February 2022 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Ed Austin

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HO Scale

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Lean-to Shed

In the February 2022 Issue

Railfan the Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, and Great Northern on a Huge HO Scale Layout
If you love the sights and sounds of locomotives thundering through gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery, then you'll love Ed Austin’s Pacific, Cascade & Eastern Railway Company. This model railroad layout tour takes you on a virtual journey railfanning three legendary railroads: the UP, NP, and GN. From logging the lush evergreen forests to serving small, charming farm towns, this large layout has it all! Seasoned modelers and newcomers alike will love learning about Ed’s operations and enjoy seeing his work. So hop in your comfy chair and grab your favorite beverage and get ready to dive into the HO scale PC&E.

Modeling Creatively in a Small Space
Think you don’t have space to build a railroad? Check out these three creative, unique approaches to model railroading in HO and N scale by Ry Bates, Walker Embry, and Bruce Kingsley. You’ll be amazed how much these three modelers fit into their layouts and the unusual ways they made the hobby fit their interests.

Scratch-Build a Lean-to Shed
Looking for a fun project? With step-by-step instructions, you can build your very own scale shed from scratch along with us. Our sample shed is built in HO scale, but all measurements are given in scale feet so you can easily build in any scale. This shed is a simple build for anyone looking to add a little detail to their railroad.

Ed Austin's HO scale layout

Bruce Kingsley's HO scale layout