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Big Sky Country by Ray Oakley

Publisher’s Corner

Mystery Box

Editor’s Corner

The State of our Hobby: Good Vibrations

Feature Layouts

  • COVER STORY
    Big Sky Country Hosts Four Railroads

    Ray Oakley
  • A Modern-Tech Lionel Layout Plan
    Ken Hoganson
  • Canadian Pacific Kansas City in 3-Rail O Gauge
    Ken Hoganson
  • Dual-Gauge O
    Larry Price
  • Build an O Scale Micro Layout in Eight Days
    Al Judy

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Pennsylvania S1
  • Lionel 3GS21B Genset Switcher

Dispatcher’s Log

Creating Lionel’s Latest Innovation in Train Control
Dave Olson,
Lionel Director of Engineering

Collector’s Gallery

  • History in a Lionel Box
    The Berlin Airlift Candy Bomber Car
  • Three Very Special Lionel Limited-Edition York Boxcars

Team Track with Dave Minarik

DCS Nuts and Bolts

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Vision Line Class A Steam Locomotive
  • Atlas O Amtrak 50-year Locomotives
  • Ray’s Wreckers from Menards
  • Valley Motors from Menards

Second Section

Complete a Contemporary Engine Service Facility
Donald Keiser

Readers’ Rails

Two Layouts for Double the Fun
Photos from Mel Garelick

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The River City 3 Railers

Publisher’s Corner

The OGR Forum. . . Just the Facts

Editor’s Corner

Stocking Stuffer

Feature Layouts

  • Winter Has Arrived on the
    River City 3 Railers Christmas Module
  • Shopping Center Christmas Splendor
    by John Larson
  • A New Track Plan from Ken Hoganson
    Create a Starter Set Christmas Layout
  • Interior Enhancements for Empty Structures
    Boiler House Details by Don Keiser

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Humvee and Stryker military flatcars
  • Lionel EMD GP30

Dispatcher’s Log

A Cover Photo with a Real Santa

Collector’s Gallery

Is Menards New F3 Collectible? It Depends

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Switch Control Options for
Operation-Oriented Layouts

Product Showcase

  • Lionel LionChief Plus 2.0 Hudson
  • Lionel SP AC-12 Cab Forward
  • Atlas Holiday Boxcars
  • Menards Ford Trucks

Second Section

Kitbash/Scratchbuild Combo with Joe Fauty

Readers’ Rails

Zaine Venable Family Holiday Tradition

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George Lasley’s Layout

Publisher’s Corner

The OGR “Wear Are You” Contest

Editor’s Corner

It’s Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

Announcements

  • Lionel Purchases MTH Tooling
  • Scenic Express Relocates to Colorado

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Pandemic Perfectionist
    George Lasley’s Layout

    (photographed by Will Allen)
  • Don Keiser, Make a Double-Track Crossing
  • Ken Hoganson, Great Valley Western in 4×8
  • Fall Modular Scenes by River City 3 Railers

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • Menards F3 locomotive
  • Lionel Vision Line GS-4
  • MTH Humvee and Stryker military flatcars

Collector’s Gallery

Vintage Vehicles

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Low Cost or No Cost Scenery Materials

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Strasburg Steamer
  • CTTA Woodside Reefer
  • LCCA Christmas Car
  • Lionel Amtrak Diesel
  • Atlas Holiday Cars

Second Section

  • Pacific & Eastern Rwy Club layout
  • P&E Digital to Conventional Switch Box

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Artie Wehrhahn
  • Anthony Kulfan
  • Artie Wehrhahn
  • Jame Lafevre
  • David Gale

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Don Keiser’s Engine House

Publisher’s Corner

An In-Depth Discussion (Part 2)

Editor’s Corner

Back to Normal

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Don Keiser’s Engine House
    A Stable for Your Horses
  • Ron Suissa’s layout
  • Charles Kinzer, Something Special for the Kids
  • Ken Hoganson– South Fork & Western track plan
    Just a bit Beyond the Basics

