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Spring 1981

Vol.11, No.3

Publishers: Nick Siegel

Sal Pi zzoferrato
Executive Editor: R obert Schle icher Associate Editors: B il l Wright

A lbin Burroughs Robert H iggins Amy O'Donnell Art Director: Cricket Smith Production Editor: V ick ie Petersen Typography: T ype-Tronics, Inc.

MODEL RAILROADING
__ ':--4 10 D ICK SHURBERG'S HO SCALE RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

U.5. or Canada. Unsolicited manuscripts or photographs should be accompanied by return postage and Eastwood Publishing Company assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of such material. No part of this publication may be reprinted without written permiSSion from the publishers. Printed in U.S.A. The information contained in the various articles in this magazine is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, no results guaranteed, nor is any freedom from any patent or copyright to be inferred. Since we have no control over the physical conditions surrounding the application of information in this magazine, Eastwood Publishing Company and the various authors and . editors disclaim any liability for untoward results and/or for any physical injury incurred by using the information herein. Copyright 1980 by Eastwood Publishing Company.

Model Railroading is published four-times a year by Eastwood Publishing Company, 2901 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205. Price per single copy is $2.50, $2.75 in Canada. Subscriptions are $9.00 in the

The mountains truly are massive on this layout
AIR BRUSH BASICS, PART 2: WEATHERING STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 16 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE DETAIL CLOSE-UP: SANTA FE's . P ACIFICS A M ODEL RAILROAD FOR A TWO-CAR GARAGE

T here is simply no better way to do this job

A part-by-part guide to super-detailing a locomotive

18 24

HOW-TO SIMULATE REAL WOOD ON PLASTIC FLAT CAR ' D ECKS W IRING I I - TWO-RAIL, NO-SHORT, TRICKS

T here's room above-the-car for an HO scale empire

A few extra steps can make a simple kit a showpiece

28 30 34 38 41 42 44 46 48

M ODULAR MODEL RAILROADING FOR HO SCALE B UILD A RAILROAD STEP-BY-STEP: PART II, SCENERY OLAF MELHOUSE'S NTRAK MODULAR LAYOUT

T he basics of adding extra tracks that operate

The first in a series of portable/permanent plans

T echniques that will work on any model railroad A close look at a fine NTRAK layout module

ABOUT THOSE LABELS....

BASICS FOR BEGINNERS
are articles that we fee l contain some of the information thatany beginner shou ld know when he or she is bu ilding that first or second model railroad (there just may be a few th ings that the "experts" can learn _ about up-to-date mode ling m e thods, too ) .

P ERFORMANCE TEST REPORT

P ERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO. 7: CON COR N SCALE P A-l DIESEL P ERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO.8: BACHMANN N S CALE GP40 DIESEL P ERFORMANC E TEST REPORT N O.9: ATHEARN moc D IESEL T UNE-UP FOR ATHEARN D IESELS/A LESSON IN LUBRICA TION

W hat we use to test locomotives and why

NEW MODELING TECHNIQUES
are actually tested methods of making or improving models. We call them "new" because they probably will be new to most of you. These are the artides we feel are best-suited to "intermediate-level" mod e l rai lroaders.

Performance-Improvement Test No. 3 is a shocker
56 57 58 D IESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP: AMTRAK's EMD F40PH D IESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP: MILWAUKEE's EMD 'GP9 P AINTING PROFILES N O . 1: FREIGHT CARS OF THE FIFTIES

F OR EXPERIENCED MODELERS
artic les designed for those who have deve loped their skills in the hobby by successfully assembling and pain ting several of the "Craftsman" - type kits. It is assumed that the modeler who follows these articles knows the basics of the hobby: painting, decal-app lication , s im p le soldering, etc., etc. . . . '. We hope to make the hobby more interesting and a whole lot less of a mystery for the newcomer with these labels. We do the same thing when we show EVERY step. P lease, experts, be patient and remember what it was like when you w ere learning . . . D ick Shurberg 's HO scale R io Grande railroad c limbs through arid mountains that capture much of the spectacu lar s ize of the real Wasatch Range.

Paint and decal data for 50-foot automobile cars
60 70 72 80 86 87 92 88 94 BUILD A BAGGAGE CAR

A kit-conversion you can build in N or HO scales
KADEE COUPLERS FOR AHM PASSENGER CARS

The quick and inexpensive ,way to improved operation
A F REIGHT HOUSE

. Convert Bachmann's N or HO scale station into an industry T he almost-instant way to lay flex or sectional track

SUPER-FAST TRACK-LAYING TRICKS LEND US A HAND!!

A nother chance for you to play editor
L ETTERS

FRONT COVER:

The place for your knowledge and questions
BACK ISSUE INDEX

J ust so you can be sure you haven't missed one
MODEL RAILROADING MAGAZINE'S DEALER DIRECTORY N EW LOCOMOTIVES, ROLLING STOCK, STRUCTURES AND ACCESSORIES

BACK COVER:

A nothe l look at D ick Shurberg's mountains and a c lose-up of Olaf Melhouse's NTRA K farm community module. The techniques for weathering any steam locomotive begin on page 10. The Burlington baggage car can be built in either N or HO scale to match a San taFe prototype; it' s story starts on page 60.

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