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March 2023

The March 2023 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Twilight on the Gulf & Pacific

John Acosta’s freelanced HO scale railroad is lighted for night operations.

Guilford’s Bishop Street Branch

Part 3: Scenery base, trees, scrub and underbrush, and an abandoned quarry.

Want an adit? Add it!

You can incorporate a mine entrance scene even on finished scenery.

Trinity’s popular 5,161 covered hopper

Drawings of a car that debuted in 1995

Build a vintage streetcar diner

A photo in an Indiana railroad history book led to this O scale display

Rural New England in a coffee table

An N scale layout that showcases what can be done in a small space

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Model railroading could save your life

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 10
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 14
What goes into modeling a breakfast cereal factory?

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 52
Powering turnout motors and frogs

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 56
General Electric Dash 9-44CW in HO scale by Athearn, Prairie Shadows N scale covered hopper, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 60
Working the Ford drill

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 62

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
The learning never stops