My Library - Magazine Articles By Greg Martin

Detailing and Weathering Wood-sheathed Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
86
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his unique method for artificially creating shadow using pencils on his models.

Pennsy's EMD F3 (and F5!) - A Quiet Move to Dieselization

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-10
Page:
42
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This prototype article covers the F3 and F5, including what the differences were between the models (no real external differences). Includes are prototype photos of A-B-B-A, A-B, and A-B-A consists.

Pennsylvania X45 50' Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-01
Page:
25
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history of this car, the author describes how he modified an Accurail's 50' AAR car to build his model. Includes many model and prototype photos, and a sidebar called the "Guide to PRR Boxcar Lettering Schemes".

PRR Class H30 Three-Bay Covered Hopper Part 1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
31
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes improvements he has made to the Bowser model. A large part of the article is to simulate shadow-lines on the model, because our models are seldom viewed under ideal lighting conditions.

Shadowing and Highlighting: Special Weathering Techniques

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1992-02
Page:
80
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes an HO-scale McKean NYC PS-1 box car and describes how he built it, detailed it, and then paints and applies decals to it. Next, he gets into the meat of the article, which is his technique for weathering a freight-car-red box car. Several prototype example photos are included.

Upgrading a Bachmann Coaling Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
96
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using the Bachmann kit, the author enhanced the scene building a foundation and bunker, the hoist and drying house, the sand bin, adding tipple details, and concludes with painting and weathering the models.