My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Martin

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.

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.

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.

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 - Track-side Details
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.

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 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.