My Library - Magazine Articles By V.S. Roseman

A Guide to Passenger Car Underbody Detailing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-04
Page:
77
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author couldn't find much information about detailing passengers cars, so he set about doing the research. This article covers underframes, brakes, heating, water systems, lighting, and air conditioning. Included with the article are prototype photos, photos of parts available in S- and HO-scale, and diagrams of brake rigging and parts placement.

A Movie Theater for Your Town or City Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-11
Page:
30
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
Kitbashing a Walthers Power Plant kit into an old or modern movie theater. Includes prototype New York area modern movie theaters.

Add Storefront Details

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2011-10
Page:
58
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author uses photos of real stores to make effective signs, awnings, and window displays.

Kitbashing Harriman coaches

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-06
Page:
64
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
After explaining the history behind the "Harriman" name, the author describes how he modeled the car using an S-Helper Service passenger cafe car kit as a starter. Includes prototype and model photos, cut diagrams, and a description of the Harriman cars owned by the SP.

Mail on the Rails

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
72
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
This article is an history on the use of trains to transport mail over the decades.

Modeling a Railway Express Terminal from a Walthers Kit Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2004-05
Page:
20
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers how to install the interior into the building, completing the interior, and finalize the overall structure.

Modeling Cowl-Length REA Delivery Trucks

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-12
Page:
42
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
HO
Description:
REA would use old, but functional trucks during busy times, so one would see Model T delivery trucks into the 1950s sometimes. This article covers how to kitbash a Jordan 1929 REA Ford. Also discussed are how to model a 1/35 Chevrolet truck, and an S-scale REA truck. The article includes lots of model photos.

Modular Layout Ideas

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
18
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
How "carrier control" (pre-cursor to modernday DCC) affects the S-MOD modules' wiring. Also covered are putting the carrier-control decoders in secondary cars, and how to wire the plugs between it and the engine. The author also covers the fact that facing-point turnouts should be avoided on modules to simplify operations. Finally, he discusses the idea of improving storage by using car floats.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
15
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
After covering the prototype history of the New Haven's Pullman-Standard passenger coach cars ordered after the 1930s, the author continues by describing how A.C. Gilbert American Flyer and American Hi-Rail passenger cars can be used to model these prototype cars. Includes model photos, a 1958 New Haven main line diagram, and construction drawings.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
32
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Parlor cars were first-class coaches operated by Pullman or the railroads themselves, which had individual revolving seats that were much like reclining living room chairs. The author describes how to model one of these in S-scale using various manufacturers' cars as base models. Includes detail drawings for kitbashing.

Passenger Servicing Facilities Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
30
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Pullman servicing buildings. Passenger department offices. Head end servicing. Railway Express building.

Passenger Servicing Facilities Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
44
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
HO
Description:
Their construction on your railroad. Model photos. Cleaning Passenger Cars.

Photo Buildings Part Two

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-05/06
Page:
40
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The article continues with using photos as backdrops of buildings. In this part the photos are glued to various low-relief structures so that they can be mounted to the backdrop. The article concludes with a discussion about how to process photos using your computer.

Simple Kitbashing

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-12
Page:
23
Category:
Structures
Description:
The article covers a couple of simple techniques to apply to commercial kits to make structures look different, such as painting, leaving off certain parts, renaming, or adding parts from other kits.

Switching the Coast Daylight

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
62
Category:
Railroading
Scale:
HO
Description:
Watching Train 98 at San Jose circa 1955. The story is told via photos on the author's layout. Includes prototype operations information.

Ulster County Press - A Vintage Print Shop

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
12
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
S
Description:
The author walks us through the steps he took to scratchbuild a 20'x30' building used as a small-town print shop. It includes a detailed interior. Many close-up photos.