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MODEL RAILROADING
ATTAINABLE EXCELLENCE
NOVEMBER 1989 DEPARTMENTS 4
Index

VOLUME 19, NUMBER 11 FEATURES

Back Issues of Model Railroading Magazine 1 988 a nd 1 989 at a glance

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Editorial New Products The Sandhouse

Product News Column
Rail Project Research

REGIONAL P ROTOTYPE MODELING A r ationale for successful model rai lroading approaching the 21 s t C entury.

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EASY AWNINGS In this part one of two, we ' l l take a look at residential awnings and an easy approach to creating them.

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by Roy M. Stanley II

by W. Terry Stuart a nd Jim Six

Name Observation Cars

by Karen and Earl Stephans
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Letters to the Editor Qut of the Litter Box

Modeler' s Tips and Techniques

12 13

Society Page Listing Railroad Periodical Close-Up

H O Monthly by Karen and Earl Stephans

ST. LOUIS, BROWNSVILLE & MEXICO FORTYEIGHT-FOOT GONDOLA CONC;TRUCTION A s tep-by-step guide, c omplete with diagrams and photos, on the kitbashing of this MoP prototype.

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BELLA UNION THEATER A look at false front b uilding s , complete with a d rawing and modeling tips.

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ATHEARN GP38-2 SUPER DETAILING Super detailing the new generation HO scale diesels requires patience and care. The good news is that no intricate cutting or special skills are required. Take a look!

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by W. Terry Stuart

by Robert E. DeZwaan Jr.

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by Martin Lofton

Y our Trek Plan for the Weekend ...

An alphabetical listing of u pcoming events

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V ideo Screen T ake One ...

A look at Hopewell Productions' Great

Model Railroads, Volume Three a nd Jim Jordan ' s R PO Fast Mail V ideo Magazine from a
modeler' s perspective

PIT TSBURG AND SHAWMUT HOPPER CARS No streak of rust through the woods , the P&S does a s ignificant volume of business, consisting almost e ntirely of coal.

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ATLAS BASHING IN N SCALE: T HE CONCLUSION We' ll conclude our series with a look at modern C trucks . Complete with diagrams and how-to photos .

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BASIC FREIGHTCAROLOGY TWO I n this month's column , we' ll present a brief overview of some of the many resources available for researching freight cars .

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by David Casdorph

by Ron Bearden

by George Melvin

by Bill McKean
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ROlling Stock Review

Model Die Casting Three Bay Rib Side Hopper

by Mike Nesbitt
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Diesel Detail Close-Up

General Electric BQ23-7 as Family Lines S eaboard Coast Line
#5131

by Rich Picariello
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Special Christmas Wish List Catalog AdvertiSing Index

THE BEGINNINGS OF A TRACTIVE POWER RAILWAY I f nostalgia and authenticity are what you desire on your turn-of-the-century layout , then tractive power with the a ccompanying poles and overhead wires is for you . Our first subject here is basic p ole assembly .

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WHEN RAILROADING IS IN YOUR BLOOD ... A look at a man who could, and sho'uld, be a motivation to us all . His history with EMD is complete with wonderful memories in photo form .

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BUILDING BENCHWORK IN o SCALE With the New Haven S ociety of Model Engineers. T his is our first installment, c omplete with diagrams .

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b y Stewart J. Tinturin

by Roy M . Stanley II

AAR FREIGHT CAR DESIGNATIONS In part one of two, w e ' ll take a look at car designations , complete with photo support, based on the most recent edition of the Car and

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A FRONTIER CABIN IN HO SCALE A diorama construction article completed by a member of Model Railroading's next generation .

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b y Jodie Nesbitt
About the Cover:
For more o n Regional Prototype Modeling - A Rationale For Successful Model Railroading Approaching the 21st C entury, turn to page 14. Jim Six photo

by Bob Heckman and John Ainslie

Locomotive Cyclopedia. by Bill McKean

N ovember 1 989

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