My Library - Magazine Articles By Pieter Roos

Detailing a Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
9
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the S-Helper Service single-sheathed box car, and offers suggestions for how to improve it even more. He discusses ways to improve the center and side sills, the brake components (depending on era modeled), the grab irons next to the coupler pockets, the changing to a vertical brake wheel (which requires additional parts), and adding cut levers. Several photos are included of project cars.

Detailing a Wood Reefer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
23
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
After describing the prototype companies that transported fruit, and their cars, the author describes the changes he made to his S-Helper Services reefers to make them even more detailed. Includes photos of his models, both finished and under construction. Additional prototype and references information is found on page 33 of this issue (digital version only).

Improving a Steam Era Tank Car Model

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
14
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he corrected and super-detailed the Des Plaines Hobbies/S Scale America single-dome tank car. Includes a tip on how to cut and install rivets made by Tichy. In addition to many photos, the article also contains a parts list. Includes a side bar on the history of mid-20th century tank cars.