My Library - Magazine Articles By Jess Bennett

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
30
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
This first installment covers the running gear, bought from S Scale Loco & Supply. Includes detail drawings, model photos, and a parts list.

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 2 of 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
30
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the tender. Includes full-size and detail drawings. Note that the motor is in the tender on this model.

Jess Bennett's Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-02
Page:
62
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built his 20'x44' layout, and how he enjoys scratchbuilding steam locomotives.

S Scale Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
52
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos by Bob Werre. Beautiful photos of big vistas accompany this article about the author's 33-year old layout that fits in a 20'x44' space. The layout is set in the mid 1950s and models a freelance of various western railroads in northern Idaho. The article describes the process of building a house into which the layout was planned, how the author uses natural materials for scenery, and how his hobby within the hobby is scratchbuilding steam locomotives (50 of them!).