My Library - Magazine Articles By David Barrow

Build the Cat Mountain's South Plains District Part I

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
56
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
David introduces his "domino" layout design, a modular design that makes each module 18" by 48". The focus of the his layout design is operations, and the track plan included is an L-shaped layout with lots of switching opportunity in a relatively small space. The article covers the complete construction of one such domino with lots of diagrams, construction photos, and a materials list. Roadbed installation is also covered.

How to Plan Your Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-06
Page:
70
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Making a case for the linear, segmental layout design. Includes information about what prototype you want to follow, what type of operations do you want, and what kind of commitment do you want to make toward the layout.

Track and Power for the South Plains District part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
84
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment of the sectional layout construction covers the scenery base, tracklaying using sectional track, wiring, and rail command control

Twenty-five Years on the Cat Mountain & Santa Fe

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-09
Page:
56
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author talks about how he built several layouts and improved his idea of what an ideal layout would be. He then covers his current "domino" modular design with minimal scenery. Includes lots of photos and several track plans, including the latest one.