"Don't touch the track or the trolley wire"
Model Railroader 1985-12
The author reflects on finding a layout where the owner used live 115-volts overhead wire for running its large-scale models.
Kicks in a Pennsy Tower
Model Railroader 1988-02
The author enjoyed time with Bill Smith, a relief operator at the PRR's Latrobe tower. The story captures his impressions of all the activity.
The Riddle of Mel Thornburgh's Workshop
Model Railroader 1985-10
Model Railroads and People
The author talks about his visit with Mel, a popular author in the 1940s and 1950s issues of Model Railroader. Envisioning Mel to have a tremendous workshop, only to discover that all the work was done by hand and on an old dining room table.