My Library - Magazine Articles By Allan N. Houghton

Building a Track Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
90
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author goes through the steps in which he builds a scale complete with divergent rails.

Care and Feeding of the Steam Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
68
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
Drawings and model photos accompany this article covering how to model a coal dump, an ashpit, a tool rack, a wash stand, a roundhouse, and a hydrant house. The text covers the water supply, fuel supply, ashes and washing, sand supply, turning engines, the roundhouse, lube supplies, and fire protection.

Maine Central Covered Hoppers

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-11
Page:
110
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified MDC cars to use for heavy-duty cement and lime services. Includes one prototype photos, several model photos, and a parts list.

Modeling a GATX Leasing MP15 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
76
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Companies lease equipment to see if it is useful to them, without actually having to buy it. GATX (General American Transportation Corp) leases equipment to railroads. The author used a Con-Cor HO-scale Conrail MP15 to create a model of the MP15 leased by St. Lawrence & Atlantic RR in 1991. A bill of materials and several detail diagrams are included.