My Library - Magazine Articles By Wayne Wesolowski

A View From The Train

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
48
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
Photographing from within a moving train in Illinois.

Battered Barrels

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1982-12
Page:
102
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:
Using bits of soft copper or brass, the author shows how he makes aged 55-gallon drums.

Build a Wooden Water Tank

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-07
Page:
40
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
O
Description:
In O-scale a Quacker Oats box is almost the perfect size for matching the prototype model of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (now Soo Line) one in Marquette, Michigan. Includes construction photos, and detailed and scaled drawings of the model.

Building a Derelict Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
112
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a decrepit structure. Even though the model is of a depot, modeling any run-down structure using his methods is possible.

Building the Marengo, Milwaukee & Northern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
98
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
A 4x8 layout built by the entire family. The article shows diagrams of the benchwork, scenery forms, and block wiring.

Caboose Stove-oil Tank

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
47
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Scale:
O
Description:
Prototype and model photos of a gravity-feed caboose oil storage tank filler.

Humidors and "Fumidors"

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-05
Page:
70
Category:
Tools
Description:
The never-ending quest for preserving paints and glues is discussed with the author providing the solutions he has found, including storing paints in a unused dishwasher machine.

Illinois Central Scale House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
24
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Scale:
O
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about a very small structure which is vital to the financial success of the yard operations of a railroad. Also included are scale drawings.

Mary Cay's Christmas Gondola

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
54
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
Building a Christmas planter that looks like a gondola.

Quincy Mining Co. Machine Shop

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-08
Page:
39
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
O
Description:
Blocks cast to look like stone were used on the prototype structure, which is located on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the model faithfully captures the architecture and texture of the original. Includes model, construction, and prototype photos, and scaled drawings.

Rebuilding the Dorothy

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2006-02
Page:
17
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
"The Dorothy" was a 4-2-4 steam locomotive used to inspect and review the tracks by the Lehigh Valley.

Scratchbuilding 1" Scale Diorama Models

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-10
Page:
88
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author describes what it took to build a museum diorama in 1:12 scale. The diorama shows the interior of a railroad shop in the middle of constructing a reefer.

Scratchbuilding a G Scale Ore Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
110
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
G
Description:
Model and prototype photos, as well as scale drawings, of the Apache Railway's 22-foot ore car. Includes construction photos of this 1:24 scale model.

Small Building for Storing Long Parts

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-05
Page:
34
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a structure that could be used around most factories or engine facilities to store lengthy metal parts such as boiler flues, pipes, bar stock, and angles. Includes model and prototype photos, and scaled drawings.

Two Styrene Scribers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-08
Page:
68
Category:
Tools
Description:
Modify scribers to make them work for scribing styrene.

Weathering Corrugated Siding

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-07
Page:
60
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using heated up olive oil to burn weathering into aluminum foil siding.

Yard Office - Supply Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
32
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Scale:
O
Description:
This structure is a freelanced building that could function as a yard office and a supply shed for a small railroad yard. Includes finished model photos, scale drawings, and close-up detail drawings.