My Library - Magazine Articles By Doug Leffler

Building a Tool and Section Car House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-02
Page:
48
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos, scale drawings, and construction details accompany this article about how to build this simple structure.

Diesel Fuel Facility

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-04
Page:
52
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how to use a single-dome tank car to scratchbuild a fueling facility for a branchline operation. A sidebar shows another approach, as well as several prototype photos of these types of installations.

Freelanced Narrow Gauge Flatcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
34
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
Using strip wood, the author built this narrow gauge flat car. With some adjustment, this car could also be built to fit standard gauge.

Grade-crossing Flasher

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-12
Page:
60
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article describes how to build a flasher using red LEDs. Scaled diagrams (for N-, HO-, S-, and O-scale) are included, as well as several prototype photos.

Three Foot Caboose EBT-style

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-05
Page:
31
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author describes how he built this model out of Strathmore bristol board, after he measured the prototype car. Includes model photos, an exploded diagram of the parts to build the model, and two prototype photos.