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ODEl 1001 RAilROAD
AN A R GUS PUB L I C A T I O N

WINTER 1971

VOL. 4, NO . 4

THE TOPS IN TRAIN SETS . . . . .
Some of the best buys in model railroading

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E DITO R I A L DI R ECTOR

George Elliott
E D I TO R

TIME'S NEARLY UP

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The last announcement about our contest for readers

Robert Schleicher
G R A PH I C D ES I G N

AN N SCALE EMPIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . One of the first, and the finest, layouts in 1/160 scale
TRACK PLAN PROGRAMS ..........
The experts methods of progressing from an oval to an empire

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Ellen Clark

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D E LTA MAGA Z I N ES, INC.

SPECIAL "HOW-TO-DO-IT" SECTION: RAILROAD IN A DAY . .
... ....... T he basic steps toward building that first layout
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PRESIDENT Gordon Behn
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PUBLISHER Stephen D. Urette PRODUCTION MANAGER Jeff Williams ASSIS TANT PUBLISHER Joseph P. Micale ART DIRECTOR 'George Wallace

SIMPLE STYROFOAM BASEBOARDS
Light weight, more realism, and quick construction

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HALF-HOUR HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temporary paper scenery helps you to plan for later

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KIT KOMBINE IDEAS

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Modifying plastic building kits to better suit your layout

WEEDS

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Modeling one of the oft-overlooked details

131 S. Barrington Place

D E LTA MAGAZINES, INC . Los Angeles, California 90049 Phone: 213/476-3004

"ONE-OFF" FREIGHT STATION
Build this steam-era structure from plastic kit parts

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THE P HOENIX, TURNBOW & APACHE RAILROAD A look at one of the finest club layouts in the country SIERRA SHORTLINE
A real railroad that's a perfect "model" for
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1001 MODEL RAILROA DING IDEAS

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modeler

FOR 1971 is a quarterly publication of Delta Magazines, Inc. , 131 S. Barrington Place, Los Angeles, California 90049. Single price per copy is $1.00, there are no subscriptions. Unsolicited manu scripts should be accompanied by return postage and Delta Magazines assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to such material. No part of th is book may be reprinted without written permission from the publ ishers. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 1971 by Delta Mag azines. Inc.

ON THE COVER: A n HO scale Trains, Inc., brass import model of the Rio Grande's
CA8 consolidation, painted and weathered by Bob McClelland, switches on the Apache Model Railroad Club's layout in Phoenix, Arizona. The club appears on page


70. The

60. Ideas for modifying kits like the "Bent Machinery Co." begin on page 48.

"weeds" are tufts of brush hair; another method of making a "weed patch" is on page

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