The Model Railroader 2012 August Issue is a magazine published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. twelve times each year. All the additions of Model Railroader Magazine have dedicated articles specifically geared to model railroaders. The subject matter of the articles include scenery, track work, electronics and electrical hookups, detailing steam and diesel engines, detailing passenger cars and freight cars, detailing and building structures, building a layout and the review of various products to operate on your model railroad. Also, products are reviewed that a modeler can use to build and operate the model railroad. The magazine covers O gauge, S gauge, HO gauge N gauge and Z gauge projects and layouts. Every issue features a layout with pictures, diagrams and an explanation of the layout and something about the builder. There is a section for comments from readers and a section where the model railroader staff answers questions from readers. There are numerous advertisements that highlight new products and existing products. At the end are a list of dealers throughout the US and Canada and various individuals and business buying and selling equipment and other related railroad products. It is the ideal magazine for the scale model railroaders.
This Model Railroader 2012 August issue has articles on building an 1880s oil refinery, farm structures, tunnel portals and multi-deck layouts. The article on “How to make removable utility wires” adds realism to your layout. In this issue are articles about HO gauge layouts. DCC Corner talks about track buses for DCC and “Workshop Tips” talks about making metal templates positions for a switch motor. For a complete look of what is in this issue, look at the photo of the table of contents page.
The information for the model railroader in this issue are enormous. If you are thinking or planning a model railroad layout, you want this issue for ideas.
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