My Library - Magazine Articles By Mike Chandler

Building a Working Train Order Signal

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-01
Page:
59
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this working train order signal. It is a model of a unit that is not attached to the structure itself. It uses two Tortoise machines to operate the two blades. Construction photos and diagrams are included.

CN Engine Foreman's Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-04
Page:
52
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how the author built a Canadian Northern Railway engine foreman's office typically found near a roundhouse. Includes a prototype photo, several model photos, scale drawings, detail close-up drawings, and a bill of materials.

Kitbashing a Freelanced Combine

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
68
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted a MDC old-time passenger car into a pre-WW1 combine for the author's CP-based layout.

Modeling a CPR Enclosed Water Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
52
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers the history and the model construction of a western Canada water tower that is of octagonal shape. Includes scale drawings, how to make the roof, and how to make the water spout.