My Library - Magazine Articles By John Page

"Don't touch the track or the trolley wire"

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
122
Category:
Layouts
Description:
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

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
36
Category:
Pennsylvania Railroad
Description:
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

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
100
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
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.