My Library - Magazine Articles By Fred Lagno

A Handbrake for the Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-01
Page:
61
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes the construction of a manually-operated piece of tubing that sticks up into the track to hold a car back on a gradient.

Modeling Mercury-vapor Lamps

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
87
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Making the blue-white LED's look like these lamps from the 1970s.

Resistance Wheelsets

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-07
Page:
88
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how to add resistance wheelsets so that freight cars' presence can be detected by electronic circuits.

Tips on Photographing Your Model Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
56
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
The author discusses using a fog machine to hide backdrop edges and transition. Several "right" and "wrong" photographs are shown as examples of the topic discussed.