My Library - Magazine Articles By Paul Caparatta

Building Curved Turnouts

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-06
Page:
60
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
After explaining the benefits of a curved turnout, the author describes the design of a curved turnout, how to build it, how to build a wye, staggered switchpoints, and how curved turnouts are used in the real world. Includes several model photos, and lots of diagrams.

Buildings Over Tracks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-09
Page:
38
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
This article covers the why and the how of buildings being built over top of railroad tracks. Includes many prototype photos of such buildings. No modeling information is included (see Art Current's article in this same issue).

How to Make Self-guarded Frogs

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-02
Page:
82
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he constructs self-guarded frogs, which are used in low-speed turnouts.

Making Your Own Ground Foam

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
72
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using foam rubber, dye, and a wire wheel grinder to make your own ground foam.