My Library - Magazine Articles By Harold Minkwitz

California's Golden Grass

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
76
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
On3
Description:
This articles shows how the author created tall and short grasses for his On3 layout. He used Joann Fabrics Grizzly Fur for the tall grasses, and Wal-Mart plush fabric for the short grasses. The article details how to paint the fabrics, how to install them, and how to hide seams.

Easy Electrical Pickups

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-03
Page:
89
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converts a Kadee No. 5 coupler center spring to an electrical pickup for an IHC 4-4-0.

Making a Cardboard Party Balloon Pond

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
87
Category:
Scenery - Waterside
Description:
Thinking outside the box allowed this author to see how a shiny two-dimensional party balloon could be used as a soft-rippling pond. A photo essay shows how he installed it.

Modeling Old-time Dirt Roads

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-11
Page:
81
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Before the automobile replaced the horse and wagon, most roads were dirt, and due to the pounding of horses' hooves and the narrow wagon wheels, they had a different look, which the author describes how he models them.

Rusting Barrel and Tank Bands

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-04
Page:
67
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built barrels with bands that appear rusted.

Styrene as Weathered Wood

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
66
Category:
Structures
Description:
This article describes in detail how the author makes white styrene look like aged wood. The finished product looks amazingly real.

Western Sagebrush

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
84
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using fake fur to create sagebrush.