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Tips that are solutions to common problems with model trains. (1) Mounting the track. (2) Trouble with couplers. (3) Operating at realistic speeds.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1993 (v.83#12) pg. 75

Traffic generation and realistic train operation. An outline of what a real operating scheme should be is presented in modular fashion. Part 1.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1991 (v.58#3) pg. 108

Traffic generation and realistic train operation. Part 2.
MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1991 (v.58#6) pg. 114

BASIC computer program to calculate the scale speed of a model.
MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1991 (v.58#6) pg. 114

Tips on using a computer program to help train new model railroad operators.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1991 (v.58#12) pg. 148

Locomotive and caboose cards. Color-coded cards facilitate the realistic switching, spotting and servicing of locomotives and cabooses.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1992 (v.59#2) pg. 122

Track warrant (paper form) control system for dispatching trains uses a condensed version of one used by the Burlington Northern RR.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1992 (v.59#8) pg. 68

Especially for beginners. Part 23. How to operate a small layout realistically. Making and using scenario cards.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1992 (v.59#11) pg. 128

Enhanced car forwarding on the Midland Road. Updated car cards and waybills you can use on your railroad.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1993 (v.60#3) pg. 75

Card-order operation for passenger trains. "Load demand" cards add a challenge for passenger terminal operators.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1993 (v.60#10) pg. 74

Improved handling for empty freight cars. Using a printed "empty order/special waybill" form when simulating prototype operations.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1994 (v.61#3) pg. 76

String-line train scheduling. Using spreadsheet computer programs to create model train schedules.
MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1995 (v.62#6) pg. 112

Outline for operation. Part 3. How to operate your layout. Enjoying the rewards of design and construction.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1995 (v.62#10) pg. 104

South Plains District. Part 4. Final details and a waybill system to keep two operators busy.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1996 (v.63#12) pg. 100
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1997 (v.64#10) pg. 98

Organize your car cards. Easy-to-make accessories allow for hands-free operating sessions.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1996 (v.63#12) pg. 139

Car card box and sorting rack.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1999 (v.66#2) pg. 123

Timetable and train order operation. A novice's guide to highballing with flimsies.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1999 (v.66#8) pg. 80

Roll those reefers. Add operating interest by utilizing the car forwarding system used by Northern Pacific Ry. in the handling of fresh produce.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1999 (v.66#9) pg. 90

Staging yards for model railroads. Pros and cons of the various layouts.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1999 (v.66#10) pg. 124