My Library - Magazine Articles By Chuck Diljak

An Identity Crisis

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
69
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes how he electronically modified a standard PRR logo to create a friend's freelanced railroad's logo.

Anglin' for a Roof

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-09
Page:
69
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The authors shows how he calculated and then made a six-panel roof.

Building a Mine Ventilation House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
76
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers adding a ventilation house to a coal mine scene. Includes prototype photos of the interior and exterior of the structure, as well as scale drawings and some construction photos.

Building a Mine Ventilation House Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-03
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the air way and air lock, which the author built out of modified DPM wall sections. The article includes scaled profile drawings, construction photos, and one prototype photo.

Designing a Hoist House Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Page:
63
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
Initially the author intended to just build a basic "box" to represent a hoist house, but upon further research decided to fully model one, including an interior. Many prototype photos (mostly of the interior) are included in the article. This installment focuses on the prototype information for such a structure.

Designing a Hoist House Pt. II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-02
Page:
64
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment describes the interior of the building, the wall construction, the foundation, floor, and machinery. Many construction and close-up photos are included, as well as scale drawings and a materials list.

Designing a Hoist House Pt. III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
68
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment shows how the author built the roof trusses using jigs, and built the cupola and roof. Construction photos are included as well as drawings and a materials list.

The Two-faced Doodlebug

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
48
Category:
Locomotives - Gas Electric
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified a Bachmann Doodlebug for bi-directional service (cabs on either end of the engine), modeled after the ones used by the Erie. Includes model and prototype photos.