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September 2021

The September 2021 issue of Model Railroader

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In this Issue

Custom colors for static grass

Are off-the-shelf options not working for you? Try dyeing fibers

Rails to the Queen City

Coal mines, bakeries, and warehouses are the major industries on this freelanced Appalachian­ layout

Add rail-marine operations to your layout

The Rail-Marine Interface Mechanism can be part of a modular or permanent model railroad

Scratchbuild a timber cribbing loading dock

A chance find during a railfan trip inspired this project

Also in this issue:

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

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Finding inspiration in unexpected places

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 12
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 18
How do I use paper turnout templates?

REHAB MY RAILROAD, pg. 24
Detail a diesel on a budget

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 54
Block detection for signaling

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 48
Atlas HO scale GE Dash 8-40B, ScaleTrains.com N scale UP standard turbine, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 62
21st-century train orders

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 64

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 73

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 74
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