Model Railroad Planning 2021


In this Issue

A mountain railroad designed for industrial switching

Looking to the prototype for inspiration and information

A different approach to modeling the Santa Fe

A veteran modeler rethinks his retirement plans

Boston & Maine’s Cheshire Branch

Jim Dufour’s HO tribute to a spectacular rural railroad

Lots of staging – or none at all?

Ideas that may make staging work better for you

Modeling a bucolic New York short line

The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville is set in the 1950s

Switching on the Western Pacific

Urban railroad in Oakland, California – in S scale

Portraits of the rails

Images of the big payoff after all that hard work

Double-sided yards

Access from both sides can ease aisle-congestion and reach-in concerns

“Tehachapi, British Columbia” in N scale

Modeling the famous loop – but in Canada, eh?

Beyond the walls

Design tips for improved backdrops

Modeling a close-to-home railroad

Truro, Nova Scotia, in the late 1990s fills the bill

Sectional O in a modest footprint

Clever use of structures made

Reader Forum

Sharing comments and questions

Rear Platform

Model of a model railroad