{"id":5895884767384,"title":"Model Railroader - Magazine - Vol. 87 - Issue 08 - Aug. 2020","handle":"model-railroader-magazine-vol-87-issue-8-aug-2020","description":"\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVol. 87\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIssue: 8\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRelease: August 2020\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSeries: Model Railroader\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePublisher: Kalmbach\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e5 tips for trouble-free turnouts\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eby James McNab\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSince turnouts play a prominent role on model railroads, they deserve attention before and after installation, as well as during routine maintenance. 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I also chose that year because there's a wide variety of commercially available structures and details for modeling that time period.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to model a concrete retaining wall\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eby Lou Sassi\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRetaining walls are a common trackside feature, especially when an industrial spur rises a few feet above grade. The elevation change and the wall are also easy ways to add visual interest to a model railroad scene.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAll you need to know, in four square feet\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eby Lance Mindheim\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLife often has a way of pushing our dream model railroad into the future. Depending on your circumstances it may be years or even decades until you're in a situation where you can have the layout you ultimately want. the question is, how do you best prepare for \"the day\" when you finally have the time, space, and money for a model railroad?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOverview:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eModel Railroader\u003c\/em\u003e has been the leading model train magazine for the past 75 years.  Each month, we bring you step-by-step modeling projects, fascinating photo tours of model train layouts, unbiased product reviews, new product announcements, tips from the experts and much more!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Model Railroader - Magazine - Vol. 87 - Issue 08 - Aug. 2020

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  • Vol. 87
  • Issue: 8
  • Release: August 2020
  • Series: Model Railroader
  • Publisher: Kalmbach
Features:

5 tips for trouble-free turnouts
by James McNab
Since turnouts play a prominent role on model railroads, they deserve attention before and after installation, as well as during routine maintenance. Taking the time to ensure turnouts perform well will guarantee more reliable, and therefore more enjoyable, operation.

Freight cars of the '70s
by Eric White
So you want to model the 1970s. Now you have to figure out what equipment is appropriate. Aspects of the whole world touch on our modeled landscape, so there' a lot to consider. For now, though, I'm going to focus on freight cars.
The '70s were the era of my youth. Like many modelers, I want to model what I remember. For me the draw is the combination of the traditional and the modern.

Transition-era favorites
by Dale Martell
Representing locales ranging from Michigan to North Carolina, my HO scale Midwest & Southern Atlantic RR (M&SA) is freelanced, letting me celebrate a variety of my favorite railroads. I chose 1954 as the era of my layout so I can plausibly run both steam and diesel locomotives. I also chose that year because there's a wide variety of commercially available structures and details for modeling that time period.

How to model a concrete retaining wall
by Lou Sassi
Retaining walls are a common trackside feature, especially when an industrial spur rises a few feet above grade. The elevation change and the wall are also easy ways to add visual interest to a model railroad scene.

All you need to know, in four square feet
by Lance Mindheim
Life often has a way of pushing our dream model railroad into the future. Depending on your circumstances it may be years or even decades until you're in a situation where you can have the layout you ultimately want. the question is, how do you best prepare for "the day" when you finally have the time, space, and money for a model railroad?

Overview:

Model Railroader has been the leading model train magazine for the past 75 years.  Each month, we bring you step-by-step modeling projects, fascinating photo tours of model train layouts, unbiased product reviews, new product announcements, tips from the experts and much more!