My Library - Magazine Articles By David J. Leider

Building Knedler's Mill

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-08
Page:
49
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
Construction of a landmark mill near Prairie View, Illinois includes scale drawings, prototype and model construction photos, as well as a parts list.

Double-tank Vinegar Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Scale drawings, many prototype and model construction photos accompany this article about how to model a vinegar transport car. Since vinegar is corrosive, it is transported in wooden tanks.

Realistic Telegraph Poles

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
53
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using Rix green-tinted plastic crossarms, the author shows how he scratchbuilt telegraph poles. Includes the jig used, construction photos, and a prototype photo.

The Pickle Industry and Railroading

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
82
Category:
Industries
Description:
This article covers the history of the pickle industry, how pickles are made, salting stations, pickle cars, and how to model the industry. Includes many prototype photos.

Using Semi-scale wheels and couplers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
68
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Changing the wheels and couplers of freight cars to more-to-scale ones improves the look of the models. He uses wheels from Reboxx and Intermountain, and couplers from Accumate. He uses the Reboxx Exxact Socket tool to improve the free-rolling characteristic of the trucks.