My Library - Magazine Articles By Rick Johnson

Build a Soo Line Flatcar and a Transformer Load

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-10
Page:
86
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using two 40-foot Athearn flat cars, the author kitbashed this 54-foot flat car, including adding many details. The second half of the article covers how he built the transformer loads. Also includes prototype photos and scaled drawings of a Soo Line depressed-center flat car with transformer loads.

Custom Decals

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
78
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
Tips for preparing decal artwork and using the Alps printer.

Decal Application Jig

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-03
Page:
95
Category:
Tools
Description:
Building a wooden box upon which measuring tools can be laid so as to aid in making sure that decals are application straight across a car or engine.

Standard Class H 66-foot Balanced Turntable

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-08
Page:
78
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
This article describes the 1901-built bridge by American Bridge Co. This type of bridge carried all of its weight, including the locomotive, on the center bearing. Includes several photo and scaled drawings.