My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Darnaby

Build a Magnetic Lift-out Bridge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
97
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Using magnets to hold a lift-out section in place and using it to conduct trackpower, so that when the magnets are disconnected, trackpower is removed.

Build a Scale Track

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
68
Category:
Track
Description:
Using two set of points to divert the track to a scale. Includes diagram, construction and prototype photos.

Building a River Crossing

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author uses foam board for his layout's construction, so this article describes how he fit a bridge into the scenery. The result is very convincing.

Design and Build a Brick Roundhouse

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-08
Page:
74
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his design for a brick roundhouse where dummy stalls make it look imposing without taking too much real estate. Includes various diagrams for how one might design a roundhouse in limited space. Also included are model photos, construction photos, and construction diagrams.

Model Mechanical Interlockings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-01
Page:
122
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to model the piping and infrastructure for the controls of an interlocking tower. Includes lots of close-up detail photos and diagrams, including a detailed drawing of a prototype turnout point mechanism.

Scratchbuild a Water Tank

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-09
Page:
62
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a water tank from styrene. Includes construction photos, a scale diagram, and a parts list.

The Maumee turns a Mike

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-07
Page:
94
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modeled the steam engine servicing facilities on his layout. Includes model photos and a track plan of the area discussed.

Weathering Freight Cars Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-04
Page:
65
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his methods for weathering freight cars using oil paints. Includes two pages of color photos of weathered models, including freight-car-red models. He uses both hand and air brushes. The article also covers faded paint and lettering and weathering wood.

Weathering Freight Cars Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-05
Page:
58
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers how to model physical damages. Examples of gondolas and hoppers are shown in color photos.