My Library - Magazine Articles By D. Derek Verner

Deluxe Cutting Board

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-07
Page:
51
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes how he built a portable board that contains slots for common modeling tools and the center is a rotating board to make it easy to draw or cut items. Includes several of photos of the board in use and under construction.

How To Simulate Flickering Fires

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
72
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Provides several ideas to solving the same problem, i.e. creating the illusion of flickering fires, be they in a trash barrel, a burning building, or a machine shop. All the circuits are very simple. They all use the idea of a small transistor radio that drives a lamp of some sorts. The lamps suggested are plain bulbs, LED's, and neon lights.

Modeling a Camp Fire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-03
Page:
88
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a painted turntable, through which light shines and is reflected above in the scene that simulates a camp fire.

Zap-texturing for Foliage

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-09
Page:
90
Category:
Tools
Description:
After explaining how zap-texturing works, the author describes his experiences with the Wimshurst Electrostatic Machine, and then shows how he uses the tool for making trees.