My Library - Magazine Articles By Montford Switzer

Build an Improved Inspection Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-05
Page:
101
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author improved the Micro-Mark transparent inspection car by adding couplers, using representative trucks, adding weight, and cementing small line levels (both directions).

Detailing a Chevy Farm Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Page:
78
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author writes about how he super-detailed an Alloy Forms 1956 Chevy truck.

Modeling a 41-foot Nickel Plate Steel Gondola

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-04
Page:
45
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Accurail kit, the author super-detailed the model. Includes prototype and model photos, a materials list, and a prototype roster.

Modeling a C&O Twelve-panel Side PS-1 Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
74
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used an Intermountain kit to build this model. Includes prototype and model photos, including construction close-ups. The article has a sidebar on how to model rivets using the Archer Fine Transfers, which are decal-like sheets that allow modeling of straight rows of rivets.

Modeling a Muncie & Western R.R. Wood Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-08
Page:
58
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers how to build an outside-braced model of this well-known glass-jar logo boxcar. Includes many prototype photos, boxcar ORER, model construction photos, and a parts list.

Modeling a Transit Mixer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-07/10
Page:
67
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model a concrete mixer. Includes a parts list, a bit of prototype history, and terminology used in the concrete business.

Quarry Critter

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
66
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using a Funaro & Camerlengo Plymouth switcher, the author built a static model of a quarry critter.