My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Findley

Building Arched Stone Bridges

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1982-12
Page:
71
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes in both text and accompanying photos how he build a stone arched bridge.

Design and Scratchbuilt a Roundhouse

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-08
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how to layout and design a turntable and roundhouse for your layout, how to construct the basic building, and how to add the surrounding details. Included are model and construction photos, detail drawings, and scaled drawings.

John Allen: The Man Behind the Legend

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-10
Page:
84
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
HO
Description:
Jim continues his recollections of his friend John, how they would joke around, the super-detailing and weathering techniques he learned from him, and how he built this simple switching layout called the Timesaver. Includes a few photos of John and his layout.

Kitbash a Log Loader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
98
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
This steam-powered McGillicuddy is all you need for a bare-bones logging operation. Includes model and prototype photos, as well as scaled drawings.

McClanahan's Hundred

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
66
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author created a condensed and simplified Western ore mine to fit his layout, while preserving all the features one would find in such a structure. Includes model photos, scale drawings, and detailed construction drawings

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
70
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
Full article on the now famous John Allen layout, with lots of photos (both color and black&white) taken by John himself (he was a professional photographer). The article includes a trackplan of the final G&D. Shown are the floor-to-ceiling scenery. The article also includes John's first 4x8 layout (track plan and photos).

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-02
Page:
82
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment, the author covers the large yard at Great Divide and the extensive locomotive servicing facilities located there, to provide the nucleus for an overview of John Allen's approach to the hobby, including the clever use of mirrors. Many black-and-white and color photos are included in this article, including under-construction photos and a track plan.

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-04
Page:
60
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers some of the more spectacularly-scenicked areas of the layout are examined in detail, and the lighting effects, including "black light", are reviewed. Includes both black-and-white and colored photos, includes some under-construction photos showing the placement of the mirrors.

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-08
Page:
60
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This final installment includes a closer look at the towns of Andrews and Port. Includes black-and-white and color photos.

Uranus No. 2 Mine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-05
Page:
83
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a small ore-loading bin and bucket conveyor. Includes model photos and scaled drawings.