My Library - Magazine Articles By M.R. Snell

A Portable Locomotive Wheel Cleaning Jig

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
81
Category:
Tools
Description:
An easy-to-build tool for cleaning wheels while at a show. Includes step-by-step construction photos.

Homemade Flat Car Loads

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-06
Page:
53
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author uses wood to make forms under tarps to simulate loads. He also makes a rebar load. Includes prototype and model construction photos.

Kitbashing Techniques: Building an NS Exhibition Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
93
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using this prototype as an example, the author describes how easy it is to kitbash an existing kit into a unique model. It includes the various tools a beginner should invest in to make kitbashing easier.

Lessons in Passenger Car Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
32
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers modeling the Conrail 21 car, which is a track geometry car. Includes prototype photos of this ex-SF car, and many step-by-step modeling photos.

Scrap Loads for Gondolas and Hoppers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-09
Page:
61
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he made the scrap loads for his cars. The key material he used was Magic Scraps®.

The Conrail I know

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-04
Page:
40
Category:
Railroading
Description:
The various paint schemes, slogans, and adornments are described over the past 40 years of Conrail. The accompanying model photos show these visually, including a special section on the bicentennial.