My Library - Magazine Articles By Jeff Scherb

A Ride to the Train on the Grand Canyon Railway

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
74
Category:
Railroads
Description:
Describes the history and current operations of the railroad. Includes several prototype track plans, and several photos. A hypothetical N-scale layout modeling this railroad is described, including a possible trackplan.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway #777

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
40
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This is a 2-foot Gauge 0-4-0T engine that ran the very steep railway track. It is now retired in a museum. Many prototype photos. Also included are scale drawings and two photos of the small passenger cars.

Improving Scale Shops Switch Machines

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
30
Category:
Track
Description:
The author designed a circuit that allows for three electronic switches to be triggered by the changing position of the switch machine. Includes PC design, hook-up diagram, schematic, and parts list.

Movable Railroad Bridges of Chicago

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
90
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The final installment of this series covers vertical lift bridges. Includes scale drawings and prototype photos.

Movable Railroad Bridges of Chicago Pt. 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-03
Page:
95
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This installment covers swing bridges. It includes many prototype photos and scale drawings.

Movable Railroad Bridges of Chicago Pt. II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
88
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This installment covers Chicago's bascule bridges using text, photos, and scale drawings.

Protect That Intersection

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
24
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Scale:
HO
Description:
Adding animated lights via street traffic signals. The author uses LEDs to create HO-scale single-head, two-head, and overhead traffic lights. Construction and final product photos are included. Also covered is the construction of the electronic circuit that drives the traffic lights (both home-made and ready-made circuit boards and parts are discussed, including parts lists), how to power the circuit, and wiring the traffic lights.

Scratchbuild a Semaphore

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
86
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes the basics of a semaphore, how we can build one, and how to make it operational using a Circuitron Tortoise. Both HO- and O-scale are discussed.

The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
51
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The author tells the history of this United Kingdom railroad. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings of the equipment used by the railroad.