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Issue #103 of N Scale Railroading, Sept / Oct 2017

The Basics
Getting Rolling Stock Ready to Roll
By Kirk Reddie
Some tips on preparing your freight cars to operate, and a suggested test track/simple layout concept.

Building a BNSF AC44C4M
By Karl Andraschko
Karl builds a contemporary “rebuild” GE locomotive from Kato and Fox River Valley components

Cover Story
Building the Split Rock lighthouse Scene on the NSI Ry.
By Bill Edgar
Nearly six years after construction started on the NSI, a signature scene becomes a reality
Modifying a WM MicroTrains gondola Car
By Bruce Bird
Bruce modifes a gondola for handling prototype style cont
Rescuing Over-Weathered Freight Cars
By Keith Kohlmann
Keith shares tips and techniques on weathering, including how to remove too much of it
Modeling an l&N 36-ft. Box Car
By Keith Kohlmann
Keith shortens a 40-ft. Atlas wood sheathed box car to make a more “vintage” car.
Unloading gates for Precision Masters grain Hoppers
By Olaf P. Melhouse
Olaf shows a simple gate solution to make the PM hopper look more realistic on the layout.
Modeling C&NW‘s War emergency Box Cars
By Keith Kohlmann
Keith models a vintage C&NW car starting with an Intermountain War Emergency box car.


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