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March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Model Railroader

Featured

In this Issue

Prototypical layout, freelanced extension

A modeler whose work appeared in Great Model Railroads makes good use of some extra track, turnouts, and space

A fresh take on handlaid track

Commercial tie strips and turnout kits make it easier than ever to lay your own rail

A team effort on the B&M

A husband and wife combine forces to model the New England region where they both grew up

Modeling Thurmond, W.Va., in HO scale

This layout was designed to be a 3-D work of art

Modeling a flatcar load

Farm equipment makes a visually interesting load for the On30 Sandy River

More in this issue

FROM THE EDITOR
•Dreaming, planning, and model railroading

NEWS & PRODUCTS
•Hobby industry news

ASK MR
•What’s a demonstrator locomotive?

REHAB MY RAILROAD
•Adding water scenes to Jones Island

DCC CURRENTS
•Digitrax UT6D throttle and Peco Unifrogs

PRODUCT REVIEWS
•Atlas Classic HO Scale RSD-5 diesel
•Kitwood Hill Models 36-foot On30
•Athearn Genesis HO scale Union Pacific CA-8 caboose

ON OPERATION
•The ritual of train registers

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS
•Online bonus

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON

TRAINS of THOUGHT
‘Are you Tony Koester?’ — Part 2