My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Morin

Heavy Pacific and Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
80
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers upgrading two Rivarossi HO-scale models. Includes model photos and detail drawings.

Improving the Looks of Your Iron-ore "Jimmies"

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
88
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
HO
Description:
Based on real-world experience the author describes how to do close coupling, and how to create realistic loads.

Modeling a Northern Pacific W-3 Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-08
Page:
66
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history about the engine, the author describes how he super-detailed a Rivarossi USRA Mikado. What is interesting about this article, even if you are not interested in this particular prototype, is that there are lots of close-up detail photos with each of the parts identified by name. A great way to learn more about steam locomotives in general.

Modeling Northern Pacific Trains 57 and 58

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
72
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
HO
Description:
Number 57 left Duluth with the North Coast Limited and returned as number 58. The author started with Model Power's USRA Light Pacific. Article includes model and prototype photos, scale drawings and detail close-ups.

Northern Pacific RS-3 no. 852

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
88
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converts an undecorated Atlas RS-3 into a model of this locomotive. Article includes prototype photos and model details.