My Library - Magazine Articles By Steven Allen

An Alternate Use for Background Building Kits

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
19
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
Using background, shallow-depth kits for foreground structures, detailing the interior.

Building a Two-bay Garage

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
23
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
S
Description:
The author used two Monster Modelworks "Triple J Repair Shop" kits to build a two-bay Sohio gas station. Includes some construction photos.

Geauga Motors Used Car Lot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
22
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
S
Description:
The author took a River Dam Model Works Rural Post Office and kitbashed it into a used car dealer ship office. He added to that a Miller Engineering animated billboard sign. Includes a number of photos of the diorama scene he built.

Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers Christmas Project: Santa's Trains at Look Park

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
21
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how the club took on a two-week Christmas train show event at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. This led to the club being hired to build a permanent S-scale Christmas display layout, and the story about how the layout grew over the last year or two.

Scratchbuilding 101

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
20
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Scale:
S
Description:
Using pressed foam, used for artificial flower arrangements, the author builds some granite and marble quarries loads. Includes construction photos.