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October 2021

The October 2021 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Blue signals to protect workers

Make operations on your railroad more realistic with commercial and scratchbuilt flags

Back to 1940s Brooklyn in N scale

Model railroaders hate to see potential layout space go to waste

A simply satisfying Santa Fe short line

A small switching layout fulfills a ­childhood dream

Hidden Epoxy River Railroad

One modeler’s creative, space-saving solution­

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
No room for a railroad? Think again

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
Which way should rotary-dump gons face?

RAILWAY POST OFFICE, pg. 24
Letters from our readers

REHAB MY RAILROAD, pg. 26
Upgrading the MR&T with Walthers’ new turnouts

DCC CORNER, pg. 54
Advanced automatic reversing controllers

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 56
Rapido HO scale EMD SW1200, General Electric U23B in HO from Atlas, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 62
Tower mysteries revealed

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 64

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
The portal that led to paradise