The author and Will Holt attended the Lionel product announcement meeting. Several A.F. products were discussed. Includes photos of the new products for 1996.
Using the American Models baywindow caboose, the author kitbashes it into a B&O I-17 model. Includes a parts list, construction photos, and detail diagrams.
The author shares a photo of an unloader found in an industrial area on the east side of Sacramento, California.
A profile of the various layouts that will be open for the local tour during the 1996 NASG Convention. These include Dave Belanger's Detroit & Chicago Central, Don Gates' New York Central, Jim De Witt's Denver & Rio Grande Western, and the author's Grand Valley Northeastern. All with a photo.
The author lists, and provides a brief description of, all the area's prototype railroads one can view.
The author describes all the plans that the 1996 NASG Convention will have for the ladies.
This article covers how to handle modules with different rail heights (code 125 and code 100).
Introduces Dave Held.
This brief article describes how David Avedesian made his AF action caboose run smooth and quiet.
This is a product review for the Berlyn Locomotive Works Sn3 car kit, a C&S Type II box car. Includes a photo. Part of the article got chopped off during editing of the magazine; the text is included in the next issue's column.
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