My Library - Magazine Articles By Cody Grivno

1994 Was the Year of the Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-12
Page:
66
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This article covers motive power, passenger and freight trains, and environmentally friendly locomotives of the year 1994.

A Growing Garden Empire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
64
Category:
Garden Railroading
Scale:
G
Description:
The article features many photos and a garden design plan for this 75' by 80' layout.

Add a Cornfield to Your Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-09
Page:
40
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he made a convincing cornfield from a Busch kit.

Amtrak's Mail and Express Fleet

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
71
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article offers suggestions for modeling the mail and express fleet in HO-scale. Includes many photos of the various cars.

An Expanding Narrow Gauge Empire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-01
Page:
86
Category:
Layouts
Scale:
On3
Description:
The Cascade County Narrow Gauge layout measures 26 x 31 feet, is set in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Includes information on how the owner found information about his prototype railroad.

How To Weather a Diesel Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
34
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The article describes how to weather the wheels, the truck sideframes, the fuel tank, the pilot, walkways, couplers, fans, radiators, hood, cab sides, ends, and the roof. All mainly done with an airbrush.

Make Conifers the Quick and Easy Way

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2011-03
Page:
30
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using furnace filters to make conifers.

Model a Pasture

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-09
Page:
28
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author shows how to use pot toppers (commonly found in crafts stores) to model the uneven pasture. Also includes how to model a watering hole and the pasture's fence.

Modeling a Weather-beaten Wood Structure

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
30
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
This article shows how to build, paint, and weather an American Model Builders HO-scale depot. It describes appropriate wood stains, how to apply the stain, internal bracing for wood structures, how to distress the exterior, how to use a finishing pad for weathering, how to do roof weathering, and how to simulate broken glass. Also included is a sidebar on how to simulate peeling paint using rubber cement.

Weathering Roads

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-06
Page:
122
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A neat trick for simulating fading of road grime using styrene rods.