My Library - Magazine Articles By John Olson

Backdrops for the Jerome & Southwestern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
78
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Covers why and how to build a backdrop, including painting and applying stencils or paper cut-outs.

Pine Trees

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-10
Page:
56
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author describes how he builds scale-sized pine trees.

Tank Car Water Tank

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-02
Page:
72
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
Use of salvaged tank from a wrecked tank car as a water tank for topping off branchline steam engines. Includes model photos and detail drawings.

Track and Control for Jerome & Southwestern Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
62
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment the author covers laying the track (including tuning turnouts), installing two-cab control, building the control panel, wiring philosophies, and wiring switch machines. There are many close-up photos of the progress, complete electrical diagrams, and a scaled image of the control panel.