Model Railroader

Model Railroader April 2018

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video plus

Link. Look. Learn more! When this month’s featured project layout concludes in print, the story continues on Model Railroader Video Plus! Visit to find more than 60 step-bystep videos covering all aspects of building and operating the Tar Branch. Not an MRVP subscriber yet? Watch the FREE VIDEO to see what you’ve been missing! Tar Branch videos include: Gerry Leone shows how to string lines between the poles. David Popp adds brick-pavers to trackwork along a loading dock. Cody Grivno shows you how to install a printed photomural. THERE’S ALWAYS MORE ON MRVP! With online access to the MRVP library containing more than 1,000 videos, you’ll get game-changing techniques, costsaving tips, and more at the ready, 24/7, from any internet enabled TV, computer or mobile device. But what if you’re simply looking for something…

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on the web

Share your layout videos John Colombo’s N scale Nickel Plate Road is featured in Model Railroad Planning 2018. John also shared an online layout video at Do you shoot videos of your layout? Be sure to post them on the User Videos page, where you’ll find hundreds of layout tours and project videos uploaded by your fellow model railroaders. MREXTRA Classic Pennsy scenes along the J&G Built by John Travis with help from his wife, Gerry, and several friends, the HO scale Johnstown & Gerryville is a freelanced layout set in southwestern Pennsylvania in the 1950s. Model Railroader subscribers can see this layout come to life in an exclusive online video. MORE REVIEWS & VIDEOS • Videos • News & Reviews • Community • Shop & more.…

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online extras

MREXTRA What’s inside Cody’s Office? Don’t miss the latest episode of our popular web series Modeler’s Spotlight Video – Inside Cody’s Office. Each month associate editor Cody Grivno shows you the latest hobby products, provides tips, and answers viewer questions. Project plans Fertilizer blend plants have been common rail-served industries since the 1950s. Rich Cobb describes the prototype for his HO model of a fertilizer blend plant on page 50. Click on the link under Online Extras on the MR home page to download the Harold W. Russell plans for this trackside industry. Free e-newsletter Sign up on the MR home page, and you’ll get links to new online extras and more in a weekly e-newsletter. You’ll also have access to our Online Forum Community.…

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someday, this is going to be cool

Time is a funny thing. Its passage has the ability not only to age us, but also to make us look at things past in a different light. The effect is noticeable in a lot of places, including the railroads we model. About 30 years ago I was a single budding railfan and modeler, with a job, a car, and a bag full of camera gear. On the weekends and when I had time off, I’d chuck my bag into the back seat and drive for hours to shoot the railroads and their infrastructure in the region where I lived. In addition to the short lines, which were colorful and plentiful, I got a pretty steady diet of the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern railroads. As a modeler, I thought the first…

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news & products

HO scale General Electric Evolution Series diesel locomotives. Wm. K. Walthers Inc. has added these modern road units to its Mainline series. The models are decorated for CSX (ES44AH), Canadian Pacific (ES44AC), Canadian National (ES44AC), BNSF Ry. (ES44C4), Norfolk Southern (ES44AC), and Union Pacific (ES44AH). The HO models are offered in four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current [$129.98] and with a dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder [$199.98]) and feature working front ditch lights. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, HO scale locomotives • General Electric Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (red and silver warbonnet); Canadian National; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chinese Red and gray, fictional scheme); Chicago & North Western; Great Northern (simplified Omaha Orange and Pullman Green, fictional scheme); Norfolk Southern; Spokane, Portland & Seattle (yellow and green, fictional…

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club offerings

• Hocking Valley 41-foot gondola. Accurail HO scale kit decorated for the Central Ohio Model Railroad Club. Two road numbers (21402 and 21217). $22 each plus $8 shipping for one car. Add $3 shipping for each additional car. Ohio residents add 7.5 percent sales tax. Check or money order to COMRC, 2017 Club Car, 6471 Proprietors Rd., Worthington, OH 43085 • Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern three-bay covered hopper. Accurail HO scale model produced for the Kankakee Model Railroad Museum. Kit, $25; assembled with Kadee couplers, $30. Shipping $3.00 per car. Payment by check or money order. Kankakee Model Railroad Museum, 197 South East Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901 • Ocala Midland RR transfer caboose. Bluford Shops HO scale model decorated for the Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society Inc. Two road numbers. One…