My Library - Magazine Articles By Dave Frary & Bob Hayden

A Last Look at Thatcher's Inlet Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-05
Page:
24
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This last installment focuses on creating the atmosphere in the main street and the dockside fish warehouse complex. It covers how one might design structure layout by constructing temporary cardboard mockups. Many close-up photos.

Basics of Thatcher's Inlet Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
30
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers the basic construction of the layout, such as benchwork, track laying, and wiring. Many construction photos are included.

Dyeing Sawdust

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
48
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The article describes how to take plain sawdust (a popular old method of creating cheap ground cover) and coloring it to suit your needs.

Sunrise on Thather's Inlet Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
38
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HOn2-1/2
Description:
This installment focuses on how one can capture the atmosphere of an area being modeled. It is amazing how many details the authors squeezed into this small layout.

The Light at Thatcher's Inlet

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
36
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The lighthouse at Mystic Seaport, CT serves as the role-model for the structure built by the authors. Information about how it was built, along with scale drawings and a prototype photo, are included.