My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Wade

15th National Narrow Gauge Convention

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a brief summary of the convention.

Almost Heaven! Cass, West Virginia

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
17
Category:
Railroads
Description:
A visit to the Cass Scenic Railroad. Several prototype photos.

Are You In The Mood?

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Consider period music to put you in the mood for modeling, or to enhance the overall experience of your layout.

August 15, 1945... President Truman Has Just Announced... The War is Over!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
23
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Scale:
S
Description:
Using a 1:35 scale figure to model a town's statue dedicated to the war heroes of WWII.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
8
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Reviewed are Realistic Cedar Shingles by Sierra Scale Models, Northwoods Green Trees by Timberline Designs, the C&S Jefferson Depot kit by P-B-L, Flatcar Loads by Stewart Locomotive Works, S Scale Rule by the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association, Lionel Hobbyist Advertisements by Lionel Trains, and the PRR 2-10-0 by Omnicon Scale Models (reviewed by Dick Karnes).

CAD is no longer a Cad!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
Computer Aided Design is now an integral part of the manufacturing of model railroad products.

Change Times... Changing Tunes... Sometimes!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
An editorial about how people used to complaint about things not being available in S-scale. Now that more products are available, people still complain.

Detail The Tail

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
36
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to super-detail the back end of an F-unit locomotive, a section that is often overlooked. Includes a photo, drawings, and a parts list.

Detailing American Model's Passenger-Car Trucks

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
25
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he super-details the rather bland American Models passenger car trucks. Includes a diagrams, a couple of model photos, and a parts list.

Diesel Detailing Part 1

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
27
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers using B.T.S. detailing parts to super-detail the pilot of an American Models GP9. Includes one prototype photo.

Flat Car Loads

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
33
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the HO-scale Tichy Train Group kit #3056 Cement Pipe Flat Car Load on an S-scale car.

Flat Car Loads Part I

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
32
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers how to model a load-that-was, i.e. what remains after a load has been recently removed from the car.

Flat Car Loads Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
28
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
Covered machinery loads from Stewart Locomotive Works.

Flat Car Loads Part III

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
30
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
This article is also a product review of the Building & Structure company's laser-cut low-profile crate used as a flat car load.

Horseshoe Curve 1995

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
32
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the 1995 NASG Convention in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Includes a number of contest model photos.

Kitbashing A Mail-storage Car Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
22
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the underbody detailing, installing diaphragms, and painting and lettering the model. Includes detail diagrams for the underbody piping and parts installation, the making of several detail parts, and a few photos.

Layout Unlimited's Steel Coils

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
30
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Steel coil loads made out of injection-molded styrene, and a rack specifically made for an American Flyer gondola.

Mainstreeter Models' Gondola Load

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
35
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
The scrap metal load was included with the gondola the company sold, but it is also available separately.

Modern Modeling

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
19
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
S
Description:
Information about how to model railroad trailers (i.e. those of semi-trucks) in S-scale. Includes several model and prototype photos.

Mr. Plaster's Paster Products

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
31
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Several HO-scale loads and crates are available from Mr. Plaster that are usable in S-scale.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
29
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers narrow-gauge critters, including the ones that are available, and ones that can be kitbashed. Includes several model photos.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
29
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Modified flat cars that were used for hauling logs, based on the scratchbuilt car documented in the February 1995 issue of this magazine.

National Conventions of 1997

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
18
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author recounts his visits to the 1997 NMRA, NASG, and Narrow Gauge Conventions. Includes photos taken at the shows.

NMRA/NASG Joint Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
22
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The 1990 NASG Convention will have an opportunity to expose non-S modelers to our scale, or so the author speculates.

On3 to S

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
27
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
The story of how to convert a Flying Zoo On3 2-6-0 to standard-gauge S-scale. The work was done by outside contractors. Includes several photos of the completed model.

Plentiful Pallets

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
24
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
S
Description:
How to scratchbuild wooden pallets.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
10
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Consider using etching brass to create your own passenger car sides that could be mounted to an American Models car body.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
49
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
Helping manufacturers with prototype data, so that a particular model could possibly be produced.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
48
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The idea of bringing wanna-be manufacturers with money together with manufacturers short on cashflow.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
53
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
Small plastic manufacturing companies could be turned into producing model railroad products, if we provide them with the necessary data; the company doesn't have to be a pure model railroading-only company.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
55
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
What S needs is a distributor, to help cut down on the amount of time cottage industry manufacturers have to spend on "administrivia".

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
55
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
What benefit would an S-scale distributor have to the community?

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
55
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Sn3 needs an affordable steam locomotive to attract modelers that are turned-off by the high cost of brass models.

Procrastination

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
How to handle it, and how to overcome it by pushing projects along just a little at a time.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The publisher talks about burn-out in publishing a regular magazine.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The June 1995 Model Railroader had a 8-page section in the middle of the magazine all about what is available in S-scale at that moment. The author is encouraging all to take advantage of this and help continue to promote and grow S-scale.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The publisher writes about what they did over the summer to improve the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide, started BTS Distributing, and new BTS structures.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The Pop Valve returns in this issue, and the noted losses of famous people.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the author's companies' accomplishments for 1997, and concern for the Asia products due to their financial woes.

Railroadin' on the Internet

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
A (dated) update article on new web sites and e-mail addresses available.

Railroading' on the Internet

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
28
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
A review of what is available on the Internet in 1995 for model railroading resources. Includes a sidebar on Web terminology.

Remember With Respect

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
12
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:
Remembering the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, the author reviews the people and companies that suffered due to the war.

Respect Through Knowledge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
So, why doesn't model railroading receive the same level of respect as other pastimes?

Ridgehill Scale Models' Dynamite / Storage Shed

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
37
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of this first structure kit by the company.

Shiloh's Lighted Signals

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
44
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a review of the two-light standard target, model no. SS7, featuring green-over-red. The mast is a scale six inches in diameter and 21.5 feet high.

Short Dreams

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
14
Category:
Railroads
Description:
Consider modeling a shortline, if you are short on model railroading resources (time, money, space, etc.).

Spring "S" Spree

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
31
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S

The Berlyn Locomotive Works' Sn3 C&S Type II Stock Car Kit

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
41
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A review of the construction of this kit.

The Color of Flesh

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
14
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Description:
Just what is the color of "flesh"?

The Dreaded Deposit

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
What it actually takes, financially, to produce a brass piece of equipment.

The Eleventh Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the 1996 Sn3 Symposium held in San Diego, California by the San Diego Sn3 Fellowship.

The Great Layouts

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
What makes a layout "great"?