My Library - Magazine Articles By Martin C. Oetting

A Pennsylvania RR Scale House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
134
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Scale houses are found near the throat of a yard to weigh cars as they enter or leave the yard. This article has a prototype photo and scale drawings of one such structure found in Lewistown, PA.

Building the Joplin & Southern Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
136
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building a simple 4'x8' starter layout. This installment covers the styrofoam base, track, roadbed, and wiring.

Choosing a Train Set

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
124
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article reviews some of the popular HO-scale trainsets available in 1985.

Clean Track, Clean Wheels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
96
Category:
Track
Description:
This article is nice review of all the methods we can employ to keep our track and models' wheels clean. It covers the reason for dirty track, using liquid and abrasive track cleaners, and cleaning locomotive and car wheels.