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    Greg, What question did I ask you? I really don't recall asking anyone to subscribe to the Digital Archive.
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    Mark:

    Perhaps I misread a comment in an earlier post.

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    I'm reading over the August 1988 issue and noticed that Russel Larson is still the Editor. Russel sure had a long run at the helm. This issue shows another Model Railroad that inspired me. I have a thing about Camel back locomotives and Bill Henderson's Coal Belt layout certainly captured my imagination. It's weird, his article was only four pages long, however, it had a big influence on me. Not that I was going to build a layout using Camel backs; but, the amount of detail Bill put into his layout was inspiring!
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    for me it was photos of Jack Parkers amazing NP layout and steam locomotoives. I got fooled by the cover of a Mainline Modeler that had 5-6 photos of his layout. He didn't overdo anything.

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    Jack's layout was amazing Y3a! It was an inspiration for me as a Northern Pacific modeler. In fact, while Jack's layout highlighted Logan, Montana, mine started on it's eastern end with a staging track that was either Logan, Montana; or, western end at Garrison Montana. Jack was a wonderful Tool and Die Maker, having made the molds for many of Revell's Model Railroad Structures. He was responsible for all the tiny details so prolific in Revell's kits!

    The October of 1988 issue of Model Railroader Magazine shows a first look at the magazine's Club layout, the Milwaukee Racine and Troy's (MRT) Downtown area of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Union Station area. Generally I am finding page count to be dropping with the magazine at somewhere around 160 to 180 pages. However both the November and December 1988 issues had more than 200 pages.
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    Mark D.

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    I've had my copy of Model Railroader 1000th edition for a few weeks but hadn't looked at it.Now I have....Some great reading and pictures in that special edition...I have every issue except the June 2014 one since Feb 2010 when I first 'discovered' the bible of Model Railroading...Not specifically fifties and sixties but the passion of our hobby is wonderful and the Forum and great mags like MR are reasons I can keep in touch with all the new stuff and stay informed...Cheers Rod..
    Tassietiger

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    I think Jack Parker's N.P. layout was featured in Great Model Railroads and Mainline Modeler (Unsure). I have built 4 of Central Valley's (Jack Parkers business) Northern Pacific Stock cars and a couple of his flat cars and am very impressed with these models. I have not built any of their bridges or used their bridge parts to make bridges. but, i am sure they are all excellent.

    I'm going to start looking over the 1989 of issues of Model Railroader shortly.
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    I remember being impressed with Model Railroader's February 1989 issue's description of Earl Smallshaw's Tenement Buildings. The detail Earl was able to put on the backside of these buildings was wonderful. All the clothes lines with the wast hanging out to dry was really well done. This particular issue had a nice article on Northern Pacific's RS-3 Number 852. I just completed N.P. Number 861 converted from an Erie model of a Bachmann Sound Value RS-3. had I remembered this article I certainly would have checked it out.
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    Mark - Any updates? I don't need the digital archive since I have this topic to follow!!! I pretty much learned detailing from Earl Smallshaw and Art Curren. Some of my more memorable moments with MR are scouring the April issues every year looking for the "spoof" article. Have you found the one in the 1000 issue yet?

    Willie

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    I haven't been scanning back issues lately, busy with summer stuff, now.
    Last edited by NP2626; 06-02-2017 at 12:42 PM.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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