Model Railroader

Model Railroader February 2020

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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video plus

WATCH THESE OTHER FEATURED TITLES! Model railroad deconstructed. Gerry Leone looks back on dismantling his old Bona Vista layout to start all over again. MRVideoPlus.com/BVend Handlaying track. Learn the basics for laying good-looking, smooth-running track with contributing editor Tony Koester. MRVideoPlus.com/WSSHLT Andy and the G-D Line. Our late executive editor Andy Sperandeo describes operating the famed Gorre & Daphetid. MRVideoPlus.com/RND21 Read the article, then watch the video! After you learn about a modeling technique in the pages of Model Railroader magazine, log in to Model Railroader Video Plus from your smartphone, tablet, or other internet-enabled device to get in-depth, step-by-step instructions. It’s like being at the workbench or the layout with your favorite MRVP staffer. In this month’s Step By Step column, author Mike Roselle shares his method for modeling rails embedded in the street using foam sheets.…

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delivering the hobby world to your door

Trainfest, the giant show held each November in Milwaukee, was one for the record books — for a number of reasons. Billed as “America’s Largest Operating Model Railroad Show,” this year’s edition featured more than 70 layouts covering a space equivalent to five football fields, plus 120 hobby dealers and manufacturers, a dizzying number of new product introductions (see “News and Products” on page 10 for a detailed report), and numerous hands-on activities and clinics for everyone from toddlers to modelers. This year, for the first time, the Model Railroader Video Plus team shared the excitement via live streaming video. I’ll spare you the technical details (because I don’t understand them!), but I was on the sidelines when the lights came on; the cameras pointed at hosts David Popp, Cody Grivno, and Steve…

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many new items unveiled at trainfest 2019

N scale Chicago & North Western Pullman bi-level 400 train set. Kato’s latest bookcase set is in hobby shops now. The N scale C&NW Pullman bi-level 400 set features an Electro-Motive Division E8A diesel locomotive, a coach-buffet, two four-window coaches, a coach-parlor car, and a cab-coach. The locomotive has directional golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights. The cars feature blackened metal wheels, all-wheel electrical pickup, and directional head and taillights on the cab-coach. Direct-current sets retail for $260; versions with a Digital Command Control (DCC) motor and light decoder are $355; and sets with an ESU LokSound DCC sound decoder are $485. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, katousa.com A variety of new products were announced at Trainfest 2019. The 48th annual show was held on the second weekend of November at State Fair Park in the…

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spic and span

I enjoyed the article on Jack Varadi’s Greenville & Ohio Railroad [“Freelancing an Appalachian short line,” December] and appreciate his craftsmanship. Based on my New Haven RR experience, Interstate Alco no. 33 has to be fresh out of the paint shop to have the top of the white hood that clean. The New Haven received its Alcos with orange hoods and dark green cabs. It wasn’t long afterward that the New Haven painted the tops of the hoods dark green to hide the “soot.” I’ve subscribed to Model Railroader since 1963 and enjoyed every issue. Keep up the great work. David Varholy Mystic, Conn.…

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model railroader’s photo contest!

MAIL ENTRIES TO: Model Railroader magazine photo contest P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612 ENTRY DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2020 RULES: 1. Send a digital file saved in RAW, TIFF, or JPG format on a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or USB flash drive plus a color print of your photo. Entries that do not include a print will be rejected. Prints from desktop color printers are acceptable. Label your disk and your print with your name and contact information. Digital photos must be taken with a 5 megapixel photo or better. We will not accept film, slides, or prints alone. No cell phone images. 2. The photo must feature a model railroad scene and be taken by the contestant. Each contestant is limited to three entries. 3. Each entry must include a description of the photo. Describe the train…

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can i fix a bubble in a cured water feature?

Q I was working on some scenery when I saw bubbles in the Woodland Scenics Realistic Water in my river. It was already cured, and I was wondering if that had ever happened to you, and if you knew how to get rid of them without messing up the river. Braden Gryskiewicz, Wadsworth, Ohio A That’s a hazard of pouring water features, especially if you use a resin product that requires mixing. We often use the side of a power drill chuck held against the side of the resin cup to vibrate the bubbles out of mixed resin before pouring. The same technique can be used to cause bubbles to rise to the surface after pouring. I’m afraid that once the water is cured, though, there’s nothing you can do to get…