My Library - Magazine Articles By Christopher P. D'Amato

Building a Garden Railway Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
48
Category:
Garden Railroading
Scale:
G
Description:
The first installment describes why and how the author got started in building a garden railroad. It covers the design of the track plan and the garden (including a list of plants used), and the start of the project.

Building a Garden Railway Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
72
Category:
Garden Railroading
Scale:
G
Description:
In this installment the author will start the construction phase of his garden railroad. It covers preparing the ground, ballasting, incorporating a tunnel, dealing with grades, incorporating a mountain, building a retaining wall and bridge supports, planting plants, and structures.

Building a Garden Railway Part III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
72
Category:
Garden Railroading
Scale:
G
Description:
The author continues his series on how he built his garden railroad. This installment covers wiring and finishing the layout, including powering the railroad, wiring a reverse loop, wiring a double-slip switch, A.C. wiring, burying wires, structure wiring, and the control panel.

Canadian National Rwy. 42" Gauge Wooden Van

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
58
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
Prototype information, photos, and scaled drawings of these cabooses in the Newfoundland Division. On page 92 there are more photos of Newfoundland cabooses.

Layout Building in 1:64 Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Page:
88
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Chris talks about Trevor Marshall's S-scale layout construction. Trevor is modeling the town of Port Rowan in Ontario, Canada in the 1950s. (related web page)

Steel Mill Railroading

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1997-01
Page:
54
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Prototype photos and a description of steel mills in Pennsylvania.