My Library - Magazine Articles By Harvey J. Simon

Kitbash the Offices of The Sun

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
128
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built an accurate model of the structure found in Lowell, Mass. It is ten stories tall and has a wonderful external fire-escape staircase, which he modeled. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
96
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers laying the girder rail and flextrack for trolley. Includes many construction photos, wiring diagram, and a sidebar on control panel construction.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
88
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment the article covers installing the paving and scenery of the Boston MTA layout. The street paving is done with patching plaster because of its longer working time. The article also covers ballasting, installing back drops, building landforms, and making culverts and a reservoir. Includes many construction photos.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
100
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
An epoxy body kit and an NWSL drive make for smooth-running PCC. Mechanical installation photos. Scale drawings. Prototype photos.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-02
Page:
72
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Installing catenary.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Part 6

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
94
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
A few easy scratchbuilt buildings firmly root the layout in the prototype.

Scratchbuilding an HO Factory

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
65
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers building a factory. Included are diagrams, and detailed construction photos of the windows.