My Library - Magazine Articles By Robert D. Turner

Coal Train Power

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-07/08
Page:
68
Category:
Trains
Scale:
N
Description:
Modeling modern Canadian Pacific coal trains.

Floating Branchlines: Sternwheelers, Tugs, and Barges

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-11
Page:
76
Category:
Ships
Description:
The CPR used floating barges to move whole trains across rivers and lakes to provide materials to remote locations. Includes many prototype photos.

Heavy-Duty Cranes

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-07/08
Page:
46
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks
Scale:
N
Description:
Building a scale crane using parts from various companies. Includes a discussion about properly sizing and using the crane to match the modeled circumstances.

Modeling China's - and Now Iowa's - Mighty QJ 2-10-2's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
62
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
HO
Description:
These engines were brought to the U.S. for possible tourist service from China. The article includes prototype photos of the engines in their native China and now in Iowa. The second half of the article covers how to model this engine using the Bachmann HO-scale model.

The Back Side of Buildings

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
48
Category:
Structures
Description:
Photos of the back side of buildings that reveal severe weathering and older industrial structures.

The Christmas Train

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-12
Page:
62
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
An American Flyer train set for Christmas early in the author's life started a life-long love for the hobby. In the process he learned how to save his money to buy what he wanted, and sometimes regretting what he had bought when he saw something he liked more. Rediscovering the A.F. catalogs years later sparked the interest in the hobby again as an adult, who is now into restoring old A.F. equipment.

Victoria NTRAK Club Layout

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-05/06
Page:
26
Category:
Modules
Scale:
N
Description:
The article includes photos of the module, as well as a track plan drawing.

When Boxcars Were Red: Painting and Lettering in N-scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
82
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
N
Description:
Modeling the variations on the standard 40-foot boxcar. Includes some prototype and many model photos. There are also step-by-step photos on how to letter cars.

Wooden Trains for Christmas

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-12
Page:
81
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
This article covers what is currently available for small kids in the world of wooden trains.