My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Vail

A Commodity-based Card Operation System

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
76
Category:
Operations
Description:
Jim describes the car card system that is similar to the prototype; i.e. delivering empties to a requester and picking up loaded cars based on the content of the car. This applies to one car, multiple cars, or a complete train.

An HO Scale Victorian Building McHugh and Bianchi

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
80
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he built this structure based on the building in downtown Santa Cruz, California.

More Tuolumne - The West Side Lumber Company Engine House and Slash Burner

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
86
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author describes how he built these two models. Includes scale drawing and construction details of the slash burner.

Richard "Dick" Truesdale And His Westside Model Company

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
85
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Jim visits with Dick to learn about his brass importing business and the extent of the hard labor he went through to dig a basement out under his house to build his layout there.