Fall 1980 - Page 3
Vol. 11, No.1
Publishers N ick Siegel S al Piz zoferrato Executive Editor: Robert Schleicher Associate Editors: Bill Wright Albin Burroughs Charles Hepe rrle Art Director: Michael Minnix Assistant Art Director: Cricket Smith Production Editor: Vickie Petersen Typography: Type-Tronics, Inc.
Model Railroading i s published four-times a year
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LAYOUT TOUR: PAUL BURGER'S HO SCALE POTOMAC CENTRAL A ROOM-SIZE RAILROAD FROM 4 x 8-FEET
This is the way to build a model railroad!
by Eashvood Publishing Company, 2901 Blake St.,
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A frack plan to make the 4 x 8 into a railroad with a future
A MODERN MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
A prototype based on future-projection of the past and present
AIR BRUSH PAINTING THE EASY WAY , PART I
The easiest way to finish models of contest quality
IT'S A KIT: BACHMANN'S SHADE TREES
Assembling inexpensive and most-realistic trees
PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO.1: ATLAS SD DIESELS
The first in our series of locomotive-improvement lessons
PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO.2: AHM 2-8-2 MIKADO
How well does the best-looking plastic steamer run?
PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO.3: MANTUAITYCO 2-8-2 MIKADO
The performance bargain of the century?
36 48 54 55 56 59 62 66 74 78 84 90 91 92 94 THE ICE HOUSE, A KIT CONVERSION
How-to make a most-common kit look like a custom building
TWO-TRAIN CONTROL WITH TWO WIRES
Copyright 1980 by Eastwood Publishing
How-to understand and use the MRC Protrac RIC I pack.
DIESEL DE!AIL CLOSE-UP: Rio Grande's EMD F9 DIESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP: DM&IR EMD SD9 SUPER-DETAIL AND SUPER-POWER FOR "F" UNITS
BASICS FOR BEGINNERS
are articles that we feel contain some of the information that any beginner should know when he or she is building that first or second model railroad (there just may be a few things that the "experts" can learn about up-to-date modeling method s, too).
N EW MODELING TECHNIQUES
How to apply the knowledge from the Diesel Detail Close-ups
KADEES FOR ATHEARN F-UNIT DIESELS
Not just new couplers but closer coupling as well
TRAILERS-ON-FLAT CARS, PART II: THE MODERN YEARS
Bringing the story of TOFC transportation up to tomorrow
BUILD A PIGGYBACK FLAT CAR
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 articles we feel are best-suited to "intermediate-level" model railroaders.
FOR EXPERIENCED MODELERS
A kit-conversion to make a TOFC fla t that won't derail
NTRAK IN THE ROCKIES
A layout tour of another of the endless possibilities of NTRAK
DERAIL-PROOF ATLAS' TURNOUTS
H ow-to match your turnouts (switches) to your cars & locomotives
A CAN MOTOR FOR THE MANTUA/TYCO MIKADO
articles designed for those who have developed their skills in the hobby by successfully assembling and painting several of the "Craftsman"-type kits. It is assumed that the modeler who follows these articles knows the basics of the hobby: painting, decal-application, simple 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. Please, experts, be patient and remember what it was like when you w ere learning .. .
ON THE COVER: Dr. John Puscimi's HO scale Baltimore & Ohio 0-8-0 (a PFM brass import) chuffs by a pair of AHM figures and interlocking tower on our cover. The back cover is a scene from Pa ul Burger's HO scale Potomac Central that is this issue's featured Layout Tour.
A Performance-Improvement Test report and how-to feature
LEND US A HAND!!
Your once-an-issue chance to play editor
BACK ISSUE INDEX
The techniques, layout tours and other stuff you missed
MODEL RAILROADING MAGAZINE'S DEALER DIRECTORY
Where to find the kindly folks tha t understand your hobby
NEW LOCOMOTIVES, ROLLING STOCK & ACCESSORIES
MODEL RAILROADING (ISSN 0199-1914) is published quarterly at $9.00 per year by
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