My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Martin

A Canadian Interurban

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.

Aluminum Backdrops

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-01
Page:
54
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Sheet aluminum makes an easy-to-install, seamless backdrop. The author and his wife installed a 30-foot sheet on his S-scale layout.

Brian Nicholson's Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
7
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.

Building the Mount Blue Models Cranberry Storage Barn

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #3 June
Page:
14
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he turned this barn model into a harbor scene's fisherman's net shack, complete with suggested interior details.

Gregg and Colleen Mummert's Incredible Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
17
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Gregg describes how their Christmas layout grew over the years. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan of this L-shaped 11'x17' layout.

Modeling with Air

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
52
Category:
Scenery
Description:
This is an interesting article about allowing space between the back drop and the three-dimensional layout to create the illusion of distance.

Nastying a Tanker Truck

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
24
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he took a Matchbox tank truck, stripped it, and reworked it to become an old tow truck.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
23
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares an interview he did with Mt. Albert Scale Lumber owner Gerry Cornwell about his company, his manufacturing practices, and what it takes to produce tiny strips of wood. Includes lots of photos of the factory set up.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
12
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
The describes how he converted a Bachmann Plasticville tower into a more accurate S-scale model.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
23
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
In this collaborative article, the author covers the S Scale Workshop's preparation for the trip to the "Salon du Train Rive Nord" train show in Montreal, Quebec. Includes photos taken at the show, and a track plan of the final Free-mo set-up.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
12
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes some unique S-scale vehicles he created from kits in other scales. Includes several photos of the final models.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
23
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Using Tichy's HO-scale windows for S-scale structures. The rest of the article covers Chris Abbott's set of modules for the S Scale Workshop club, and how Paul Raham took over the modules to make a small station scene out of the original modules.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports on the River Raisin Berkshires announcement, Scalecoat paint's being bought out, and a visit with Fast Track's owner Tim Warris (includes several photos of his S-scale jig and his HO-scale layout).

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
A couple of notes of Fast Track's kit for improving the tracking problems of American Model's 6-wheel passenger car trucks. The author interviews Steve Hunter, the designer behind the 3D-printed "Eastern Road Models" Shapeways web site.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes about the dormant Ridgehill Scale Models company, the Niagara Central Hobbies store closing, and the S Scale Workshop's experiences at the Expo Rail Museum show of 2015. Includes photos of models by members of the club.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author notes that Rapido Trains now offers their own paint line, and that SceniKing backdrops has closed down. The S Scale Workshop celebrates its 20th year in 2016. Several photos of recent activities are included with the article.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
8
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
S
Description:
After making a brief note about how Fast Tracks has bought out Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, the author describes the work benches three local S-scale modelers have built for their layout and model construction efforts.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
12
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
Paul Raham describes how he built his fleet of steam locomotives in a difficult-to-model time period of 1919.

Ridgehill Central

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
8
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The history and construction of the Southern Ontario S Scale Workshop's modular club layout. Includes a couple of photos of the layout.

Temporary Scenery

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-07/10
Page:
60
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the tricks he uses to quickly make his modules be show worthy, despite the fact that much work still needs to be done on them.

The Canadian S Scale Workshop's Ridgehill Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how the club formed, and describes their Free-mo-style point-to-point display layout, made out of individual modules. Includes many photos and a track plan of most modules.

The Plum Creek Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
15
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit with Clayt Peter's Plum Creek Railroad, which measures 14'x28'. It is still under construction, but the parts that are finished look very nice. Includes photos and a track plan.

The S Scale Workshop

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-05
Page:
84
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces the Free-mo style club layout built and shown by The S Scale Workshop, an south-central Ontario, Canada group. Several modules are described, and each include a track plan drawing.