Model Railroader

Model Railroader December 2017

The world’s most popular model railroading magazine publishes the information you need to build your own railroad. Get Model Railroader digital magazine subscription today for step-by-step how-to projects; great model train layouts; and realistic track plans. You'll also get reviews of the latest locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories in HO, N, O, and other scales, expert tips, and more!

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Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
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on the web

MORE REVIEWS & VIDEOS • Videos • News & Reviews • Community • Shop & more. Get started with our can’t-miss video playlist MR Video Plus provides step-by-step demonstrations, helpful tips, and real railroading action. Whether you want to improve your skills, get started in the hobby, or enjoy the thrill of rail adventure, we’ve got something for everyone. To get started, MR Video Plus has put together a new playlist of selected shows that you can watch for FREE! Visit Inside MRVP: A week in the life! MR Video Plus staffers work hard to produce all-new videos for subscribers to enjoy, each and every week of the year! For a rare insider look at what it takes to deliver top-notch content, you’ll want to watch the first part of MRVP Behind the Camera as part of the…

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free playlist features

Have fun learning about clever hobby tips, tricks, and tools from master model railroader Gerry Leone. Our vast library of how-to videos offers practical assistance with common topics, and then some! Explore real railroads and tour rail-served industries with Drew Halverson and Charlie Conway. Master airbrush painting and weathering with help from FineScale Modeler senior editor Aaron Skinner. Viewed through the lens of Ben Lake’s cameras, you’ll tour impressive model railroads of all sizes and scales. and many more EXCLUSIVE videos!…

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connecting with the early days of the hobby

There are moments in life that offer perspective. This month, it’s Eric White’s story about building a vintage freight car kit on page 36. There’s nothing like opening a 1950s freight car model kit in 2017 to make you appreciate how far this hobby has come in less than 100 years. You really had to have some imagination when you took the lid off of the Ambroid helium car kit box around the time it was produced. All that’s inside are some fairly rough blocks and sticks of wood, a piece of wire, and maybe a few potmetal castings. I know, there are still rolling stock and structure kits like this produced. Today, they’re known as “craftsman” models. If you want to challenge yourself and your modeling skills sometime, see if you…

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news & products

Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive. Walthers has added this six-axle road unit to its Mainline series. The SD60M is decorated for Burlington Northern, BNSF Ry. (Heritage II), Conrail (“Quality” scheme), CSX (dark blue and yellow with boxcar herald), Norfolk Southern (horsehead silhouette), and Union Pacific in four road numbers per scheme (two each in DC and Digital Command Control). An undecorated model is also available. The SD60M has a late-style cab with a two-piece windshield, open grating on the steps, and molded drill starter points for grab irons. Direct-current models retail for $129.98. Versions with a SoundTraxx dual-mode sound decoder sell for $199.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, HO scale locomotives • Electro-Motive Division SD38-2 diesel locomotive. CIT Rail Leasing; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; Detroit, Toledo & Ironton; McCloud River…

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club offerings

• Chicago & North Western Pullman-Standard PS-2 2,003-cubic-foot-capacity two-bay covered hopper. Kadee HO scale model custom-decorated for the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. Three road numbers. Single car, $47.95; three-car set, $121.95. Postage included to U.S. addresses. Illinois residents add 9.5 percent sales tax. C&NWHS – MR, P.O. Box 1068, North Riverside, IL 60546 • Ohio Northeastern 50-foot three-bay offset-side hopper car. Bowser HO scale kit customdecorated for the Youngstown Model Railroad Association’s 60th anniversary. Three road numbers. $22 each (shipping included). Send check or money order to Dean DeMain, HO vice president, 747 Orlo Ln., Youngstown, OH 44512. PayPal orders accepted online at • Old Colony Division 36-foot panel-side hopper. Accurail HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Old Colony Model Railroad Club. Two road numbers. Plastic wheelsets and Accumate…