Model Railroader Magazine 2005 May Operations Make realistic trees Gator board c
Model Railroader Magazine 2005 May Operations Make realistic trees Gator board c

Model Railroader Magazine 2005 May Operations Make realistic trees Gator board c

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Model Railroader Magazine 2005 May Operations Make realistic trees Gator board c
 
Model Railroader   May 2005   Vol 72 No 5
CONTENTS
6 From the Editor
The big engine
8 News & Products
Nuremberg Toy Fair report
18 Railway Post Office
Letters from our readers
24 Workin' on the Railroad
A transition era of my own by Lionel Strang
28 Workshop
Scrap plastic sprues make realistic industrial vents
32 Coming Events
Upcoming shows, conventions, and meets
40 Step by Step
Make a mix-and-match industry by David Popp
48 A long run - with a purpose
An operations-intensive HO layout built by a professional railroader by Carl Swanson
HOW-TO PROJECT
54 Modeling Clinchfield F units
Easy detail changes update any veteran EMD cab unit by Bob Helm and Jim Six
58 Narrow gauge in a small room
Ore trains and mixed freights serve this freelanced Onn layout by George Hall
NEW LAYOUT TECHNIQUES
64 Steel benchwork                                                                                                                              
Build a layout with steel studs in place of traditional wood framing by Bill Boyd with Art Jones  Online bonus
70 Towering timber
Four easy techniques for modeling tall trees by Lou Ullian ? Online bonus
NEW LAYOUT TECHNIQUES                                                                                                               
76 Meet Gator board
Gatorfoam and Gatorplast have untapped modeling applications by Dave Myers
PROTOTYPE DRAWING                                                                                                                        
80 A classic modernized American
Yosemite Valley RR 4-4-0 no. 22 by Jack Burgess
84 Shallow link for switch motors
A simple lever that keeps Lemaco motors out of sight by Mike Evans
ROOM-SIZED MODEL RAILROADS                                                                                                                                 
86 Mountain railroading in a small room
Plan for a 13 x 13-foot HO Eastern mountain railroad by Bob Sprague
92 Information Desk
Building a passenger train by Carl Swanson
96 DCC Corner
Decoder-controlled passenger car lighting                                                                                      
by Mike Polsgrove Online bonus modelrailroader.com
100 Product Reviews                                                                                                                           
HO EMD SD40-2 from Broadway Limited Imports / Online bonus modelrailroader.com                                                                                                                                       Branchline Trains 8-1-2 Pullman in HO Second-generation GP35 in HO from Athearn ... and more
108 Trains of Thought
The quest for the holy, um, eagle by Tony Koester
110 Trackside Photos
129 Index of advertisers
130 Model Railroading is Fun
A light look at our hobby by David Popp


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