My Library - Magazine Articles By George Sebastian-Coleman

A Porter's Step Stool for the Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-03
Page:
34
Category:
Tools
Description:
Building a classic passenger car porter's step stool that is used during layout construction or for when smaller visitors want to see the layout.

ACF Center Flow

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-02
Page:
88
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
Prototype photos. Scale model drawings.

Auto-Max Bigger is Better

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
126
Category:
Freight Cars - Autorack
Description:
To be able to efficiently move both sedan as well as SUV automobiles, the Gunderson company designed and built the tri-level, secure automobile transport cars. It has adjustable loading racks. The article includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Benchwork

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
119
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This article briefly introduces a couple of different ways that benchwork can be constructed. It describes the open grid and L-girder methods, and also covers how to build legs.

Canadian Pacific Dynamometer Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
106
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

Franklin!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
74
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
George Selios has made it to the town of Franklin on his layout. Includes lots of great photos and a full trackplan of the layout to-date. George has switched to DCC and sound.

General Electric's New AC6000CW

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
78
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Describes the locomotive and how it differs from the AC4400. Includes many prototype photos and scale drawings. Also includes a brief paragraph on how to model these in HO.

Narrow Gauge in a Garage Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
36
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
On3
Description:
This first installment discusses the how and why of building an O-scale layout in a garage shared with the family car. Layout photos, trackplan, and sidebars are includes. One sidebar is about On3 v.s On2-1/2, and another is on converting a Bachmann 2-6-0 to On3. There are several more on On3 trucks, and adding DCC to an On2-1/2 Porter.

Narrow Gauge in a Garage Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
50
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
On3
Description:
This installment covers building benchwork, with specific focus on the tight constraints and sloping floor of a garage. It also covers backdrop construction, and building storage shelves upon which the layout rests.

Narrow Gauge in a Garage Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-09
Page:
52
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
On3
Description:
This installment covers installing DCC, installing roadbed on the new layout, and installing Tortoise switch motors using the NCE decoders.

Northstar '99 Model Contest

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-10
Page:
68
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Includes photos of the contest winners, including Tom Lennon's model of a converted American Flyer 0-8-0 to a scale Northern Pacific model that won the Steam Locomotive contest.

Pennsylvania RR 10-6 Sleeping Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-07
Page:
89
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This article describes the riveted lightweight cars built by American Car & Foundry for the PRR. They were also seen in blue, silver, and gray of the Missouri Pacific's Eagles, and in both the two-tone gray Overland scheme and the yellow-and-gray City colors of the Union Pacific. Includes prototype photos, scaled drawings of the outside, interior, and underbody details. Hints for how to model them in N-, HO-, and O-scale are also provided.

Plastic Kit Basics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
82
Category:
Structures
Description:
The basics of how to build a plastic kit

Presenting the Winners of the 1999 Readers' Choice Awards

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-08
Page:
72
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Shows each of the new-for-1999 products that received the most votes.

Sn3 Rio Grande Southern C-17 2-8-0

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-06
Page:
33
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author reviews the Railmaster Exports of New Zealand's narrow gauge engine, which is a mostly white-metal kit. Additional resources are highly recommended as the kit's instructions are spartan. A ready-to-run model was also available.

Sn3, HOn2, Nn3: Breaking the Code

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
74
Category:
Track
Description:
Definitions of narrow gauge railroading.

Using Rock Molds

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
70
Category:
Scenery - Mountains
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built the walls of a rock quarry by using real rock of which he made the molds.