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  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 8,537 views - 5 comments - 3 likes
    Did you know that every single issue of Railmodel Journal magazine has been published here at TrainLife.com?  Railmodel Journal was published from 1989-2008, and the entire collection of this magazine is now available to you in our Magaz...
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    All issues of Railmodel Journal from 1995 are now live! We will continue to add at least 12 new issues every week to the site. Thanks for supporting TrainLife! Railmodel Journal - January 1995 Railmodel Journal - February 1995 Railmode...
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    All issues of Railmodel Journal from 1999 are now live! We will continue to add at least 12 new issues every week to the site. Thanks for supporting TrainLife! Railmodel Journal - January 1999 Railmodel Journal - February 1999 Railmode...
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    Model construction by Mike Barry Photos, workmen and reefers by Ken Patterson The icing platform kits from Creative Model Associates and Walthers can be painted and detailed to recreate the scenes that were common on nearly every prototype railr...
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      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...
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    Three coal mining towns are the highlights of this 14x28-foot N scale layout. Here’s a structure-by-structure description of how they were constructed. By Robert Fletcher Photos by Robert Schleicher The N scale Caroletown Connecting Railroad is ...
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    By Scott Seekins Recreating an essential element of any railroad right-of-way with N Scale of Nevada pole kits. In almost any railroad photograph, you see them; power lines strung across the sky overhead, on an assorted variety of roles closely parall...
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    By Dave and Shirley Rowe Drawings by Dave Rowe Photographs by Brian Monaghan and Barry Norman This HO scale 4x9-foot module is set in England in 1845, but the structures are similar to those all along the eastern seaboard of the United States, includ...
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    Scratchbuidling in Styrene Brick By R.B. Montague You can build this building from “scratch”, using sheet styrene plastic, in less time than it would take to cut-up and convert a kit. Use the basic “Snap­ Out” techniques of...
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    By Clyde Queen, Jr. This technique uses common Joint Compound (available in most hardware stores) simulate either concrete or blacktop streets and highways. An al­ternate technique, using ScaleCrete modeling compound, appeared in the August 1992 is...