My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Mansfield

Building a Double Slip-Switch Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
48
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
Laying the outer rails and some of the frogs.

Building a Double Slip-Switch Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-11
Page:
34
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the throw bar design, the inner point design, and the outer frog guard rail design. Includes many close-up photos.

Doing the String Thing

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
20
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using strings to line up the two sides of a future bridge span.

Fine Scale Operations: Jersey Western Style

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
62
Category:
Operations
Description:
Describes how to mimic the real world operations of a switcher crew, such as the diesel's control stand, applying brakes, and performing maintenance tasks simulated with a Digitrax throttle and Digitrax equipped engines.

Knuckles-n-Pins and Wrapping It Up

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
59
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
Several photos show how a coupler works.

On the Beam (Gotta' Dance)

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
52
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
HO
Description:
Bridge construction

Operational Friendly Turnouts

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-05/06
Page:
57
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes the details in four close-up photos he took of prototype turnout details.

Other Double-Switches

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-02
Page:
34
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
Other track configurations that accomplish the same thing as a double-switch, but they do take up more space.

Railroading in 3-D

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
16
Category:
Layout Design

Railroading in 3-D... More of the Story

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-08
Page:
53
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
HO

Railroading in 3-D... Putting it Together

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
53
Category:
Layout Design

Railroading in 3-D... Putting it Together

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-10
Page:
20
Category:
Layout Design

Slip-Switch - The Start

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-02
Page:
30
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building the plywood support for a slip-switch.

Switch Control Linkage

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
34
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he constructs his turnout linkage mechanism for both manual and power operations.

There Comes a Time

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-04
Page:
20
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Installing and test bridge piers.

Using a Double Slip-Switch, or Read All About It!

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-12
Page:
46
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
Lots of photos of the turnout set to various positions.

Wheel Detail

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-02
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Terminology
Description:
This article covers the shape and profile of a prototype railroad wheel and how that translates to the NMRA standards.