My Library - Magazine Articles By David A. Bontrager

An EOT for the Front Runner

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
78
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built an end-of-train device for his piggyback train. Includes construction photos and electronics schematic.

BN's Big Brutte: the C30-7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
130
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article includes prototype photos and many modeling details to build a replica of this locomotive with a Rail Power Products' body shell.

Detailing Intermodal Vans

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
71
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
HO
Description:
TOFC (Trailers On FlatCars) are slowly replacing box cars. The article describes various manufactures that make these trailers, with special attention paid to Front Range Products.

Economical Coal Loads

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
94
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
An inexpensive method for filling hoppers using a false styrene floor covered with coal.

Union Pacific SD40-2 Snoot #3406

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-12
Page:
28
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
In addition to prototype information (and photos), the author describes how he superdetailed an Athearn SD40-2 to look exactly like the prototype. Includes parts list.