Happy New Year from all you friends at ‘the Stop’.
Record rains in Southern California means more time to spend indoors with model trains…
Here are several items from the Publications Department that can serve to inspire and instruct. So hop in your canoe, SUV or what-ever and wade your way between the raindrops over to ‘the Stop’. Then relax with your favorite warm beverage and these great magazines…
Trains Special Collector’s Edition – Chicago America’s Railroad Capital
In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital describes how the city’s railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic. Whether you’re a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you’ll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.
Price – $9.99
The 2017 Edition of Model Railroad Planning
Inside this edition you’ll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. This special issue features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you’ll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.
Some of the featured topics in Model Railroad Planning 2017 include:
– Discover how a photo inspired David Popp to model an HO railroad.
– Learn how Doug Kirkpatrick uses a series of mirrors.
– Gerry Leone recommends the importance of giving intricate scenes breathing room.
– Take a pop quiz from Tony Koester about good yard design.
And much, much more.
Model Railroader Special Issue
This special issue from Model Railroader will inspire you to add details to your model railroad to give it a more finished look. Scenery & Structure Projects for Train Layouts has more than 80 pages filled with tips, techniques, and ideas on projects that range from creating a deep rocky ravine to building and detailing small-town structures.