My Library - Magazine Articles By Art Curren

Build Artz Lumber Co.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-12
Page:
98
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
Artz Lumber combines three Atlas 750s and an AHM no. 15303 American farmhouse kit for the office and as storage for the hardware and other "goodies" lumberyards sell.

Building the Buildings That Aren't

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-04
Page:
40
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modeled a space in between two building where a building once stood, showing debris and partial remains.

Griffin & Howe: An Example of Over-the-tracks Space Utilization

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-09
Page:
44
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built (kit-bashed) this structure such that a portion of it covers the railroad tracks. The building was built for author Paul Caparatta's layout, based on the prototype photos they took (see Paul's article in this issue).

Modeling Over the Hill Industries

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
80
Category:
Scenery - Design
Description:
Modeling industries partly hidden beyond a hill on the layout - to imply they are there.

Old But Still Superior

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
116
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed the Superior Sandwich Factory structure.

Perry Shibbel Fruit & Produce Co-Op

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-01
Page:
102
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a kitbash based on the F&M Schaefer Brewery kit first marketed by AHM.

Some Structures for the Gold Hill Central Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
96
Category:
Structures
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment describes the various structures built for the 5' by 8' layout. Most were kitbashed and so the article includes diagrams of how various parts were combined to create the unique structures shown in the photos.

Some Tips for Detailing Structures

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
97
Category:
Structures
Scale:
HO
Description:
Not really a separate article as such, but it deserves attention. This article gives lots of tips and techniques about detailing, painting, and weathering DMP structures.

Step-by-step Backdrop Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
93
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author describes how he approaches painting a backdrop.

String Trees

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-06
Page:
83
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he makes small trees using carpet thread, cotton string, jute, and clothesline material. Each produces a different-looking tree.