My Library - Magazine Articles By Pelle Soeborg

BNSF C44-9W

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
118
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO

Building a Compact Shelf Layout Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
54
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
Choosing a theme, benchwork, backdrop, building hills, roadbed, painting the sky, distant hills, laying track, highway overpass, paving highways, coloring rock castings, culverts.

Desert Scenery Without Breaking a Sweat

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-04
Page:
48
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article shows how to model Western U.S. scenery starting with a foam insulation board base, which is built up in several layers, adding rocks, painting the surface, adding rocks and foliage, and finally the track, ballast, and structures.

Foolproof Sky Painting

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-08
Page:
84
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
A step-by-step photo article on how to paint and blend layers of slightly different blue colors (using oil paints, which don't dry as fast). The author did his entire 60 feet of backdrop in 5 hours.

Get On Track With This Handy Rerailer

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-08
Page:
78
Category:
Tools
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using two pieces of styrene and a spare section of flextrack, the author builds a permanent re-railer for his hard-to-reach stagging yard.

High-tech Scratchbuilding

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-09
Page:
54
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes an example of how he used a computer-controlled milling machine to cut the parts he needed to build a Denny's restaurant.

How to Build Solid Benchwork

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2011-10
Page:
32
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he decided to build this layout out of MDF (medium-density fiberboard). Includes lots of construction photos.

Modeling a Union Pacific Tunnel Motor

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
82
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Athearn model, the author created a modern version of an SD40T-2. Includes parts identification diagrams, lots of detail diagrams, and a full parts list.