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RAILROADING

MODEL

March 1998
VOLUME 28 NUMBER 3

FEATURES
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Modeling Rebuilt USRA Boxcars of the ACL And Subsidiary Charleston & Western Carolina

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Model Railroading Takes a Look at DCC Part XIII: Turnouts, Reverse Loops and
a Few Other Odds and Ends
by Larry Puckett

by lim Six

SPECIAL SECTION - VEHICLE MODELER 37 38 40 42 44 46
T INTRODUCTION

28 34 58 64 66

Hey! I Thought this was a Model Train Magazine!
by Chris Lane T GUEST COMMENTARY by David A. Bontrager 1 :87th Scale Wheels - Round and Round We Go!

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The "Enny Valley Railroad"
by Bob Reading DIESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy E7A
b y Rich Picariello T

The Early SD Units - Part 6: C&S; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; Dakota Southern Railway
by George Melvin BEHIND THE SCENES

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Rooster Cruiser & P-I-E
by David A. Bontrager by Gary Walton

Tale of a Short Dog ...and its Flatbed Roadway Express 28' Freight Pups
by Bernie Fahrner PRODUCT REVIEWS

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Living on the Edge
by Margaret Mansfield T O N TRACK

Lonestar Models 40' Flatbed Trailer (HO) Atlas Ford LNT 9000 T ruck-Tractor & Pines 45' Intermodal Van (N)
by David A. Bontrager AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW

Layout - Part 5: It's Beginning to Come Together

Installing Digital Command Control on a Home
by lim Mansfield

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FREIGHTCAROLOGY

53

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ISO Container 'Specials'
by David G. Casdorph

A-Line Products' Utility 53' Refrigerated Trailer
by David A. Bontrager

DEPARTMENTS
5 T Editorial 12 ... Letters to the Editor 1 3 ... Society Page 14 ... New Products 17 ... Product Review 74 ... Dealer Directory 81 ... Your Trek Plan 86 ... Advertiser Index ABOUT THE COVER
Bob Reading's small Enny Valley Railroad proves that a layout doesn ' t have to be big to be good . . . or fun . Bob shares his layout and personal modeling p h ilosophy starting on page 28. T his fold-up l ayout offers many ideas for those with l im ited space. Photo by Randy Lee. INSET: Noted model railroader Dave B ontrager doesn't only model trains - he also loves to model HO trucks. Here is Dave's Rooster Cruiser. What's a Rooster Cruiser? Turn to the BONUS Vehicle Modeler section starting on page 37 to find out. Photo by Dave Bontrager.

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