My Library - Magazine Articles By Bruce Goehmann

Adding Overhead Wire to Our Traction Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
82
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
HO
Description:
Provides a lot of detail about how to do overhead traction wiring, including the nomenclature. Includes prototype, detail, and model photos.

Thoughts on Modular Traction Design

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
82
Category:
Modules
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author is proposing three standards for interchangeable modular layouts using traction, as inspired by the NTrak standard. The standards are "rural/farm", "big city", and "heavy electric" modeling. Various track plans and model photos of the author's modules are included.

Z Scale Western Pacific 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-02
Page:
66
Category:
Layouts - Z
Scale:
Z
Description:
The Model Railroader staff is starting a series building a portable Z-scale display layout. What is interesting about this layout is that it features four different scenes, with the option of not using the center section, thereby leaving a two-scene oval layout.

Z Scale Western Pacific 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-03
Page:
66
Category:
Layouts - Z
Scale:
Z
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the cabinet and starts the subroadbed. Fascia boards are also installed.

Z Scale Western Pacific 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-04
Page:
63
Category:
Layouts - Z
Scale:
Z
Description:
This installment covers installing track, backgrounds, and the basic foam scenery.

Z Scale Western Pacific Part 7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-08
Page:
84
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
Z
Description:
This installment finishes the construction of the layout. It covers uncoupling ramps, weathering cars (by sucking them into the vacuum cleaner, removing the out-of-scale dirt, and then spraying with a fixative; done!), backdrop painting and structures, lighting, and installing weeds. The project's conclusion wraps up the article.