My Library - Magazine Articles By David K. Smith

Enhancing an N-scale Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
106
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
N
Description:
The article describes how to upgrade a Dimi Trains kit to make the model look like the prototype tower along the Northeast corridor, which the author photographed. Includes drawings of the changes made to the stock kit. Includes tips on how to create the corbels and how to build scale stairs.

Route Control for Slow-motion Turnout Motors

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-11
Page:
106
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how he designed and built route control with a single selector knob for yard ladders, but for use with Tortoise (or other slow-motion) switch machines.

Wipe Out Freight Car Wobble

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
108
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
N
Description:
Explains how to get rid of wobble in N-scale cars.