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A N ARGUS PUBLICATION 1001 MODEL RAILROAD IDEAS VOL. 4, NO.2 SPRING
1971
TABLE OF CONTENTS D ALE DARNEY'S LAYOUT The real realistic mountain setting.

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MODEL RAILROADING "BASICS": WIRING The simple fundamentals of where,

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essence of model railroading in a shockingly

why, and how to

MODEL RAILROADING "BASICS": CASTING CLEANUP . .. . . .. . . . . .. .. . . . . ...20 Learn the technique of preparing and gluing castings for more realistic finished kit structure and rolling stock.

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connect.the power supply to your model railroad. BUILD A "BOBBER" .. ....

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The most romantic of all railroad rolling stock is the caboose; this four-wheeler has even more charm. ROCK-MAKING MADE EASY

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RURAL COUNTRYSIDE . . . .. ..... ... . ... 28 One man's "boyhood dream" materializes in this barn-size model diorama of the hills of Pennsylvania. CONSOLIDATION CONVERSION ..
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Aluminum foil can serve as a quick and inexpensive "mold" for the most realistic rocks in model railroading. ANNOUNCING: "READER'S WRITE" CONTEST . . . 77 Here's your chance to photograph and write about your favorite hobby for real profit. WEATHERING . . 81 It takes the "eye" of an artist to give your models an authentic look of real railroading.

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O ne of the most popular, and inexpensive, steam switchers can be reworked into a true freight locomotive. SIGNALS; VISIBLE SAFETY CONTROL ..
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Duplicating the appearance and function of those trackside signal lights that help to control the real railroads. MINIATURE MINE OPERATION prototypes for model railroaders. TRAILER TRAINS . ... .. . . . . . ..... . ....51 Combining truck and trailer "freight" with your model railroading can provide interesting operation. . . . .. . 45 The true-to-life "open pit" mining railroads serve as perfect .
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P acific Fast Mail's HO sca le Great Northern 2-8-0 snakes a strillg 0/ cars through th e industrial area 0/ Scale Structures Ltd. 's displa y layout. The "Boiler House" (with its rusty alld weath ered iillish a pplied /0110 wing techniques sh own in th e "Weath ering" chapter 0/ this issue) a nd th e olh er buildings are S. S. Ltd. kits.

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PUBLISHER Stephen D. Urette EDITOR Rober t Schleicher ART DIRECTOR George Wall ace DESIGNER Edward St reet PRODUCTION MANAGER Jeff Williams ADVERTISING CO-ORDINATOR JoAnn Grant

DELTA MAGAZINES, INC. Gordon Behn President

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1001 M O DEL RAILR OADING IDEAS FOR 1 971 is a quarterly p ublication of Delta Magazines. Inc., 131 S. Barrington Place, Los A ngeles, California 90049. Single price per copy is $1.00, there are no subscriptions. Unsolicited manu scripts should be accomp anied by return postage and Delta Magazines assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to such material. No part of this book may be reprinted without written permission from U.S.A. the p ublishers. Printed in the Copyright 1971 by Delta Mag

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