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November 2021

The November 2021 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Using LEDs to model fusees

Protect your train crews from collisions with this simple scenery detail

Detail and weather war emergency hoppers

Enhance commercial HO scale models using these easy-to-follow techniques

Going Out East

This freelanced HO scale layout changes locations across New England depending on the equipment run

Learning on the job

Alex Nawotka’s first effort was a big step forward

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Introducing the variable location layout

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
Why do these boxcars have built-in lights?

REHAB MY RAILROAD, pg. 24
Upgrading the MR&T with Walthers’ new turnouts

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 54
The new Walthers turnouts are here

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 56
EMD GP18 in HO from Athearn, Walthers HO standard-cupola caboose, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 60
Going to rules school

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 62
Special Great Model Railroads preview

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
Providing quiet zones