a steam locomotive’s valve gear works
By Paul Milenkovic
A closer look at what controls the chuff on full-size engines
pg. 51

How to install a steam-exhaust cam for DCC sound
By William Mitchell
How to get the chuff rate in synch with driver revolution
pg. 54

Steam parade through the Northeast
By Lou Sassi
The HO scale New England & Western features a 170-foot-long main line through detailed scenery
pg. 56
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