My Library - Magazine Articles By Bonnie Domrois

A British Invasion: The Artist Richard Smyth

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
9
Category:
Art
Description:
The story of Richard Smyth and several of his railroad-themed paintings.

Artist & Photographer Russ Porter

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-07/08
Page:
4
Category:
Art
Description:
Biographical information about Russ Porter. The article includes some of his paintings

Artist Rick Borrett

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
8
Category:
Art
Description:
History of the artist and many photos of his works, which includes many train scenes.

Badger-Mid-Western Railroad Co. "The Sawtooth Road"

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
14
Category:
Layouts - N - Medium
Scale:
N
Description:
A thorough description of Paul Hillmer's layout. Includes over 100 photos(!), and track plans.

Boxcar Grain Door Panels

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
11
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
How grain door panels were made for box cars.

Dandelions

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2016-01/02
Page:
21
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
How to quickly and simply model these weeds.

Editorial

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
3
Category:
Railroading
Description:
Teach children about proper safety around train tracks, and explain to them why these are important.

Grain Era Authenticity

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
12
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
N
Description:
Kevin Domrois builds a grain door for an N-scale Micro Trains Line 40í box car and N-scale laser etched wood box car grain door panels from Great Lakes Models. Includes step-by-step photos and instructions.

Hobo Signs

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
8
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model hobo signs on the layout.

Hobo Signs & Symbols

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
5
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The sign "language" that hobos use to communicate with each other. Includes several common signs.

Houston-White Company Mill & Basket Factory

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2016-01/02
Page:
47
Category:
Industries
Description:
The company was based in Millsboro, Delaware. This article is a history of the start and fall of this company, what they manufactured, how they survived the Great Depression, and how they relied on the railroads. Includes many photos, a track map, and several scale drawings of the buildings.

How To: Unreal Details' Magic Water

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
63
Category:
Scenery - Waterside
Description:
The author shows the step-by-step process of using "Magic Water" by Unreal Details, which is a two-part epoxy.

If Itís Blue, You Know Itís Good!

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
35
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
History and information about Blue Coal from the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company located in northeast Pennsylvania. Includes photos of the breaker, advertisements, Blue Coal nick-knacks, a 3D diagram of the Huber Colliery's operations in 1939, a track map, and a few modernday photos of the colliery.

Jim Lorbiecki's Milwaukee Road Everett Street Station Diorama

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
54
Category:
Dioramas
Scale:
HO
Description:
This diorama models the Everett Street Station, or Milwaukee Union Station, which was built by the Milwaukee Road and opened in 1886. The station was located on Everett Street between N. 2nd Street and N. 4th Street in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes several close-up photos of the diorama.

Kato Contest

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
4
Category:
Modules
Scale:
N
Description:
For winning the Kato contest a Japanese High School team got to travel to the 2016 Trainfest show in the U.S., and show their winning module. Includes several close-up photos of the model of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Lucin Cutoff

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
41
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
How the Transcontinental Railroad traversed the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and how the bridge still survives today.

Marker Weathering

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
18
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
N
Description:
After building the West End Shack (#0901) by GCLaser, the author used Prismacolor markers (also sold by GCLaser) to apply weathering to the building.

Metro Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
22
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article contains a description and many photos of the Metro Model Railroad Club's permanent layout in the senior citizens' condo development located in the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Includes general layout shape diagrams with photo indicators. (related web page)

Milwaukee-N-Southeastern

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
16
Category:
Layouts - N - Large
Scale:
N
Description:
The Milwaukee-N-Southeastern (MNSE) N-scale layout resides in the basement of a building located in Cudahy, Wisconsin. The article includes many photos, and a rough trackplan of the layout (with photo locations identified).

National Train Day

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
4
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
Starting in 2008, Amtrak, as a way to educate the general public on the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in America, created National Train Day, which is held on the Saturday closest to May 10th, the anniversary of the Golden Spike being driven into the rails in Promontory, Utah. Includes a photo of Amtrak #406.

Photographer William "Bill" Bedell

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
6
Category:
Art
Description:
Biography of Bill Bedell and some of his railroad-related photos. Also includes a description and photos of his home HO-scale layout.

Profile Jerry Brettschneider A True Ambassador

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Jerry started Lionel clubs at all the locations where he lived throughout his life.

Sesquicentennial Replica

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
8
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The story about how Dave Kloke built a full-size, working replica of the Leviathan #63 (originally built in 1868).

Soldering

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-07/08
Page:
36
Category:
Tools
Description:
The basics of how to solder wire, and how to clean the soldering iron.

Soldering Track

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
22
Category:
Track
Description:
The basics on what it takes to soldering rail joiners and wire to rail. Includes many step-by-step photos.

Soo Line #1003

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
9
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
History and photos of the Soo Line #1003, which is a 2-8-2 L-1 class Mikado steam locomotive built by Alco in 1913. Includes a scaled diagram.

Swinging Bridge

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
88
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
A brief history of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, in Reading, PA. Includes several photos.

The Domrois Z Scale Layout

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-07/08
Page:
44
Category:
Layouts - Z
Scale:
Z
Description:
How Kevin Domrois got into Z-scale modeling, and how he built his home layout based on the Z-scale Bend Track standards. Includes many photos, and full descriptions of each of the modules he built (also includes a diagram showing the locations of the photos).

The Lincoln Special

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
4
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
Historical information about President Lincoln's funeral train. Includes photos, and a map the path train traveled between D.C. and Illinois.

The Northwest Timberline

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
35
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
Many photos of the dual-deck layout built by Jim Lorbiecki. The U-shaped layout measures 8' x 17' x 24', with a peninsula that adds another 3.5' x 7'. Includes diagrams roughly indicating where the photos were taken.

The Twin Cities "400" Ghost Train

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
12
Category:
Railroading
Description:
The story behind the video that provides the audio and the visuals of a train passing by, without a train actually being present. (related web page)

Trainfest 2015

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2016-01/02
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Fictionalized stories about different people attending the show held on November 14 and 15, 2015, attended by over 19,000 people, and held in West Allis, Wisconsin a City of Milwaukee suburb at the Wisconsin Expo Center on the Wisconsin State Fair Park grounds. The article contains a lot of photos of the various layouts and events at the show. (related web page)

Trains Under Glass

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
11
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has an annual multi-scale train show in one of its Domes.

Wisconsin's Bits 'n Pieces Railroad

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-07/08
Page:
9
Category:
Layouts
Scale:
multi
Description:
The Wisconsinís Bits Ďn Pieces Railroad is a modular layout club formed in the 1990s. Their HO-scale and N-scale layouts are traditional modular layouts, but each side of the rectangular shapes features a different season (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). Their original layouts were sold in 2009, and the second version of the layouts are now taken to shows. The large article includes many photos of both versions of both layouts, as well as diagrams showing the photos' locations.