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Custom figures for your railroad layout are made by applying a mixture of water putty and acrylic paint to a wire armature.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1991 (v.58#11) pg. 113

Distinctive people make the difference. Tips on modifying and painting figures for use in model railroad layouts.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1991 (v.58#12) pg. 136

Recycling Christmas tree branches as HO scale logs for pulpwood loads.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1993 (v.60#12) pg. 137

Build a model railroad electronic odometer car to measure distance in any scale.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1994 (v.61#8) pg. 78

A modeler's toolbox. Essential tools to make your model railroading more enjoyable.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1996 (v.63#2) pg. 92

N scale coal trucks. Detailing and painting a Walthers model.
MODEL RAILROADER Jul 1996 (v.63#7) pg. 102

Making railroad layout model cars and trucks more realistic with these paint and detail tips.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1997 (v.64#3) pg. 76

Build an analog fast-time clock. Just turn a dial to get the speed you want, even 1:1. Used in model railroad setups to simulate the passage of time at a faster (scale) rate.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1997 (v.64#8) pg. 68

Populate your layout. Tips for modifying and painting inexpensive HO plastic figures from Europe for use with American model railroad layouts.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1998 (v.65#3) pg. 70

Assembling and painting vehicle kits (cars, trucks, etc.) for your model railroad layout.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1998 (v.65#9) pg. 107

Tip on disassembling boxcar loads into individual crates and palletized boxes.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1999 (v.66#8) pg. 33