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Model Railroad Planning 2020

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Enhancing diesel shop operations

Prototype insight changes how a yard and shops are operated

Commuter attraction

Modeling a suburban city can provide amazing operating possibilities

Layout in the family room

A model railroad can be a welcome houseguest

The Espee in the UK

Modeling a railroad 5,400 miles away from home

A busy eastern Virginia junction

CSX, Buckingham Branch, and Amtrak trains provide variety on this N scale double-deck layout

All the layout’s a stage

Focal points become sets, structures become props

A model railroad in a highway

Roll your railroad room to your modeling site

Building a layout more efficiently

Tips from a model railroader and project manager

Big steam is back in the Appalachians

An O scale railroad began with a layout visit and a napkin

A single location layout

This N scale design fits in a double garage

Coping with urban canyons

How to plan for lining turnouts, uncoupling cars, and cleaning track in tight spaces

Through the basement and around it

A dual-gauge HO track plan for a famous stretch of Colorado railroad

Sharing questions and ideas

Fascia signs

Using a turntable as a turnout

Topping off the helix