Product Showcase

  • MTH Premier GP9
  • Lionel Army Set
  • Lionel Missile Set

Collector’s Gallery

Lionel Lines trolley circa. 1980

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Layout Entry Options – Eliminate the Duck-Under

Product Reviews with Eric Siegel

  • Part 2 of Vision Line GS Series reviews
    (GS-2 or a GS-4)
  • Menards M&M’s Animated UFO

Second Section

  • Joe Shipbaugh, Figure Painting
  • Eric Siegel, Lionel’s Collectible Vision Line Hybrid ES44s

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • David Suplee
  • Steve Plague
  • George Lasley

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Paul Bruce‘s layout

Publisher’s Corner

An In-Depth Discussion (Part 1)

Editor’s Corner

Spring Cleaning

Feature Layouts

  • ON THE COVER – Paul Bruce’s layout
    It’s All About  Having Fun
  • Working Along the Railroad
    on Steve Scagnelli’s layout
  • Bill Bramlage, Friends Build a Wall City
  • Ken Hoganson– Reading & Western track plan

Second Section

John Sethian uses Hydrocal to
Kitbash/Build a Tractor Loading Shed

Product Showcase

  • MTH Trump Train
  • CTTA Hopper
  • Woodland Scenics Substation
  • Menards Amtrak Station
  • Nassau Club LIRR Work Train Car

Announcements

Atlas acquires select MTH Premier Line O gauge tooling

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Fixing MTH Floating Axle Trucks

Product Reviews with Eric Siegel

  • Lionel Frisco 4-8-4S Northern
  • Lionel Vision Line GS-1

Here’s An Idea…

Joe Fauty – Replace Atlas O Switch Machines
With Z-Stuff DZ-1000 Machines

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Larry Flis
  • Craig Greathouse
  • Al Vergara-Mery
  • Joe Destito

Dealer Roundhouse

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Jack Smith’s layout

Publisher’s Corner

Friends Make It All Worthwhile

Editor’s Corner

Introducing our new Team Track Foreman
David Minarik

Feature Layouts

ON THE COVER
Jack Smith’s New York & New England Railroad
Bringing Things into Focus

Swamp Loggin in the Deep South
on Joseph Kreiss’ On30 Mosquito Creek layout

Ken Hoganson’s Easy-A Railroad
An easy-to-build Track Plan

How-To-Do-It

Bridging the Gap
Christopher Finch Kitbashes a Menards Bridge

Product Showcase

  • MTH Premier BNSF 25th Anniversary ES44AC
  • NLOE Tool & Bunk Car
  • Lionel Ford Service Station
  • Menards FedEx Warehouse

Collector’s Gallery

Modern Era Lionel No. 60 Trolleys
The Rise of the Approximates

Team Track with Dave Minarik

Building a Buffalo

Product Reviews by Eric Siegel

  • MTH #40414 Big Boy Restoration Version
  • Lionel CSX First Responders ES44AC

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, Window Dressing

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Dave Minarik
  • Putnam County Museum
  • Mel Garelick
  • Ralph Langefeld

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Gene McCandless layout

Publisher’s Corner

Reap Tall Buildings in a Single Round!

Editor’s Corner

Pandemic Panacea

Feature Layouts

ON THE COVER
Trains Inside and Outside

on Gene McCandless’ layout

Creating North Platte
A layout extension by Donald Keiser

The Windy City L in the Suburbs
on Scott Humphries layout

How-To-Do-It

Build the Anaconda Mining RR
A track plan by Ken Hoganson

A New England Look for the NYT&B RR
Terrain construction by Mel Garelick

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Vision Line 2-10-10-2
  • Menards Cripple Creek Engine Works
  • Canadian Toy Train Assn. Tank Car
  • Atlas O Operating Oil Pump
  • Woodland Scenics Substation

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, City Gardens

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Remembering The Late Jim Barrett

Collector’s Gallery

LCCA 50th Anniversary Convention Cars

Product Reviews

  • Lionel 4-6-6T (Eric Siegel)
  • Menards Cripple Creek Lumber Yard (Eric Siegel)
  • Lionel Vision Line Challenger (Dave Siburn)

