My Library - Magazine Articles By Don Ledger

A Perfect Shot in the Foot

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
54
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's observations about the behavior of long-time S-scalers.

Detailing Micro-Engineering Trestle Tower

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-05/06
Page:
43
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
N
Description:
Adding gussets, lattice bars, and rivets to improve a decent basic structure. Includes a side bar on embossing rivet heads in styrene using a pounce wheel. Article includes prototype photos.

Forest Modeling

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-07/08
Page:
72
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
N
Description:
Modeling pine tree forests. Detailed instructions, photos, and diagrams for building foreground sisal pine trees.

Modeling Steel Railroad Bridges Chapter 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
15
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This article starts a series on bridges. In this installment the author covers railroad economics as it pertains to bridges, with descriptions of prototype solutions to several different sites.

Scenery Techniques

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
38
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces this new column.

Scenery Techniques

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
47
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
Using colored feather down as vegetation that actually moves with the surrounding breezes.

Scenery Techniques

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
58
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
Information about how to turn "Scotch-Brite" #220 Heavy Duty Scour Pads into S-scale vines.

Splice Bar Alternatives

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
43
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
How to simulate splice bars, rail joiners, and how to create that clickety-clack sound.

Trackwork Detailing Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
38
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
The series starts with an article about how to make Delrin ties of flextrack more realistic-looking. Includes step-by-step instructions with accompanying photos.