My Library - Magazine Articles By Ken Zieska

70-ton Great Lakes Ore Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
20
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
The author thoroughly reviews these new S-Helper Service cars. Includes a side-bar on the history of ore cars.

Detailing the Pacrail Northern Pacific Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
16
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot NP box car.

Focal Point: 'Rumansoda' on the Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
34
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author tells about how he designed his layout to have several railfanning spots on it to remember the real-world railfanning he gets to do.

Light Up Your Work Space

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
25
Category:
Layout Lighting
Description:
The author describes a light bar he has built to help light up the modeling workbench.

Making S-S-S-Scenery Using Woodland Scenics Products Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
16
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the various scenery kits available from Woodland Scenics, in this installment the author paints the scenery base, applies scenery base texture, adds details, and installs trees. Includes several photos.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 5, October 1991
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
This column introduces Dave Jasper.

Milwaukee '85 Convention Wrapup

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
At the 1985 NMRA Convention, S-scale was well-represented by the largest layout at the convention. Photos accompany this brief article.

Scale Track Systems

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
24
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
Using code 70 or 83 in yards and sidings and code 100 on the main line has been a good choice for S-scalers modeling the transition era. The author continues by reviewing American Models flextrack, Customtrax flextrack, Tomalco flextrack, Shinohara flextrack, S-Helper Service flextrack, and sharing tips on how to work with all of them.

Sedum Trees Revisited

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
32
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he used this natural material to build trees using Paul Scoles' method for tree making.

The Banta Products SOO Line Class 2 Standard Depot

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
27
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his first experience building a wooden laser-cut kit, namely the Banta Modelworks Soo Line Class 2 depot kit, of which he needed two for his layout.

Visiting Two Hi-rail Layouts

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
28
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Rodney Gutzmann's layout and large A.F. collection (displayed to mimic the A.C. Gilbert catalogs of the time), and Jim Brown's Twin Cities & Western Railroad. Both layouts fits the "hirail" category perfectly in that they are nicely scenicked layouts with taller rails, and equipment has larger flanges and claw couplers (for compatibility between older and newer S-scale items).

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
28
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
S
Description:
Ken is working on a Smoky Mountain Model Works H-10-44 kit, and completed a S Scale American X29 box car kit.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
45
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
A SOO Line American Models hopper receives decals, and a Great Northern Wood Sheathed 10 IH ARA box car built from a Standard Railway Casting Company kit.