My Library - Magazine Articles By Malcolm Furlow

Building the Carbondale Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
80
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers creating the scenery, bridge construction (detail drawings show how to build a deck girder bridge under curved track), construction of the upper level, building the wharf, and construction the backdrops (including curves). Close-up photos of Malcolm's beautiful work are, of course, included.

Building the Carbondale Central 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
92
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
This part discusses building bridges, structures, installing water, and fascias.

Building the Carbondale Central Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-01
Page:
80
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 7'9" by 7'9" layout features a simple trackplan, yet very interesting and involved scenery. The author starts a series of articles on how to build this L-shaped layout, without damaging the home's walls. Full drawings of the benchwork are included, trackwork is started (a simple figure-8), control panel designed, and wiring.

Fred Gill's Diamond Valley Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
66
Category:
Layouts - HO - Medium
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This Australian layout is a freelanced model based on the American narrow gauge prototype.

Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Ry.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
76
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
This large layout literally fills the 22-foot by 50-foot basement with a massive, continuous scene. About a quarter of the layout is consumed by a turntable, engine house, and large yard. The scenery is absolutely stunning. The article includes a two-page fold-out. The layout features B&O steam-era.

Model Railroad Photography

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-09
Page:
93
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
The author covers all the steps he takes to take good layout and model photographs. Even though this was a pre-digital age article, the basics of set-up and lighting still apply.

San Juan Central Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
56
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment Malcolm describes how he builds scenery using layers of insulation foam. Lots of final photos as well as construction photos show how he does it. He covers foam rocks, coloring foam rocks, adding ground cover, grass, and weeds, creating roads, modeling Caspia Pine trees and Caspia Aspen trees, and modeling water.

Vic Butterworth's N Scale Railroad

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
94
Category:
Layouts
Scale:
N
Description:
This U-shaped layout placed inside of a ten-foot square building area features beautiful scenery. The Enport, Rogue River & Thataway has all scratchbuilt structures.

White Water on the Denver & Rio Chama Western

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-08
Page:
54
Category:
Scenery - Waterside
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he makes rapid moving water falling over cliffs.