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Ron Nash
  • Scott Kretchmar
  • Howard Karr
  • Scott Smith

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Don Mestan’s Christmas layout

Publisher’s Corner

A Tale of Two Bridges

Editor’s Corner

New Beginnings…Again

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Don Mestan’s
Christmas Past/Christmas Present layout

Feature Layouts

  • Bob Haglock – CSX Railroading by a Chessie System Vet
  • Ken Hoganson – Summit Canyon on a Shelf track plan

How-To-Do-It

  • Bill Bramlage Builds a Wall-Hugging City
  • Will Rothfuss Creates Cool Winter Trees

Product Showcase

  • Lionel Star Trek Set
  • Menards Lumber Yard
  • Menards Candy Cars

Here’s An Idea…

Bill Bramlage, Odds and Ends

Jim Barrett in the Backshop

Building a Layout: Controlling Lighting with an AIU

Collector’s Gallery

MPC Small Hudsons:
Decorative Advancements & Technical Evolution

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad
    RailKing GP7
  • Lionel Prewar-Inspired O Gauge State Set

Dispatcher’s Log

Bryce Manz: A Young Hobbyist’s Christmas Vision

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from:

  • Harold Adams
  • David Gale
  • Henry Hadland III
  • Stan Gitler
  • Paul Davis
  • Don McCuaig

Second Section

Mod Squad (Modular Layout) Shares Our Hobby

Dealer Roundhouse

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OGR Publisher Alan Arnold’s
Huge 3-Rail Layout

Publisher’s Corner

You Want Me to Do What? No Way!

Editor’s Corner

Hooked by a Custom Run

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Modeling a Midwest Metropolis
OGR Publisher Alan Arnold’s Huge 3-Rail Layout

  • Leading Edge Wireless Remote Control
  • A Tour (and a Sip) of Punto Margarita
  • A Room Full of Operating Fun

Product Showcase

  • Atlas O 25,500 gallon tank car
  • Atlas O Military Jeep
  • Lionel 4-8-4 in several new liveries, including Frisco (two liveries), Atlantic Coast Line, Rock Island, Rio Grande, and Missouri Pacific

Collector’s Gallery

My Last American-Made Lionel GG1: The Century Club 2332

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • Lionel LionMaster SD80MAC
    with LionChief Plus 2.0
  • Menards O Scale Fire Station

Dispatcher’s Log

Realistic Modeling: A Modeler’s Perspective

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Jim Shaw, Howard Karr, Melvin Garelick, Mike Guarraia, and John Penca.

Second Section

Cliff Hangers

Dealer Roundhouse

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Don Keiser’s Consolidated Railways

Publisher’s Corner

Trials and Tribulations: Were They Worth It?

Editor’s Corner

Pandemic Ponderings

Announcements

MTH Electric Trains Mike Wolf Retiring:
Business to Close

Feature Articles

COVER STORY – Livin’ the Good Life
with Don Keiser

  • Don McCuaig, Why Don’t We Build Kits?
  • Gary Beatty and Scott Carter: Let’s Do This!
    Punto Margarita (Part 3)
  • Ken Hoganson, Bellows Falls Vermont Track Plan

Product Showcase

  • MTH Alco PA
  • Lionel SD38
  • NLOE TOFC
  • MTH VO-1000 Switcher
  • Train Installations Short Stop Track Buzzer

Collector’s Gallery

The Silver Bullet

The Backshop with Jim Barrett

Building a Layout: Keep it Clean

Product Reviews, by Eric Siegel

  • MTH UP Coal Turbine
  • Menards Animated Schneider Freight Depot

Here’s an Idea

Bill Bramlage Creates Hill Billy Hill

Readers’ Rails

Several great photos from Bruce Giersch, Don Kanine, and Steve Jenkins.

Second Section

Don Keiser’s Trailer Campground

Dealer Roundhouse

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