My Library - Magazine Articles By Steve Harris

Building Vance Junction in HOn3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
28
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This photo essay article describes the author's recently completed Vance Junction on his layout. He completely finishes one scene before even laying track in the next area. It is a 9' x 24', double-deck layout where the upper level has already been completed, as described in the July/August, 2006 issue of NGSLG. The article includes construction photos.

How to Cast a Stone Building from Plaster

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2011-12
Page:
44
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he constructed the Nuckolls Packing building found in Telluride, Colorado. Include scale drawings and a parts list. The building is made out of plaster and he shows how he hid the corners, modeled the space for the windows and doors, and how the brick was painted and weathered.

Weathering Your Structures

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
72
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
any
Description:
This article covers how to weather using alcohol-based stains, using powered pastels, using pastel pencils, dry-brushing, scratching paint layers back, etched corrugated roofing, and using correction film paint. A sidebar describes how the author's B&O depot was weathered.