My Library - Magazine Articles By Todd Sullivan

Designing and Modeling PRR Track

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 75 Autumn 2010
Page:
24
Category:
Track
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes PRR tie spacing track standards, track center spacing, and how to model those standards. It is also a good general article on how to lay track (flex track). Also covers ballasting, painting, and detailing the track.

Reflectorized Safety Striping

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-02
Page:
52
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
How to simulate safety striping that started appearing on rolling stock and locomotives in the 1970s.

Uses of Rub 'n Buff

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-04
Page:
48
Category:
Tools
Description:
Rub 'n Buff is a finishing material normally used for antiquing furniture and other articles. The author describes his various experiments with applying the material to his models, and how it can be removed. (related web page)

Weathering for Realism

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-03
Page:
90
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he weathered an Accurail CN outside-braced box car, peeled paint on a Roundhouse 50' box car, a Bowser PRR round-roof box car, and an Accurail CB&Q single-sheathed box car. Includes a couple of prototype photos, along with completed model photos.