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MODEL RAILROADING
ATTAINABLE EXCELLENCE
SEPTEMBER 1989 DEPARTMENTS 5 Editorial 6 New Products 6 The Sandhouse Product News Column 9 Milepost Three Layout Tips and Techniques. by Dave Naples 9 Out of the Litter Box Modeler's Tips and Techniques 46 Rolling Stock Review Tichy Train Group's USRA Twin Hopper by Mike Nesbitt 49 Letters to the Editor 50 Society Page Listing 51 Railroad Periodical
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VOLUME 19, NUMBER 9 FEATURES

MAINE CENTRAL FREIGHT CARS
Modified freight cars for the 1960's, 70's & 80's

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SLSF/BN BOX CARS
S LSF's 42000 and BN's 214200 series general service box cars - a freight car for the 1 970's and 80's. Modeling suggestions included.

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HOW TO DO RESEARCH
The "Look-it-up" club tells you how - and where - to do research more effectively.

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by Earl Stephans

b y George Melvin

T HE OPERATOR'S ENVIRONMENT SOUTHWESTERN STYLE
Terry Godwin's HO scale layout fills a 30 x 15 foot room and requires seven operators to run!

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by David Casdorph

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MODELING N&W's H10 COAL HOPPER

MILK SHED MODELING IN HO SCALE

The conclusion to a Rail Road Progress kit step-bystep. by Jim Six

Prototype plans result in a terrific milk shed model easy how-to's.

b y Robert Mitchell

by Scott

T.

A nderson

Model Railroading
Magazine's Humble Origins

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THE GREEN VICTORIAN

DETERMINING PERCENTA GE OF GRADES
Some very basic math with some very simple construction will provide you with a device to measure layout grades .

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INEXPENSIVE CABOOSE DETAILING

by Earl Stephans
56 Diesel Detail Close-Up Electro-Motive Division GP9 as Florida East Coast #664 by Rich Picariello 64 Rail Project Research Backdrops and Wate! Modeling

This three-story jewel, basically a "cut-and-paste" mc modification, has a striking final appearance.

How not to break the family budget when creating a "fleet" for your layout step-by-step.

by Roy M. Stanley II

by Roy M. Stanley II

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by Robert J. Graen, Bill McKean

A TLAS BASHING IN N SCALE

Frame stretching, part one of three, complete with how-to photos and diagrams.

B&M P-4a PACIFICS
The "Super Pacific" at it finest - in HO scale plans and photos.

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SANTA FE 5D45's
A pair of 1985 ATSF SD45 rebuilds in a how-to format.

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by Doug Nuckles

by Ronald Bearden

by Al Armitage

C8&Q's 41589 BURLIN CAR
A prototype oddity with modeling potential.

About the Cover:
M. Stanley U can be found on page 52. Roy M. Stanley II pizoto Inside Front Cover: Atlas Bashing
in N Scale can be found on page Inexpensive Caboose Detailing by Roy

TUNNEL PORTAL CLOSURE
The C&O tunnel tragedy is a modeler's goldmine.

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b y Bill McKean

22. Ronald Bearden pizoto

by Doug Nuckles
M odel Railroading


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