My Library - Magazine Articles By Dick Roberts

Joel Shank's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-10
Page:
50
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author talks about how Joel went about building a 34'x44' building (from scratch itself in 1987) after literally burning his HO-scale layout in 1984. The article includes many photos of this highly-detailed layout, as well as a track plan.

Spanning the Bear River

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
60
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dick built a very close match to this 812-foot long bridge that sits at 190 feet above the water of the Nevada County Railroad. Many construction photos and drawings are included with the article, as well as a prototype photo.

You've Never Heard it So Good Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
89
Category:
Electronics
Description:
In this article the author describes how to build a scenic sound system. It includes a parts list, and many diagrams.

You've Never Heard It So Good Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
94
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This installment continues with the discussion of the main integrated circuit chip by dividing it up into separate segments. It also briefly describes how the circuit can be used in a layout or on board an engine.