O Scale Trains Magazine July/August 2012


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Trackside on My Southern Pacific Layoutby Neil Chichizola — With help from Dan Vargas, a small layout gets a big look.

Red Caboose GP-9 Rebuild, Part 2by Joe Giannovario — Adding the MRC DCC board and final chassis details.

From Ore Bin to Coal Tippleby Joe Giannovario — A slick and easy conversion for the Firebox Models ore bin.

Adventures in Scratchbuildingby John Gizzi — New to 2-rail, John jumps in with both feet to build a 2-8-0.

A PRR TrucTrain From Lionel Flatcarsby John Sethian — A master of 3-rail conversions builds a signature PRR fleet.

2012 O Scale National Conventionby Bob Lazezzi — A list of layouts open for tours during the convention.


Observationsby Joe Giannovario

The Art of Prototype Modelingby Rob Adams

The Modern Imageby Gene Clements

Traction Actionby Martin Brechbiel


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