Using HO-scale structures in the background in deep corners can yield an effective forced-perspective.
A review of the purpose of this special car, and how the author created an S-scale model of it.
The author shares a couple of examples of upgrading older S-scale models with Kadee couplers.
After describing the history and fundamentals of prototype turntables, the author describes in step-by-step instructions how to build a turntable. Includes prototype photos, construction diagrams, construction photos, and a materials list. More photos can be found on page 33 of this PDF version of this issue.
The author describes how to replace a split/worn gear in this locomotive using a replacement part from NWSL. He also describes how to add weight to the tender, to keep if from derailing on curves that are a bit too tight for the model.
The author wants bridges, but didn't want to deal with grades. His layout is only 30" deep. He shares his ideas on how to model them effectively given those constraints. Includes construction photos, final photos, as well as prototype photos.
The author describes how he installed a Soundtraxx Econami DCC sound decoder into a Rex Suburban locomotive. Includes installation photos.
Contest results, and a detailed description of the models, from the 1999 NASG Convention, including some photos.
The author examines the sources of noise in our steam locomotives, what we can do to improve their running abilities while keeping them quiet, and his conclusions after replacing and testing several motors. He used four different Rex steam locomotives for his tests.
The author reviews the corn load made by Lenny and Rita Leier (available via eBay).
The days of the large control panels are done. The author is building his layout with DCC and radio-frequency throttle.
The author describes a small (24"x54") layout he built using A.C. Gilbert AF parts. Includes photos and a track plan.
The author describes a historical event that caused an NP steam locomotive to fall into the pit of a turntable. The author built a scene on his home layout to replicate the event.
A fun board game produced by Lionel in 1988, but may be found online still.
The author describes his desire to own one of these since being a young boy, but he finally had a chance to buy one. He describes the workings of the accessory in this article, accompanied by several photos.
The author describes how a Howe bridge gains its strength. He provides templates and a step-by-step guide to building such a bridge. Also included are construction photos.
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