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February 2022

The February 2022 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Keeping your scenery looking its best

Dust and time take the sparkle out of even the best scenery

The State Line Series: Building L-girder benchwork

A flexible layout support system for railroads large and small

Adding that extra spark

This simple detail is an easy way to boost a steam locomotive’s realism

The secret of Severna Park

Scratchbuilt structures and great scenery have entranced visitors for more than five decades

Modeling a railcar load

Develop new skills with this HO scale open-load project

Undoing perspective in reference images

Geometry yields more accurate dimensions for making structure plans from photos

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
The secret of Severna Park’s success

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
How are a crane’s hooks secured for travel?

STEP BY STEP, pg. 24
Build a cement silo

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 52
Implementing stay-alive circuits

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 54
GMD FP9 in N scale by Rapido, HO scale PIKO Whitcomb 65-tonner, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 62
Beef up operation with stock shipments

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 64

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
Driving the gold spike – or not