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July 2021

The July 2021 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Freelancing vs. prototype modeling­

Both offer advantages and disadvantages; both remain popular

From Rochelle to Atlanta

After a cross-country move, the N scale UP Geneva Subdivision is reconstructed and expanded

Foundations for structures

Methods to help blend your building base into the scenery

Also in this issue:

ON TRAINS.COM, pg. 6
The latest features on our website

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Making a plan and sticking to it

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
Tips on modeling from a wheelchair

REHAB MY RAILROAD, pg. 22
Building Cargill Salt, part 1

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 46
Controlling your Walthers turntable with DCC

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 48
Bachmann N scale NYC J-3a 4-6-4 Hudson, HO scale MLW M420 diesel from Rapido, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 54
The unexpected rewards of one-man crews

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 56

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 65

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 66
Seven milestones in model railroading