My Library - Magazine Articles By Harold Russell

A Block of Brick Industrial Buildings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-07
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The center fold-out of this issue is a complete scaled drawing of a group of multi-story industrial buildings found in one block in Binghamton, N.Y. Includes prototype photos, as well as a trackplan with dimensions.

A Bridge Crane Modeling Project

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-01
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author shows how he built a railroad yards crane in both O- and HO-scale. The article includes model photos, and scaled and detail drawings.

A Classic Wooden Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-06
Page:
89
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
A description of this freight house located in Canton, Pennsylvania on the PRR's former Elmira Branch. Includes photos and scaled drawings.

A Manual Signal That Protects a Crossing

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
67
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
This article describes the construction of a hand-operated interlocking device to protect a shortline junction near Caledonia, N.Y. Includes scale drawings and prototype photos.

An Elevated Watchman's Shanty

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-11
Page:
106
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
A brief article with a prototype photo and scaled drawings of the shanty in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Building a Deck Plate-girder Bridge Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-04
Page:
54
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
A step-by-step discussion of the construction of a typical steel bridge is prefaced with comments on prototype bridge design standards and a review of the author's modeling techniques. Includes scaled drawings, model and prototype photos, and tables for determine the dimensions of the bridge based on the span it is supposed to cover.

Building a Deck Plate-girder Bridge Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-05
Page:
37
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the main girders and the interior bracing pieces which provides most of the sub-assemblies for the steel bridge. Includes lots of scaled drawings, construction photos, and a table for girder dimensions.

Building a Deck Plate-girder Bridge Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-06
Page:
36
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
In this final installment, the author concludes by tying the girders together and adding the deck, ties, and rails to complete the bridge. Includes construction photos, diagrams, and one prototype photo (repeated from Part 1).

Building an FJ&G Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-08
Page:
90
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
O
Description:
The author super-details a Reynolds 40-foot box car to make one for the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville RR. Includes a drawing of the underbody details, side skirts, steps, ladders, grab irons, doors, tack boards, ends hardware, poling pockets, brake platform, and brake details. Also includes a prototype photo.

CB&Q Vista-Dome Coach

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
69
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings accompany this short article on the car.

Compact Covered-hopper Loader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
88
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The modern-day loader is located on a farm and is used to load corn and soybeans into hoppers. Consisting of not much more than a duct and the structural members to hold it up, it makes a small track-side industry to model. Includes many prototype photos and scale drawings.

Conrail Track Scale and Switchman Shanty

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
60
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Includes prototype photos and scale drawings for both structures. They are modeled after the ones found in the Coxton Yard of the Lehigh Valley RR in Coxton, Pennsylvania.

CPR Standard No.2 Icehouse

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
73
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
This brief article is about scale drawings of a Canadian Pacific icehouse.

Erie RR Telltales

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-05
Page:
84
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
A brief article with prototype and scale drawings of these telltales.

Lattice Truss Bridge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-07
Page:
74
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This brief article is accompanied by prototype photos and scaled drawings.

Loading Ramps

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
80
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
This article describes a TOFC ramp and a team track ramp, with a prototype photo of each as well as scaled drawings.

Milwaukee Road's Water Tank at Straw, Montana

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
107
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
One prototype photo and scale drawings accompany this one-page article about the water tank.

New York, Ontario & Western Milk Stations

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-12
Page:
106
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
A brief article accompanied by scaled drawings, as well as a typical set-up next to the track.

Pennsy Water Tank at Orleans, N.Y.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-03
Page:
74
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The scaled drawings that accompany this brief article have some interpretation done by the author, because only the main structure of the 40,000-gallon water tank remains.

Portable Automobile Unloader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
57
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Scale drawings and one prototype photo of the unloader found at New York Central's Little Ferry in Ridgefield, N.J.

PRR's Welding Shop at Sodus Point, N.Y.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
89
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
A one-page article about a boxcar converted into a welding shop. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Rochester Junction Station and Storage Building

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
68
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

S. J. Young & Sons Coal Co

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-12
Page:
99
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This is a brief article describing this company in Windsor, New York, and includes prototype photos and scaled drawings. The structure has a footprint of 50' wide and only 16' deep. It only has one door.

Simple Coal Unloader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-09
Page:
71
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a portable coal unloader scene on his layout. Includes one prototype photo and several layout construction photos.

Small-Town Combination Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
82
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Wood-frame construction depot with prototype photos and N-scale drawings.

Supplying Fuel Since the Reign of King Coal

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-09
Page:
64
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Coal trestle and office. This is where coal was delivered via rail to the local areas from where homes and offices purchased their coal. Includes prototype photos, 1:320 scale drawing, and textual description of how to build this structure.

The Fun & Fascination of Trains

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
122
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
In January 1978 Kodak held a 10,000 square-foot exhibit showcasing railroad, with a significant amount of that space dedicated to model railroading. The author describes the show and includes some photos of the exhibit.

The Lachawaxen & Stourbridge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-01
Page:
106
Category:
Railroads
Description:
A modern shortline in north-eastern Pennsylvania run by the Delaware Otsego System. The article is accompanied by area maps, many prototype photos, historical information, tables listing the industries served, train listings, and a proposed HO-scale track plan for building this railroad.

The Utica Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
107
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
This article describes the New York, Ontario & Western freight house in Utica, N.Y., and includes prototype photos, scale drawings, and a track plan.

Train Order Holder

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-03
Page:
122
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Drawings and prototype photos accompany this article which describes how the train order holder was used.

USRA Standard Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1976-11
Page:
68
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
A brief history, prototype photos, and scaled drawings of this 8,000-gallon tank car.

Western Maryland's Cumberland Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
134
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
A magnificent station reborn as a museum and tourist railway terminal. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Whiting 20-ton Gantry Crane

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
82
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Prototype photos, a brief description, and scale drawings of this crane.