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The Modeler's Journal - January - March

The Modeler's Journal
Volume 3 [January - March 2020]


SKU: V3-02-29-2020

PDF Document | 28 MB


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The Modeler's Journal - January - March 2020.pdf


In this issue of The Modeler’s Journal, we feature an exclusive interview with James Adams of Affordable Model Railroads.  This interview is a great opportunity for modelers to explore another option that is available to them for having a professional and custom-built model railroading experience.  James tells us how he got started in designing and constructing high-quality model railroads and producing high-quality backdrops.  He discusses his penchant for delivering a quality product with a hands-on approach, the types of modelers for whom his service would be beneficial, and how they can either build parts of a layout or a full-blown custom layout with all the bells and whistles.  James’s model railroading services and backdrops are definitely worth considering!

In his article entitled “Givens & Druthers - Setting Unrealistic Goals,” the Track Planner (Bill Beranek), discusses the needs (the Givens - things that modelers cannot compromise), and the wants (the Druthers - things modelers would like to include but could do without), that modelers have and how unrealistic goals, limited space, and era impact the success and enjoyment of a model railroad.  He also provides some remedies to help overcome these quandaries.

In his column “UP-Hub,” Harry M. Haythorn provides ideas for building trains for business and excursion trips, just like the UP has run over the years.  You don’t want to miss this one!

In his article “Purple Craze - Relief for London,” Jack Hykaway writes about how the opening of the high-capacity, high-speed underground rail link in London, England known as Crossrail promises to alleviate congestion in their transportation network.  It is an interesting history of the development of this rail and hope for a battered transportation system.

We hope you enjoy this issue.  Happy modeling!


JD (Loggin' Locos)
The Modeler's Journal

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