My Library - Magazine Articles By Don Mitchell

Dean Odiorne's Ground Throw / High-level Switchstand

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
100
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
HO
Description:
Build your own ground-throw, high-level switchstand. Includes construction photos and a diagram.

Quick Weathering with Chalks

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-02
Page:
64
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author describes how he uses artists chalk, scrapes off powder-fine material, and applies that to the model.

The California Central Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
68
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This club layout is housed in the Agnew depot. The article covers how the club was formed and progressed over the years, how they built the 12' by 55' layout, and describes their operations. Interior and exterior photos are included, as well as close-up layout photos and the full trackplan. Also includes a sidebar on how the club tested switch machines to determine which one would be used on the layout.

The Road to Enchantment

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
90
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes a potential track plan based on the Enchantment branch of the ATSF.

Visiting Steve Strebel's Rio Grande & Pacific

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-09
Page:
48
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
On3
Description:
This 33 by 19 feet, double-level layout models a narrow gauge line from Colorado to California. It is 5 years old and almost everything on the layout is scratchbuilt. Includes trackplan and many photos of this beautiful layout.