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T he b est of a ll p ossible w orld s m ay n ot b e ju st a round t h e c orn er f or s ome p eop le b ut f or m odel r ailroad ers, i t w ould seem to be j u st a h op , s kip, a nd j ump. All t hi s o ptimism s prings f rom h aving l ooked o ver a ll t he l iterature o n w histles, smoke, elect roni c control s, n ew d evic es, gadgets a nd a cce sso rie s, a nd g ood i d eas b y the carload . We even r un a cross som e m odel a irplane stuff once i n a w hile, a nd we' ll b et t h at soo n s omeone d opes o ut a w ay t o p ower a p ush er e ngine w ith a n ew g adget ca ll ed the " Minijet" e ngine ( although w e'll t ake even m on ey t hat i t n ever r eplac es t he i r on h orse). So me fine i d eas c ome i n f rom t h e r ead e rs, a nd o ccasionally a c harming l ett er such as t he o n e f rom t h e yo ung c hap w ho e n,t er prisingly cut o ut a ll o f t he p ictur es o n t he S NAPSHOTS p ag e of t h e A pril i ssue a nd se nt t h em to u s a sking fo r llis fiv e silver d oll ar s, p lea se ! W e e xplained to h im r e gretfully t hat w e n eeded o riginal p ictures, b ut f or a l ong t im e w e d allied w ith t h e i d ea of t rying t o p ut o ne o ver 011 t he b ookk ee pin g d e partment. W e t hink t h e h arde st j ob 'o n t he m aga zine i s choosing t he p i ctures f or S NAP SHOTS, b ut w e d o l ike t o h ave p lenty to choose f rom . K eep s en ding t h em i n, a nd w e'll k eep m ailing t h e d ollar b ills o ut to t h e w inn ers. P assing o n t he n otes f rom T eaders t hat seem m ost g enerally i nter es ting , we q uote

A n ew M ODEL B UILDER, b igger, m or e v ital, w ith m o re v ariety t h a n e ve r b e for e, w ill c ome t o y o u i n O ctober. W ith i ts n ew, l arg e r, s i ze, M ODEL B UILDER w ill p rese nt i t s d rawin gs, p hotographs a n d sk etches w ith i nc rease d c l ar it y a nd v ividn ess. O u r o ld w riters, v eterans o f m any a b attl e w ith t racks a nd t ypewriters, w ill s t ill b e w ith u s, a nd w e've g o t a c rop o f n ewcomers w ho a r e f ull t o t he b r im w ith n ew i d eas . T h e n ew M ODEL B UILDER w ill c onform t o y our w ishes a s e x pres se d i n l e tt e rs a nd c onver sa tion s, a nd w i t h y o ur h e lp, w e' ll k ee p i t t h e b est " Magazin e f or M odel R ailroader s ."

p art o f a l e tter f rom L aurence G ieringer, o ur w riting e xpert f rom t he R oad side A m er ica D isplay a t H amburg, P enn sy l v ania, w ho h as som e a nswers to a n i n q uiry o n m at e rial s for u se i n l and sc aping: " . . . T h er e a re m a ny m aterial s to be u sed . . . T he m at e ri al u sed i n R oadside A merica i s j ust c ommon p aten t ed p laster sa nded as u sed to p la ster h om es-cos t, 70d: a h undr ed p ounds a nd I p laced 6 % t ons i n 2 % d a ys w ith a h elper. I t i s so str ong I c an w alk o n i t a nd i t c an b e w a sh ed w ith s oapy w ater a nd a h o se str eam. T h e m aterial c an b e co lored w ith c oloring w hile m ixing ( a s a d ark u nd ercoat) a nd w hen d r y can b e h ighlighted w ith v ari o u s shade s . .. t h e b est scr een in g f or t hi s ma terial i s ga lvanized e xpand ed m etal w hich i s m uch c heaper t h an t h e r egul ar s quare m esh so o ft en t alk ed a bo ut . . ." A nd f rom J ohn H oldsworth o f W in chester , Mass., we r ece ived a n ote s ome t ime a go, s aying, " . . . I n oticed i n t he a rticle o n a W ay sid e T el e graph Offi ce t hat Y a nd H a re b oth r e pr ese nt ed b y f our d ot s. S urely t her e m u st b e a n e rror som e where? . . ." W ell , t h ere sur ely lUu st, a nd w e've d ictated a so mewhat b itter n ote to o ur T eleg raph E ditor t e llin g h im f or P ete's s ake t o rem ember t hat o ur r eade r s " really r ea d." A nd G eorge R . M orris o f N 'O rl ea ns sugge sts t hat " . .. i f t here wa s a d epa r t

( Continu ed o n p ag e 37 )

STEAM E LECTRIC G ENERATING P LANT
A p ow er p lant i s t he h eart o f a ny t own , v illage o r city , a nd i t ca n p lug u p t hat v acant spot o n yo ur r oad.

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A GAS S TATION
T hi s r oad sid e o ctane d i spe n ser w ill k eep y our c ars, t ru cks a nd b u sses c hock f ull of p ep a nd r arin g t o go.

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SLANGUAGE O F T HE RAILS
A m a ste r of t he a rt t ell s y ou h ow , w hen a nd w h e re to u se r ailroad slanguage a nd s tart s h i s R .R. glo ssary.

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SNAPSHOTS CIRCLE "COO R ANCH
P unch c attle, t ak e i n a f ew d ud es o n t he sid e, a nd ship t h em b oth v ia yOUl' W estern si n gl etra ck Sp Ul'

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VETS A T T HE T HROTTLE
T he B & O 's c rack l ayout t ravels t he v eterans' h o s p ital c ircuit t o give f un a nd t herapy t o p atient s.

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UNION P A CIFIC
T he h i story of a t ou gh , l u sty, h ardh itt in g r a ilr oad t hat h a s s ettled i nto o n e o f A merica' s finest systems.

A RAILROAD CROSSING
D elta l in es u se of cuts a nd u nderpa sses i s as sli ck as e ver we re m odeled, a nd a ll t he t ip s a re i ncluded .

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A CAR W ASHER
A simple m od el , f rom p r o tot y pe, t hat w ill k eep yo ur p assen ger c ars s pa rkling a nd y our p a sse ngers satisfi ed.

AND N EXT O CTOBER

P ENCIL P OINTS I N MODEL R AILROADING
F irst o f a se ries , t hi s te ll s h ow t he M organ c ellar p ike was p lann ed a nd h ow y ou t oo c an get a r unning start.

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I n o ur n ew p resentation , w e'll h ave a h i stor y of t he So uth ern , a rticl es b y Sh er m an, B arthol om ew, E lli son, G ieringer, a nd n e wcom ers w ho h ave a rticl es too goo d to h e d iscus sed u ntil y ou a ctually s ee th em i n p rint.

C OVER P HOTO -New L IONEL 20 W heel P enn sylvania R .R. S team T urbine L ocomotive. G ordon K . Z ern - Editor; E unic e D anziger-Ass istant E ditor; R obert S herman-C onsulting E ditor; R . L od a to- Circulation M anager
F or a dvertis i ng i nformntion , w rite to M ODEL B UILDER, Room 1900, 15 E ast 26th S treet, N ew Y ork 10, N ew Y ork.
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