My Library - Magazine Articles By Glenn Guerra

1-2-3 Blocks

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
19
Category:
Tools
Description:
How to use a 1" x 2" x 3" metal block used by machinists to hold up parts for assembly.

2015 Spring S Spree

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The Spring S Spree show was held May 8 and 9, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, and is hosed by the Miami Valley S Gaugers. The author shares the many photos he took at the annual event.

25 Years And Counting

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
24
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
O
Description:
The author visits Bob and Elizabeth Jakl's celebration party of the 25th anniversary of their layout. Includes many construction photos from 1990.

A Quonset Style Building

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
11
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how Tony Dixon scratchbuilt this farm building for a friend of his. Since there is a lot of farming equipment available in S-scale, Tony himself has switched from HO to S-scale to be better able to model farming.

Adventures In S Scale George Sorensen's Journey

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
37
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author met George, and subsequently learned about the man, and his current switch from an A.F. layout to a more scale layout, and his reasons behind that change. Includes photos of the old A.F. layout, and the construction of the new A.F. and "scale" layout combo.

Baldwin Switcher

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
46
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
A single photo of a Baldwin switcher still running at an elevator east of Montpelier, Ohio.

Bill Leider And His Union Pacific Layout

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-03/04
Page:
14
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
O
Description:
A large around-the-walls shelf layout featuring the owner's talented backdrop paintings.

Box Car Out Buildings

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
34
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
How the prototype uses box car for track-side buildings. Includes many prototype photos.

Chuck West's Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
6
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Chuck lives close to the Des Plaines Hobbies store, through which he learned about S-scale, and has been in S ever since. Many of the local S-scale modelers now work on and run trains on Chuck's layout. Includes many photos of Chuck's layout, and a group photo of some of the guys working on the layout.

Computer Aided Design For Modeling

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
39
Category:
CAD Software
Description:
Having used CAD software for 23 years, the author shares his experiences, for those who want to get into CAD designing to produce model railroading products.

Concrete Bag Retaining Walls

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
38
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
The author provides two photos where a small retaining wall was made out of bags of concrete.

Developing an Industrial Scene... Plastic Pellet Storage Part 2

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
24
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the tanks and the legs. Shows lots of close-up details of the construction process.

Developing an Industrial Scene... Plastic Pellet Storage Part 3

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
12
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the storage tanks, the silos, and their detailing. Includes prototype and lots of construction photos.

Developing an Industrial Scene...It's All About the Details Part 1

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
28
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes the Bemis Custom Plastics facility, and the team track siding found at their location. He next develops a plan for how to model that siding. Includes many prototype photos of the facility, and the sketch of a possible model layout.

Eric Bronsky Photos

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
54
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
O
Description:
This article is a collection of photos taken by Eric Bronsky of Ed Halstead's Chicago and Utopia Electric Railway. He has a YouTube channel under the name of "Electropickle Productions", which includes videos of Ed's layout.

Fall S Fest

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A report of the 2016 show in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with lots of photos.

Illinois Central Interlocking Tower

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
30
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Modern-day photos of the IC tower south of Chicago in Kankakee, Illinois. Includes a scaled drawing.

In Memoriam Louis Bartig

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-03/04
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
O
Description:
A talented designer and model builder passed away.

Jim's Hopper Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
26
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how Jim Kindraka's covered hopper cars (resin kits) were completed. Includes model photos and one prototype photo of an NYC two-bay hopper.

Kansas City 2015

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his experience attending the NASG convention for the first time. Includes many photos of the vendors, local layouts, and clinics.

Kansas City S Scale National Model Contest and Display

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and description of the contest room's entries.

Layout Design

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
18
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Matt Gaudynski's layout, The Milwaukee Road Beer Line, where Matt describes how he went from layout-concept to benchwork of his operations-oriented layout. The article includes a bit of history of how the railroads built their lines to get out of Milwaukee. Includes track plan and many photos of the layout under construction. The layout has hand-laid track, N-scale Caboose Hobbies turnout throws, and NCE DCC.

Making Small Bushes

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
40
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author describes how he makes small bushes from dried flowers from Queen Annís Lace weeds.

