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September 2022

The September 2022 issue of Model Railroader

Featured

In this Issue

All Aboard!

Discovery World’s new train exhibit features an HO scale layout based on 20th-century Milwaukee

 

Add a gated crossing to your layout

A simple way to protect lightly used junctions

 

One night in Spokane

The O scale Pacific Railway & Navigation Co. comes alive after dark

A fresh take on the Santa Fe

Noted modeler Chuck Hitchcock’s 28 x 30-foot HO scale layout depicts branchline railroading in Kansas

30 minutes to better vision

Create “footlights” for your workbench with LED strip lights

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
All aboard for the next leg of the trip

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
What does freight car lettering mean?

STEP BY STEP, pg. 24
Quick and easy gondola weathering

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 54
Minding the gap

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 56
HO scale EMD SD70M-2 diesel from Athearn, Bachmann N scale Pennsylvania RR streamlined K4s, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 62
The station agent

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 64

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
Asking “stupid” questions