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70-ton offset-side three-bay hopper two-pack.(Z scale freight cars)
November 1, 2009 ... 70-ton offset-side three-bay hopper two-pack. Alaska RR; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; CP Rail; Detroit, Toledo & Ironton; New York Central; and Rock Island. Custom coal loads and magnetic knuckle couplers. $44 per two-pack. Full Throttle

Pounding out lava-rock dirt: a garden decoration proves to be the way to model Oklahoma earth.
November 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The best discoveries are often the ones you make by accident. One such event led me to make scenic dirt for my model railroad layout out of lava rock. Lava rock is just what the name implies: a porous volcanic ...

Shell gas station and convenience store.(HO scale structures)
November 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Shell gas station and convenience store. Laser-milled styrene kit. Includes building, canopy, pumps, and signs. Clear acrylic window glazing and self-adhesive decals. Footprint 71 /2" x 11". $99.95. Summit USA

Z scale American Car & Foundry covered hopper.(News & Products)
November 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Z scale American Car & Foundry covered hopper. American Z Line's three-bay covered hoppers are offered as single cars or in fourpacks for those wanting to run long grain trains. The ready-to-run cars are available...

Color coding for easier wiring maintenance.(Workshop)
November 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a novice to wiring a model railroad, I began by taking a careful look at similar installations on my friends' layouts. My goal was to add the wiring with minimal difficulty. My Digital Command Control (DCC)...