Milwaukee Road Water Tank

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
26
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
This article contains photos of the Mid Continent Railway Museum's (in North Freedom, Wisconsin) Milwaukee Road water tank. The article also includes drawings of the structure.

Milwaukee SD-10

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
42
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Just a photo of a Milwaukee SD-10 at the White Water Valley Railroad in Connersville, Indiana, in May 2015.

Missouri Pacific Inspection Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
41
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
A photo and a brief note about an ex-Missouri Pacific inspection car found at the railroad museum in Eurica Springs, Arkansas.

New Bulk Covered Hoppers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
37
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author shares a number of photos of two-bay covered hoppers that are only about a month old.

Resin Kits

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
S
Description:
The author is building a gondola resin kit, while Jim Kindraka is building a two-bay covered hopper. The author has experience producing resin kits, so he shares the history of this type of product manufacturing, how he makes the parts, the downsides of casting resin, how to deal with parts that curl while still in kit form, and how to properly deal with flash on resin parts. He also shares a few tips on the gondola he is building.

Resin Kits Part 2

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
16
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
S
Description:
The author continues the topic of what it takes to build a resin freight car, in this case an NYC gondola. After some prototype information about the car, the discussion goes on to forming and attaching the grab irons, creating the interior bracing, installing the brake system parts, and painting the model.

Resin Kits Part 3

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
22
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment, the author describes how he applied the decals to his NYC gondola project car, and how to deal with hiding the decals' edges.

Roy Meissner Trucking

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
30
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit with Roy introduces the author to the many trucks that Roy builds, some based on prototypes his family used to drive. The article includes many photos of Roy's modified trucks. Roy sells some of his trucks at shows he attends.

S West 2015

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his experience, and photos, of attending the O/S Scale West in Santa Clara, California held from February 5 to 8, 2015.

Scratch Building A Fuel Tank Pt 2

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-03/04
Page:
30
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
O
Description:
The author continues to work on the brass fuel tanks for the Weaver model of an Alco RS-3.

Scratch Building A Fuel Tank Pt 3

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
36
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment covers detailing the RS-3's fuel tank. Lots of construction photos.

Some Thoughts on Weathering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
28
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author completes an East West Rail Service SOO stock car, and provides tips on how he ages and weathers the painted wood model.

Steve Doyle's Chicago and Route 66 Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
26
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief introduction to Steve, the author describes the layout, which features scenes along the famous Route 66. Included are lots of photos, including one on night-time operations.

The Central California Railroad a Tradition Continues

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
24
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers a visit to Brian Jackson's layout, built by him and his late father. The article is accompanied by a large number of photos of this well-lit layout.

The Chicago & Utopia Railway

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
20
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
O
Description:
The author was there for the last run of Ed Halstead's layout (they are moving to a smaller home). In addition to many photos of the layout, the article covers Ed's youth, and how he got to eventually building this traction-based layout. (related web page)

The Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
36
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his visit to Ken Zieska's layout, a brief history of Ken's involvement in the hobby, the start of this layout in 1980, his involvement with the local Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop group, and the couple of expansions that the layout has enjoyed. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as its construction and a track plan.

The Port Huron and Northern

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
7
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Dave Held's layout, which is based on a fictitious railroad in the Detroit area. Many of the background buildings use printed photograph he took himself in the 1980s. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan. Dave's layout is open for this year's NASG convention.

There Is Always Something New

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
14
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A layout visit with Norm "Chic" Hartert. After a full history on Chic, the article covers how he discovered Sn3 through a P-B-L ad. There are lots of photos of the layout. Part of which is being rebuilt.

Thoughts On Soldering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
44
Category:
Tools
Description:
This article is an overview of what solder is, some of the tools used in soldering, and some techniques. Includes many photos that show the various tools, soldering techniques, and of under-construction models.

Tony Dixon's Module

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
17
Category:
Dioramas
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes Tony Dixon's S-scale farming scene diorama, which includes a lot of vehicles that Tony likes to modify and super-detail. It is a great example of how one can model in S-scale without necessarily involving trains.

Trap & Garnet Ridge Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
47
Category:
Layouts - O
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how Mike Hurlburt got into model railroading, getting started in modular N-scale modeling, and then switching to O-scale. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan. Operations is important to Mike. An interesting solution to a lift-up bridge is shown.