My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Providenza

ADMX 29194: Modeling a Modern Tank Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
82
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about how the author took two MDC tank car kits to create a model of this car. A parts list and brake rigging diagram are also included.

Morning at Mac Street

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
40
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article is a "railfan" view of Jim's layout, with lots of close-up photos. Includes a lower-level revision track plan.

Newark Wye: A Prototype Planning Seminar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
88
Category:
Track
Description:
By researching the prototype the author came up with a trackplan modeling this wye. Includes many prototype photos, track plan ideas, and the final track plan.

Santa Cruz Portland Cement Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-11
Page:
83
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
History, theory, design, and model of the Portland Cement. Includes prototype and model photos, track plan, and layout photos. Great ideas for modeling track through an industrial complex.

Santa Cruz Portland Cement Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-12
Page:
99
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment the author finishes the immense-looking structure and discusses painting and weathering. Many different angled photos of the final structure are included.

The Slippery Slope: Modeling Two WP Covered Hoppers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
98
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted the Athearn 55-foot ACF Centerflow WP hopper cars from 4 bays to 3, replaced grab irons and ladder rungs, and added roof hatches. Painting and weathering completed the project. The WP covered hopper roster is given, as well as a parts list. Includes prototype and model photos.

What's an Agent-operator and Do I Really Need One to Run My Layout?

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
81
Category:
Operations
Description:
Adding jobs for these types of operators to your operating session adds another level of authenticity to your session - imitating what was done in years past.

WP 642

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
72
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this Western Pacific outside-braced cupola caboose in this article that includes model and prototype photos, as well as a scale drawing.