My Library - Magazine Articles By Dean Freytag

A Steel Mill Heavy Hauler

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-02
Page:
66
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dean describes how he built this specialized vehicle used by steel mills.

Combine to Gas-electric

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
29
Category:
Locomotives - Gas Electric
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dean built gas-electric combine ("Doodlebug") out of a passenger car body and Tyco Alco C-430 trucks.

Model 6 Different Mill Cars From State Tool & Die's Universal Mill Car

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-10
Page:
30
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
Steel slab car, plain deck slab car, well car, gondola, crop car, "X" car (used for heavy rubble service).

The Davies Steel Coke Plant Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-04
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author starts of the series about how to model a coke processing plant. This installment covers the history and purpose of coke and the coke plant, how to size the model, what construction materials to use, how to add common details, how to build the oven foundation, how to build the oven, and detailing the oven. Included are many model photos, and several scaled drawings, including one on how to scratchbuild the oven doors.

The Davies Steel Coke Plant Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-06
Page:
107
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment of the series covers the exhaust gas system, the governor house, the west end control building, the dump house, the crusher house, the conveyors, and the transfer house. In additional to model photos of these buildings, there are also scaled drawings included.

The Davies Steel Coke Plant Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-08
Page:
89
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment, the author covers the construction of the east coal bunker and the quench tower. Included are lots of model photos and scaled drawings. This completes the structure. In the October 1991 issue, he covers the rolling stock and locomotives that were used in these types of facilities.

The Paper Punch Filling in with Blanks

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1989-05
Page:
54
Category:
Tools
Description:
Using a paper punch to create paper discs that are then used to model bearing caps, inspection covers, manhole covers, tubing couplers, tubing brackets, pulleys, and several other ideas.

The Siamese Connection

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
85
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he models often forgotten details of facilitating fire fighting of commercial buildings with a Siamese connection (for attaching fire hoses), a wall post indicator valve, and a fire alarm.