My Library - Magazine Articles By William E. Botkin

Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-09
Page:
40
Category:
Museums
Scale:
HO
Description:
This large article about the museum's layout, its history, and its construction describes this fantastic layout beautifully. It includes many photos, a two-page track plan (needed to cover the whole layout!), and a two-page overall photo. (related web page)

Detailing DL&W Hopper Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-05
Page:
40
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he detailed two versions of an Accurail USRA 8-panel hopper, and a Walthers DL&W 35-foot, 10-panel welded hopper. Includes model photos, construction details, two parts lists, and a couple of prototype photos.

Superdetailing Life-Like Proto 2000 E8's for the DL&W

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
56
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The title of the article says it all. Includes model and prototype photos, and detail drawings. The article also includes installing a Soundtraxx decoder, and implementing working Mars light.

Weathering Diesels

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-02
Page:
60
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author has developed some techniques, which he shares in this article, from weathering over 100 engines for the Colorado Model Railroad Museum as well as 50 of his own engines.