My Library - Magazine Articles By Dave Messer

300 Main Street

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
75
Category:
Structures - Homes
Scale:
HO
Description:
This Victorian home was a side project for the author to build something not directly related to the railroad.

Building the Benchwork for My PRR Northeastern Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
82
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
The trackplan for this layout, which was presented in the October 1995 issue, is now being implemented. Construction details as well as final layout photos accompany the article. The entire front fascia of this layout functions are the control panel.

Modeling a New Haven Piggyback Flat Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
55
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
After describing the prototype, the author describes how he took an Intermountain flat car to model this New Haven car. Includes several prototype and model photos.

Modeling a PRR Alco RS-3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
47
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this model from a Stewart Hobbies kit, including assembly and painting. There are many construction photos.

Modeling PRR's Unique Class X42 Mail Storage Cars

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
27
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The X42 60-foot box car was used to store mail (pre-sorted and bagged). The author describes how he built the Funaro&Camerlengo resin kit of this car.

Nordi's Garage

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-01
Page:
116
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The articles shows how the author constructed an automobile garage based on the one in Troy, New York. Includes a prototype photo, model photos, scaled drawings, detail drawings, and color signs for the building (HO-scale).

The New Haven's Magnificent War Babies

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-01
Page:
92
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modifying a Life-Like DL-109 model to reflect Alco's original design. Includes prototype and completed model photos, as well as a parts list.

Updating the PRR Northeast Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
89
Category:
Layouts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author updates us on the improvements he has made to his layout (his last article was in the March 2001 issue of RMC). Includes close-up photos of his new, detailed scenes.