Model Railroader Magazine 2013 April Coal across the mountains Add working gates
Model Railroader Magazine 2013 April Coal across the mountains Add working gates

Model Railroader Magazine 2013 April Coal across the mountains Add working gates

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Model Railroader 2013 April
30 A narrow gauge conversion
A chance meeting and a rail trip turned this Georgia modeler into a D&RGW and RGS fan
by Jim Hoffman ?Online bonus  
37 Build a quarry branch
Part 4: HO scale rolling stock painted for quarry service by Cody Grivno
42 Build a working industrial gate
Security gates are a common obstacle encountered by switch crews
by Lance Mindheim
? Online bonus  
46 Mountain railroading through coal country MREXTRA
A real railroader fills his basement with a C&O-inspired
HO empire by Bill Doll
54 Model a typical 1950s tractor-trailer
Minor modifications help turn an HO scale model into a period-correct road hauler
by Mont Switzer
58 Windswept trees from natural materials
Twisted trunks and caspia branches capture a rugged look by Ross Katz
60 Extend the reach of a switch motor
A simple bracket resolves a benchwork clearance problem by Rich Thom
62 A freelanced car ferry track plan
This spare-room-sized HO scale plan features interchange via car ferry
by Tom McRae
76 Trackside Photos
by Steven Otte
6 Digital MR
The latest features on our website by Dana Kawala
8 From the Editor
Avoid layout distractions by Neil Besougloff
10 News & Products Hobby industry news by Cody Grivno
18 Railway Post Office Letters from our readers by Eric Stelpflug
20 Information Desk
Depot upgrade in progress by Jim Hediger
22 Workshop Tips
Airbrushes and how they work
by Jim Hediger

26 Step by Step
How to reletter a car without repainting
by Cody Grivno
66 DCC Corner
How to figure power for a DCC system
by Mike Polsgrove

68 Product Reviews MREXTR Athearn HO scale EMD GP38-2 with DCC sound, HO scale Budd RDC from Walthers, and more
by Dana Kawala
75 Trains of Thought When 'to scale' is too big by Tony Koester
89 Index of Advertisers and Cartoon
90 The Operators
Train order questions and answers
byAndy Sperandeo

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