My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Gill

Acres in Inches

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-11
Page:
81
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using a thin piece of styrofoam, this article describes how to model what appears to be a deep, dark forest in just around an inch of depth. From the photos it looks to be very effective.

Adding Trucks to the Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-11
Page:
52
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he customizes the Classic Metal Works pickup trucks. The models represent the way trucks would appear in 1950, which includes trucks that didn't change in appearance during WWII. He modeled a truck that picked up milk cans, one that delivers vegetables (shows how to model vegetables using clay), one that is used by the local telephone company, and modeling creates and bales of hay (for truck loads).

Detailing a Classic

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-11
Page:
73
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he added details to the Classic Metal Works 1948 Ford "Woody" station wagon.

Keveny Memorial Academy

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
56
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a compressed scale replica of this building found in Cohoes. Includes one finished model photo and two prototype photos.

Letterbashing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
45
Category:
Structures
Description:
Using computer graphics software, the author created letters for his structure that needed their own custom spacing and had to fit within the structure's design elements. Also covers small shop signs, factory signs, and dealing with specific letters.

Marble Service Flatcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-11
Page:
72
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
After reading the John Nehrich article in the January 1986 issue of Model Railroader, the author followed the same approach to take two Athearn 40-foot flat car kits and built these cars. He added more rivets to the model by using CA glue rivet heads. Includes prototype and model photos.

Thinking Outside the Blocks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-09
Page:
56
Category:
Structures
Description:
The author describes how he uses Lego® building blocks to construct inner foundations for structures, as temporary stand-ins for to-be-built structures, and for building interior details.

Tools: Cheaper by the Dozen

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-05
Page:
77
Category:
Tools
Description:
Think outside the box to find some really cheap, even free, tools.

Two for the Load

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-11
Page:
50
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a lumber load for a flat car, and a pulpwood load for a gondola.

Weeds Along the Right of Way

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-02
Page:
73
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using real lichens, the author shows how to model Goldenrod and several other weed types in various scales. Includes plenty of model and prototype photos.