My Library - Magazine Articles By John Pryke

Making Photographic Backdrops

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-11
Page:
100
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This article describes how to use your computer and a color printer to create photographic backdrops, and how to mount the printout to the layout's backdrop.

Quick & Dirty Freight Car Weathering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-02
Page:
68
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
Shows how to weather freight cars using an airbrush. Shows which colors to use, what the typical weathering pattern is for particular cars.

Realistic Weathering for Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-08
Page:
50
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Here's how to weather your plastic steamers to look like the real thing. Includes information on how prototype engines weather.

Sequence Timetables Made Easy

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
60
Category:
Operations
Description:
Operate without watching the clock.

The Lost Art of Soldering

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-07
Page:
58
Category:
Tools
Description:
Using an etched-brass kit of a New York Central four-track signal bridge, the author shows his steps for soldering brass.

The Model Railroader's Workshop Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
42
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes his workbench, taps and dies, cleaning materials, high-heat soldering equipment, airbrushes, specialized tools, bench-top power tools, and handheld power tools.