My Library - Magazine Articles By Don Ball Jr.

Cast Your Own Freight Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-08
Page:
72
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author wanted a number of 29-foot identical flat cars that were not commercially available, so he built a master, made the two-part mold, and made several castings. Includes a sidebar on how to make removable loads using magnets.

Scratchbuilding Steam-era Water Tanks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-07
Page:
82
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modeled a 1870s water tank. Includes many photos and scaled drawings, as well as a materials list.