My Library - Magazine Articles By Jeff Wilson

10 Tips for Painting with Acrylics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-11
Page:
82
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author captured a number of useful tips-and-tricks he has learned about using acrylic paints

16 Cool Tools

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-08
Page:
88
Category:
Tools
Description:
Description of 16 tools needed to do scratchbuilding.

1996 NMRA Prize Parade

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
94
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Photos of all the winners of the 1996 NMRA show.

Alco Switcher Spotting Features

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-10
Page:
41
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
How one can spot the difference between an Alco S1, S2, S3, and S4.

Better Benchwork for Small Layouts

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
78
Category:
Benchwork
Description:
Building a cookie-cutter style 4 x 8 layout.

Boxcar Questions

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
40
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
When were running boards banned? Did boxcars haul grain?

Car Weighting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-02
Page:
56
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
A basics article on using a scale, weights, and double-side tape to properly weigh cars to their NMRA specs. Shows types of weights available.

Cleaning Track

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
60
Category:
Track
Description:
Tools and methods.

Decaling

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-08
Page:
102
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The basics on applying decals.

Despruing Nippers

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
25
Category:
Tools
Description:
PBL product review.

Doodlebugs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
44
Category:
Locomotives - Gas Electric

EMD's GP9

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
74
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

Figure Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
52
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to paint unpainted Preiser figures. Paint and colors are discussed, as well as how to paint facial details.

Grade Crossings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
44
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling modern rubber and older wood crossings. Complete installation photos.

Ground Foam: Realistic Scenery Made Easy

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
87
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
Ground foam rubber was introduced in the 1975 by Woodland Scenics.

It's In the Details

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
56
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Basic information about how to further detail a diesel locomotive. Describes what level of detailing can be done and shows specific examples for HO-scale Kato GP35 and Athearn F-unit.

Laying Roadbed

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
105
Category:
Track
Description:
Using cork to layout roadbed.

Modeler's Guide To Freight Car Trucks

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-12
Page:
72
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
This article covers the history of freight car trucks, as well as naming the various parts that make up a truck. Prototype photos and texts are provided for Archbar, Andrews, Bettendorf, AAR, roller bearing, and several specific trucks. The last part of the article is an overview of N- and HO-scale trucks and wheels.

Modelers' Guide to EMD's F7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
84
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Prototype photos, drawings

Pipeline On Rails

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-11
Page:
56
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The article describes the railroads' role in the oil industry during the 1940s. Includes prototype photo of the Mid-Continental Petroleum Co. refinery in Tulsa, OK, a refinery in Louisiana during WWII, and fencing around refineries. Sidebars on tank car classification, typical daily refinery output, refining in 1940, and storage tank sizes and capabilities are also included. There is also a 3-D graphic of a potential model.

Prototype Info

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
40
Category:
Railroads
Description:
TTX's new twin-28 articulated spine cars. NYC and PRR reporting marks can still be seen on some equipment that is still in the process of being divided up. What are cab signals?

Prototype Info

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
48
Category:
Railroads
Description:
What do diesel names and classifications, such as SD60 and U30B, mean? For what were doghouses on top of tenders used? (contains photo of PRR 2-10-0)

Questions and Answers for Beginners

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
86
Category:
Model Railroad Terminology
Description:
This article poses and answers a lot of the questions beginners have about model railroading.

Resin Vehicle Kits

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
109
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks

S scale 10,000-gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-02
Page:
32
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the Des Plaines Hobbies/S Scale America tank car that was found in the 1930s and 1940s.

S scale Alco PA-1 and PB-1 Passenger Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
29
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Jeff reviews the American Models PA models.

Two New Couplers in 'S'

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
Page:
10
Category:
Couplers
Scale:
S
Description:
Both Kadee, with their #802 S scale coupler, and American models, with their brown Delrin S scale coupler, have made new couplers available for S-scale modelers.

Weathering Rolling Stock With Powered Pastels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
38
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
Shows how to apply chalks to weather freight cars and locomotives.