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2015 O Scale National Convention Roundup

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
11
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
O
Description:
The author shares many photos from the The 2015 O Scale National Convention held in September in Indianapolis.

Chicago O Scale Meet 2016

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
O
Description:
The people and new products at this annual show.

Cleveland O Scale Show

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-01/02
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
O
Description:
A review and many photos of the show.

Getting Glassy

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-02/03
Page:
39
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
This article, copied from the September/October 2014 issue of The O Scale Resource, covers how to cut real glass to make windows for cabooses, engine cabs, etc.

In Memoriam - Harmon Monk

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
O
Description:
This article reviews O-scale brass modeler Harmon Monk's projects.

Indianapolis O Scale Show S Scale Midwest

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A behind-the-scenes look at this show, and the first year the owners ran it.

Indianapolis S Scale Midwest Show

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-10/11
Page:
60
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
This was the first show since the owners of the S Scale Resource magazine had bought the Indianapolis O Scale and rebranded it as the Indianapolis O Scale and S Scale Midwest Show. After a brief introduction, this article is a photo essay of the event.

Practical Lighting

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-10/11
Page:
50
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This is a re-run of the article that appeared in an earlier O Scale Resource magazine issue. It covers how to work with the tiny SMD LEDs, magnet wire, and how to install them into structures.

S, with a Touch of West S West 11

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-06/07
Page:
18
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A photo essay of the things to see at the 2016 O & S West show in California.

Sand Hoppers For the RD&S Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-01/02
Page:
54
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
O
Description:
The author transforms a Weaver PRR H30 and a N&W HC-1 covered hopper as sand service models for his layout. Includes lots of construction photos.

Sound Decoder Install in a Brass Locomotive

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
37
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his experience installing a SoundTraxx Tsunami2 TSU-2200 DCC decoder in a River Raisin Models NKP S-2 Berkshire. Includes many close-up photos. The JMRI settings are also shown. (related web page)

Telegraph Poles - One Last Time

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
60
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
O
Description:
This article delves deeply into the design and construction of telegraph poles and how to make detailed scale models.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
65
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
O
Description:
The author shows the work he is doing on an O-scale steam engine.

Working With Older Brass Diesel Locomotives Part 1

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
33
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes what he did to upgrade a brass Fairbanks-Morse model, H-20-44, imported by The Car Works in the 1990s. He covers how to disassemble the model, provides hints for how to upgrade the motor, how to prepare to install a DCC decoder into the model, and how to paint it. (related web page)