My Library - Magazine Articles By Frank Cicero

"Urban Ore" Carriers: Modeling EMAX Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
58
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about 60-foot boxcars that carry municipal waste. There is a sidebar on how to make the car's decals using WordPerfect for DOS.

Kitbashing a LIRR SW1001

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
54
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Has prototype and model photos. The author started with two Athearn SW1000 to create two models that were coupled nose-to-nose, as per the prototype. Parts list is included.

Kitbashing an NJ Transit ALP-46

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
72
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took a Roco German DB Class 101 engine and converted it to look like an New Jersey Transit engine using the plans published by Railroad Model Craftsman magazine in its March 2003 issue. Includes before and after model photos and a prototype photo.

Kitbashing Two Family Brick Homes

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
69
Category:
Structures - Homes
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified a DPM townhouse kit into a two-family, three story residence.

Modeling a Modern Service Station

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-11
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how to model a modernday Conoco gas station. The reason why I found this article so interesting is that this is the very gas station where I get gas every week! I never met the author, so I don't know why he picked that particular station, which is located in the far west side of Houston, Texas. The model he built looks exactly like the station.

NJ Transit's New ALP-46

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-03
Page:
64
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
Describes the new 7,100hp, 100-mph commuter train built in Kassel, Germany. Includes scale diagrams, lots of close-ups detail photos, including the interior cab.

Red, White, and Blue - A Salute to EMD's SD40-2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
50
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling SD40-2 in red CP Rail and blue Conrail.

The Recycled Theater

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
70
Category:
Structures
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling a contemporary CVS Pharmacy store in a building that used to be a movie theater. The articles includes N-scale drawings of the building which was completely scratchbuilt from styrene.