My Library - Magazine Articles By Doug Geiger

An Easy Cinderblock Factory Kitbash

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
46
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
Taking several kits and constructing a modern factory building.

Building a Modern Stock Trailer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
68
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes prototype, model, and some construction photos, scale drawings, and parts list to build an HO-scale model.

Casting Boulders

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-03
Page:
30
Category:
Scenery - Mountains
Description:
The author shows his step-by-step process for casting loose boulders using molds and Hydrocal.

Eel River Models Lube House and Roundhouse Superintendent's Office

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-04
Page:
18
Category:
MRR Product Review
Scale:
HO
Description:
PBL released this kit of a prototype structure found in Chama, New Mexico. Review covers the kit itself, the instructions, and the problems found.

Modeling Streets and Roads Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
27
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Using sand paper to model gravel roads.

Modeling Streets and Roads Part 3A

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
48
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Asphalt.

Modeling Streets and Roads Part 3B

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
28
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Asphalt using Route 66's HO and N scale paper roads.

Modeling Streets and Roads Part 4A

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
30
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
How to model concrete streets.

Modeling Streets and Roads Part 4C

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
42
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Concrete roads. Simulate the real world by pouring hydrocal. Use similar construction techniques. Shows how to create cracks in the concrete and highlight them with india ink. Also shows how to paint white strips down the middle of the road.

Modeling Streets and Roads - Concrete Part 4B

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-10
Page:
38
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Model construction, and prototype photos.

New York Railway Supply PTC Model III Turntable Drive and Indexing System

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-08/09
Page:
17
Category:
Product Review
Description:
PTC3 system consists of: controller box, track-selector circuit board, high-precision stepper motor, power supply, shaft connector and necessary connecting cables. The PTC3 motor can index over 14,000 individual locations within a 360° circle, so getting a precise alignment is easy as long as all the rails don't move. The controller can also automatically flip the polarity on the ridge rails (up to 1.5 amp) when the turntable has passed by 90° of rotation. An internal DPDT relay performs that operation, thus making a split-ring or other turntable rail-switching device unnecessary. (related web page)

Sagebrush Trees

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-07
Page:
59
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author describes what sagebrushes are, where the can be found and harvested, and how to use them as the armature for a tree.

The Gladstone & North Houghton

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
38
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
Fred Carlson's G&NH "G"-shaped layout models the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where iron ore is king. He is an MMR. The article contains lots of close-up photos, a description of how the layout was built, the motive power and rolling stock, and operations of the layout. A track plan is included. Another magazine article on the layout can be seen in the Railroad Model Craftsman February 1996 issue. Online photos for this layout are available at this Rocky Mountain NMRA Region web site.

The Granite Mountain Railway Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
48
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Revisits the construction of this layout, dealing with open houses, and interjects philosophy about building a large layout. Includes track plan and many photos of the layout, including the CTC panel and the helix in the garage.

The Granite Mountain Railway Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
48
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the primary purpose of the layout: operations. Also covered are the Dynatrol command control, scenery design, and the added narrow gauge line.