My Library - Magazine Articles By Clark Propst

Detailing a M&St.L 1937 AAR Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
68
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes model and prototype photos of this car modeled in HO-scale. Also includes several historical scale drawings.

Machinery Loads for Gons

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
48
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article shows how to make loads that look like machinery that is covered by tarp, using foam blocks and facial tissue.

Modeling the M&StL Through Mason City Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-11
Page:
88
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author is getting ready to model the town of Mason City, Iowa in as close of a match as possible. This installment covers the research he did, how he decided to model just one town, the industries in the area, and the depot. It includes a lot of prototype photos.

Modeling the M&StL Through Mason City Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-12
Page:
76
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he was committed to modeling this town using the actual trackplan. Prototype and model photos are includes, as well as prototype trackplans for the diesel house and the depot area. The layout trackplan is also included. Finally, he covers the three "jobs" in how the layout (and the prototype) is operated.

Modeling Those Green M&St.L Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
77
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The M&St.L had 700 boxcars built in 1952 that were painted a signature green. In addition to the history, the author also describes how to model this car.

Removable Flat Car Loads

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-12
Page:
59
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article describes how the author was trying to model a single flat car and have its load be swapped out when it was supposed to return empty. This proved harder to do that originally thought because the deck was glued to the car's frame with superglue.