Curves on Straights
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-04
The author decided to use 1"x4" pine board as the sub-roadbed for his layout, and this article describes how he cut those into pieces to allow him to curve the track. Includes construction photos and the math necessary to cut the individual boards.
Handling Small Parts
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Using a toothpick and double-sided tape to make a small parts pick-up tool.