My Library - Magazine Articles By John Nehrich

A Source for Large Pine Trees

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-01
Page:
114
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he makes large pine trees from an artificial Christmas tree.

An 8000-gallon Tank Car in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
118
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model and prototype photos are part of this article on how to model a common steam-era oil hauler.

Bangor & Aroostook Newsprint Boxcar in HO

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
114
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos.

Built Like a Brick Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
100
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
HO
Description:
These buildings were used to transfer goods between truck and freight cars. The article describes how the author built his model, and it includes prototype photos, scaled drawings, and construction drawings.

L-aborating On The Farmhouse

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
62
Category:
Structures
Scale:
HO
Description:
Adding lots of details to the classic AHM/Revell farmhouse. Two kits are required to create the model build by the author.

Mini-mirrors

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
100
Category:
Scenery - Backgrounds
Description:
Integrating small mirrors into the background scenery can make the scene appear larger than it really is. The article covers how mirrors can be used to reflect just light so as to highlight a scene that is otherwise dark.

Modeling State Line Tunnel on the NEB&W

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
84
Category:
Scenery - Mountains
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers the construction of the tunnel. It includes prototype and modeled photos that share a striking resemblance.

Pathways to Detail

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-05
Page:
104
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
The author takes a close look at street sidewalks, and how we can model them with extra details such as cracks, slopes, gutters, repair patches, weeds in the cracks, etc.

Pennsylvania Class X23 Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-06
Page:
70
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author improves the Cannonball Car Shops' kit, which has some issues that don't compare well with the prototype. The article includes a bit of history on this car built by the PRR starting in 1912 (over 7,000 of them). Model construction photos and diagrams, as well as a parts list are included. Also included is one prototype photo and scaled drawings.

Put On a Happy Face

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-05
Page:
111
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
How to paint faces using a sharp #2 pencil.

Simple Crossing Gates

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
117
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
This brief article discusses how to use N-scale crossing gates in an HO layout.

Simplifying Hip Roofs

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
52
Category:
Structures
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he makes hip roofs.

Storage Cabinets

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
62
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
"Notrack" (a play on NTrak) storage cabinets. These cabinets were built by club members to more easily move their rolling stock and other equipment needed to set up for shows. A 3-D diagram of the cabinets is included, along with a parts list and a cutting diagram to build one from a single 4'x8' sheet of plywood.

Tank Farm at Chateaugay

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
98
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes combining several kits to build a unique fuel dealership that is serviced by the railroad. This is a structure built for the Rensselaer Polytechnic club's layout.

The Box Car Fleet of the Fifties

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-03
Page:
72
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This article covers the various ways that box cars were made in the 1940s and 50s. The sides, ends, and roofs are discussed so that it is easy to identify what kind of box car a certain one is.

Water and How to Model It

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
78
Category:
Scenery - Waterside
Description:
Different waterways are discussed and the author describes how to model them. Model photos are taken from the New England, Bershire & Western railroad.