The author shares his history in the hobby. He is a real-world train engineer. In addition to A.F. collecting, he also scratchbuilt NYC transit equipment. A track plan of his 11'x17' layout is included, as well as several photos, including ones of his scratchbuilt cars.
Photos of prototype urban rapid transit rail service.
Elevating ones layout track can expand the available modeling space. The author shows examples on his and other's layouts.
This article describes what it takes to make an automated reverse loop for an A.F. layout. Includes a parts list and diagrams.
The author got to visit the Lionel factory and view the new S-scale products, photos of some of which are included in the article.
Some ideas on changing things up a bit with freight cars, such as leaving off the journal box caps, leaving previous ownership paint schemes partially visible, odd gondola ends, hoppers freeze so a fire would be started next to them to defrost their load leading to interesting weathering,
Carefully handling TOFC trailers, and putting them back into their boxes without damage.
The latest news about 1:64 vehicles. Includes a few photos on how to model a half-submerged vehicle being pulled out of the river.
The author shares how he made a tool to be able to paint the sideframe of a truck without getting paint in the critical areas.
Summary of the responses received to the most-recent questionnaire.
The A.F. layout of the All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego is featured in text and photos.
Photos of and around the South Bend, Indiana Union Station, as well as its history and the area's track diagram.
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