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February 2023

The February 2023 issue of Model Railroader

Featured

In this Issue

Guilford's Bishop Street Branch

Part 2: Benchwork, track, and wiring for our HO scale project layout

Easy operation, big scenery

This modeler’s third layout is one both he and his grandsons can enjoy

Weather a boxcar

Give an Athearn 60-foot HO scale boxcar road wear in a few easy steps

Scratchbuild the art deco Salida Depot

A brick depot inspired by an art deco masterpiece

A rail route to Cuba

Retirement and a move made room for a port terminal layout based on childhood memories

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Creating and sharing expertise

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
How do I build a layout swing gate?

RAILWAY POST OFFICE, pg. 22
letters from our readers

STEP BY STEP, pg. 24
Making tall field grass

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 54
Wiring turntables

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 56
Amtrak EMD E8 in HO scale from Rapido Trains, Broadway Limited HO scale EMD SD45, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 62
Not protecting, except…

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 64

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
How long is a short circuit?