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MODEL RAILROADING
ATTAINABLE EXCELLENCE
OCTOBER 1989 VOLUME 19, NUMBER 10 DEPARTMENTS 4 Index
Steam and Diesel Performance Reviews in HO , HOn3 , N, 0, G and Sn3 Scales
5 Editorial 6 New Products 6 T he Sandhouse

FEATURES

THE MOSSMAIN DIVISION OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
A point-to-point layout set in the 1930 's, from a custom painter' s vantage point.

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MAINE CENTRAL MODIFIED FREIGHT CARS: THE CONCLUSION
Modified flat cars and box cars for the 1960's, 70' s , and 80 ' s .

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DETAILING THE THRALL 55-FOOT ALL DOOR BOX CAR
Detailing a Life-Like 55-foot car to match the prototype .

by NP Paint Shop

by George Melvin

by Vern Greenwood

Product News Column
9 N ew Product Close-Up

Cannon & Company' s TC- 1 503 and TC-1504 Cab

BASIC FREIGHTCAROLOGY
A new perspective regarding freight car terminology, and how to understand it.

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ATLAS BASHING IN N SCALE: PART TWO
How to improve engine performance, so that the kitbashed Atlas RS3 will run

MODELING A RAILROAD TRACK SCALE
How to model this rarely seen, but necessary small track accessory structure.

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by Brian Rutherford

11 Letters to the Editor 12 Society Page Listing 13 Historical Society Close-Up
The Great Northern Railway Historical Society

better than the original.

b y Doug Nuckles

by David Casdorph

by Ron Bearden

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by Karen and Earl Stephans

THE GRAY AND RED VICTORIANS
A "rags-to-riches" kitbash using four International H obby Corporation # 1 00-1 kits. This step-by-step article, complete with diagrams , will show you how.

30 Out of the Litter Box
Modeler' s Tips and Techniques

THE LARAMIE, HAHN'S PEAK & PACIFIC RAILWAY DEPOT
A state-of-the-art scratchbuild complete with plans and how-to ' s .

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FROM TOY TO SCALE
H ow to successfully convert vehicles from your local drug store to HO scale.

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by Bill McKean

4 4 Rail Project Research
ATSF Yard Structures, Depots, and Stations

by Rodger Truax

b Roy M. Stanley II

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by Earl Stephans

48 Rolling Stock Review
Con-Cor International, Limited - The PS-1

by Mike Nesbitt
56 Diesel Detail Close-Up

DISCOVERIES, DETAILS, AND JADE
The saga of a New York Central fifty-foot plug door box car using a Details West kit. The how-to's are included .

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SOUTHERN PACIFIC AND COTTON BELT SIXTY-FOOT BOX CARS
Modeling tips on using the Con-Cor S ixty-Foot Greenville Auto Parts Box Car.

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GLASS BRICK
A modeler's trick for achieving prototypical glass bricks for those structures on your layout.

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by Vern French

Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD45 as D&RGW Rio Grande #5328

by Brian Rutherford

LIGHTNING STRIPES AGAIN!
Modeling with the new S tewart-Kato F3 Covered Wagon . Complete with d iagrams and photos .

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by Rich Picariello
About the Cover:

by W. Terry Stuart

Inside Front Cover:

For more on The Mossmain and Northern Pacific layout, turn to page 14. D avid Scott
Smith photo

Jim Six's Lightning Striped F3 modeling article can be found on page 58. Jim Six
photo on Mark Olstyn's layout

by Jim Six

October t 989

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