My Library - Magazine Articles By Philip V. Chiavetta

Building Fire Escapes from Windows Screening

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1992-02
Page:
61
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using window screening material, the author describes how to tease out the vertical wires, which are then used as the vertical railings of each fire escape platform. Creative designs are possible and he shows how to do that in the accompanying photos. Also includes several prototype photos of examples.

Model a Team Track

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
68
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
This construction how-to article not only describes the purpose and history of a team track but also how to build one (including a turnout in mostly covered track. Includes a side bar on how to protect signals and telephone poles on the layout using a counterweight system.