Model Railroader Magazine 2005 March Big diesels in the desert Scenery & details
Model Railroader Magazine 2005 March Big diesels in the desert Scenery & details
Model Railroader Magazine 2005 March Big diesels in the desert Scenery & details

Model Railroader Magazine 2005 March Big diesels in the desert Scenery & details

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Model Railroader Magazine 2005 March Big diesels in the desert Scenery & details
 
Model Railroader   March 2005   Vol 72 No 3
CONTENTS
6 From the Editor
Lessons from a layout
8 News & Products
Hobby industry news and product announcements
18 Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers
24 Workin' on the Railroad
Scenery: last but not least by Lionel Strang
28 Workshop
Build a layout creeper
32 Coming Events
Upcoming shows, conventions, and meets
40 Step by Step
Paint a locomotive for the Turtle Creek by David Popp
48 Big diesels in the desert
A perfect railfan place by Pelle K. Seeborg
56 Passenger cars from core kits
Part 1: Combine unique sides with common carbodies by Paul J. Dolkos
62 Two projects to detail your large scale flatcars
Simple techniques to make ordinary equipment stand out by Ron Morse and Joe Robertson
64 Modeler's guide to cabooses
A survey of the plastic caboose models in N, HO, S, and O scales by Jim Hediger
70 Let's build a bumping post
A simple soldering project makes a common detail for your layout by Douglas S. Smith
72 Rail lines to the shoreline
An introduction to rail-marine operations and maritime models by Howard Lloyd Online bonus modelrailroader.com
78 A double-deck table layout
A layout designed around a closet, a radiator, and pesky doors by Joe Taylor
82 Start big, finish small
Dreams of an HO empire yield to this compact N scale layout by Don Culp                      Online bonus modelrailroader.com
86 Scenery for our branch line
Part 3: Trees, roads, and water for the Turtle Creek extension by Jim Kelly
92 Information Desk
Making room for trains by Carl Swanson
94 DCC Corner
Convert a Walthers bascule bridge to DCC by Mike Polsgrove
98 Product Reviews - Special Jumbo Edition
Pennsylvania RR K4s 4-6-2 in HO from Broadway Limited                                                   Online bonus modelrailroader.com
Kato N scale California Zephyr passenger car set O scale GP60 from Atlas O ... and more
108 Trains of Thought
Fifty years as an MR reader by Tony Koester
110 Winning photos
Model Railroader's 28th annual photo contest
116 MR's Art Curren Kitbashing Contest rules
129 Index of advertisers
130 Model Railroading is Fun
A light look at our hobby by David Popp


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