January 2021 Intermodal History and Best of Narrow Gauge Layouts


This month’s features:
Intermodal History and a Railroader’s Perspective

Best of Narrow Gauge
Coal Creek Lumber Company in S (Russ Segner)


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Model Railroad Layouts in January 2021 Trackside MR Digital Download

Intermodal History and a Railroader’s Perspective
This feature explores intermodal transportation with prototype photos and images of intermodal facilities as modeled on several layouts. You’ll learn a bit about Malcolm McLean, the father of intermodal transportation. Also in this feature, modeler Mike McGinley, who worked for the Southern Pacific during the years of major changes in intermodal, shares his perspective of that time period.

Best of Narrow Gauge Series
In this first part of a two-part project, we show you how to build a concrete intermodal yard. In an upcoming issue, we will add details and weathering.

Build an Easy, Mess-Free Intermodal Yard
We share how to make a tarp to cover a vehicle that can be removed for photos or operations. A PDF is included that you can print on your own laser printer.

Mike McGinley’s HO scale Southwestern Pacific (part of the intermodal feature)

Best of Narrow Gauge (Bruce Hanley’s layout shown)



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