My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Boyd

All Switchers Look Alike

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
46
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Most EMD switchers showed little changes in over 30 years.

Commentary

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-11
Page:
96
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Although the entry is not accredited an author, there is an opinion piece in the back of the magazine where the author believes that modeling in a minority scale, such as S, and more specifically Sn3, is a perfect scale for those who wish to not be tempted into "buying" their way into a nice layout, but rather be "forced" to have to build the things he or she wants for the layout.

CV = Color Variety

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-08
Page:
98
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Various prototype photos of the Central Valley locomotives and their various color schemes. Includes a track diagram of the Central Vermont and Grand Trunk.

Geep Kits

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
50
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Photos of partially dismantled GP7 and GP9 locomotives.

My Favorite Diesel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
46
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author talks about why the EMD E6 is his favorite locomotive. Includes several prototype photos.

S and O Scale National Convention Reports

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-10
Page:
76
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author covers the 1978 NASG Convention held in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was the keynote speaker at the banquet. The second half of the article is by William C. Schaumburg, reporting on the Scale O National Convention held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Scissors Trucks and Coal Bins

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
50
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
Description and a couple of photos of home coal delivery trucks in Scranton, PA.

St. Louis-Southwestern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
24
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The engines of the SSW, commonly referred to as the Cotton Belt Route, are featured in this article. Lots of prototype photos accompany this article, which includes a 1972 roster of all the SSW's diesels, a map of the area covered by the railroad, and one page of passenger cars and cabooses.

SW1 The Little Giant Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-07
Page:
32
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This installment covers the history of the development of this switcher engine. Also discussed briefly are the NW2 engines. Includes many prototype photos.

The Last Steam Shortline

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
30
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The Edgmoor & Manetta shortline in South Carolina is the last operating steam railroad in the 1970s. The author stumbled across the railroad and describes a full days work of the single-engine railroad that serves a mill in Lando, S.C.

The Team Track

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-03
Page:
52
Category:
Track
Description:
Observations about the team track.

The Western Pacific

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
38
Category:
Railroads
Description:
Numerous prototype photos accompany this article about the Western Pacific, focusing on the Feather River Canyon Route. Has a sidebar on the equipment on the railroad, and its subsidiaries, the Sacramento Northern and Tidewater Southern.