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,-VOLUME 8 P u b l i sh e d S ix

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Opening our mail these past few weeks has been a rare plea;ure, in deed-for many have been the fan let ters telling us that the new Model Builder meets with wide approval.

especially. They were, "Model A Stream," "Overhead Passenger Con course," and "Naming Your Model Railroad." All in all, your magazine is terrific!" Not so pleased with us is Alfred B urnell, of Gary, Indiana. Says Al fred, "I received my October issue to day and was very much disappointed with it. Please change to the old way of publishing, and make the next issue better. However, I am renewing my sub scription, because I think Model Builder is the best help for model builders in the U. S. A.

D E C E M B E R,

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A CASCADE
Beginning the scemcmg of a new corner on the Delta Lines

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A PINBALL STORY

luck to one m o del railroader

An accident that brought good

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SHOP NO.1
You'll want to add this repair shop to your railroad yards

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A MODEL R.R. TERMINAL

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P. S. A darn good Model B uilder like ours should be published 12 times a year!" Francis Kahn of St. Louis, writes, "We sure were in for a pleasant sur prise. W e're sitting on the edge of our chair 'til the next issue of Model Builder gets here."

AN AUTOMATIC RAILROAD 16
A novel and intriguing system for automatic train routing

SNAPSHOTS
A camera visit to the layouts of fellow model railroaders

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A STONE

An unusual bit of scenery to "dressup" y o u r rightof.way

QUARRY

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Thanks to you readers Vlho have been kind enough to write to us-and to you other readers who haven't as yet expressed yourselves, won't you send us your criticisms and sugges tions? It's the only way we know of making Model Builder everythin,g you want it to be. James Gray, of San Francisco, was the first with his comments. Writes Jim, "I have just received my October issue of Model Builder. What have you done to it? It's wonderful! I've been reading the magazine for the past five years, but October was the best yet! I'm seventeen years old, and have been running trains since I was four. I'm designing my post war railroad now to fit on my 7 b y 9 foot plat form-really railroading in tight places. I'll send you a drawing of the plans when I finish them." "I want to congratulate you," says Robert Bertram, of Hudson, New York, "on the fine job you have ilone in remodelling Model Builder. I think you have improved it 100 0/0. I enjoyed every article tremen dously, but there were three I liked

GRAND HOTEL
Welcome visitors to your mod el city with this homey hotel

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A MODEL HANDCAR
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Your road gangs will never be late when they have this car

LOCO CONVERSION
How to convert an old engine into newer, more powerful types

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FRONT COVER
Photographed on the "Roadside America" display, Hamburg, Pa.

INSIDE COVERS
Norfolk & Western R.R. New York Central

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Well that's the story for this month. We'11 be waiting to hear from more of you. Are we on the right track? Do you like the streamlined appear ance of Model Builder, and it's new line-up of articles or do you think we're "missing the boat" ? While you are telling us your ideas, how about sending in some snapshots of your pike? We'll publish the best ones, and thereby we can all benefit by each others work.

Next Month: L aurence T. Gieringer de scribes how you can make many kinds 01 realistic trees; Frank Ellison tells how he added Limestone Cliffs to his scenic effects ; Robert Sherman offers plans for building a control panel with a train locator diagram; and A. Stewart Sbauck presents photographs and dia grams of his Little Red School House.
DECEMBER, 1944

Published six times a year-January, February, March, October, November, December-by The Lionel Corporation, 15 East 26th Street, New York la, N . Y. Entered as second class matter, February 19, 1942, at the post office at New York, N. Y., under the act of March 3, 1879. Entire contents copyrighted, 1 944, by The Lionel Corporation. Price IOC a copy. Subscri ption price SOC a year in the United States and possessions; 7SC per year elsewhere. Classified advertis ing 10C per word per insertion. Display advertising rate upon application. Contributors are advised to retain copies of their contribution otherwise they are taking unnecessary risk. Every possible effort will be made in our organization to return unavailable manuscripts, photographs and drawings (if accompanied by postage), but we will not be responsible for any loss of such matter' contributed. It will be assumed that unless othenvise specifically stated, all photographs and other material submitted are offered for reproduction without com pensation. Printed in U. S. A.

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