My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Automobiles

1929 LS Series Chevrolet 1-1/2-ton Truck

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Robert D. Bailey
Description:
Various views of 2D drawings of this automobile, in S-scale.

A Mack "Bulldog" Coal Delivery Truck in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
6
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to convert a Matchbox "Models of Yesteryear" series is No. Y3O, a 1920 Model AC Mack, to a local coal-delivery truck (made from 1916 through 1936). Includes scale diagrams and two model photos.

A Steel Mill Heavy Hauler

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-02
Page:
66
Author:
Dean Freytag
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dean describes how he built this specialized vehicle used by steel mills.

Are Your Vehicles To Scale?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Pyper
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes a handy grid card that can be used to quickly measure the wheelbase and track/tread width of S-scale vehicles to compare them against prototype measurements, to see if the model truly is to scale.

Building a Modern Stock Trailer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
68
Author:
Doug Geiger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes prototype, model, and some construction photos, scale drawings, and parts list to build an HO-scale model.

Building a Vintage Payloader

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-09
Page:
60
Author:
Wayne A Sittner
Description:
This article describes the process the author went through to build a model that is not available. He uses as an example the front-end loader common at mines and quarries. Includes prototype and model photos.

Building an Inspection Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
53
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos of a Ford Model T that was converted into an inspection car. The HO-scale model construction is documented with the parts used to create this model.

Detailing a Chevy Farm Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Page:
78
Author:
Montford Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author writes about how he super-detailed an Alloy Forms 1956 Chevy truck.

Detailing Intermodal Vans

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
71
Author:
David A. Bontrager
Scale:
HO
Description:
TOFC (Trailers On FlatCars) are slowly replacing box cars. The article describes various manufactures that make these trailers, with special attention paid to Front Range Products.

Front of the Layout Vignettes No. 17

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-11
Author:
David Lambert
Description:
This installment of the series covers threshing machines.

Fuel Truck Kitbashing

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
George Carroll
Scale:
N
Description:
The author took a stock Con-Cor Tractor and some additional parts and created a fuel truck. Includes a prototype photo and a parts list.

Gallimaufry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 6, December 1992
Page:
26
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos of vehicles built by Vic Roseman, as well as some other model manufacturers' recent S-scale vehicles.

Icon of the Thirties

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
76
Author:
Jack Burgess
Description:
Centering around migrant workers' automobiles in the 1930s.

J.B. Hunt Containers Revisited Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-11
Page:
42
Author:
David G. Casdorph
Description:
Prototype photos of the J.B. Hunt trailers.

Kitbashed Boom Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
48
Author:
Jerry Wikstrom
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted an Athearn Ford F-850 to a crew cab, which is what he remembers the trucks were like when he drove them. Includes modeling the interior of the truck. There is also a sidebar on additional M.O.W. vehicles the author has kitbashed.

Kitbashing a "Fire Duck"

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
46
Author:
Bob Bennett
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt the amphibious vehicle used by a fire department.

Kitbashing a Maintenance-of-way Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
61
Author:
Ken Goslett
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took parts from several model trucks to build this unique model. Includes one prototype and model photo.

Kitbashing a Stock Trailer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-06
Page:
59
Author:
Ron Christensen
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a Mini Metals tractor trailer, replaced the sides and created this stock trailer. Includes detail model photos, scale drawing, and materials list.

Mack Trucks

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
39
Author:
George Konrad
Scale:
G
Description:
The author scratchbuilt several variations of the FK Mack trucks. Includes model photos.

Matchbox Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 2, March 1982
Page:
6
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author lists available Matchbox cars, as of that date, that are suitable to S-scale modeling, along with the physical dimensions.

Missouri Pacific Inspection Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
41
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
A photo and a brief note about an ex-Missouri Pacific inspection car found at the railroad museum in Eurica Springs, Arkansas.

Modeling a Conrail Fuel Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
53
Author:
Matthew Snell
Scale:
HO
Description:
A modern locomotive service truck built from a Bolley's GMC Topkick tanker. Many close-up detail photos.

Modeling a Transit Mixer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-07/10
Page:
67
Author:
Montford Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model a concrete mixer. Includes a parts list, a bit of prototype history, and terminology used in the concrete business.

Modern Modeling

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
Information about how to model railroad trailers (i.e. those of semi-trucks) in S-scale. Includes several model and prototype photos.

Oshkosh Trucks

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
18
Description:
The history of the Oshkosh Truck Corporation of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which was incorporated in 1917 under the name Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company. Includes several prototype truck photos.

Roy Meissner Trucking

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
30
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit with Roy introduces the author to the many trucks that Roy builds, some based on prototypes his family used to drive. The article includes many photos of Roy's modified trucks. Roy sells some of his trucks at shows he attends.

Scissors Trucks and Coal Bins

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
50
Author:
Jim Boyd
Description:
Description and a couple of photos of home coal delivery trucks in Scranton, PA.

The Big Truck Bash

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
84
Author:
Edward C. Steinberg
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he took existing HO-scale trucks and kitbashed them into specific models he wanted. Various different truck types are discussed.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
Page:
26
Author:
Barrand Pazan
Scale:
S
Description:
Using a Miasto toy diecast Allstar cab-over transport truck, the author made several prototypically-accurate models.

Triple Crown Services Part 2A

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
48
Author:
David G. Casdorph
Description:
The 53-footers.

Triple Crown Services Part 2B

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-02
Page:
42
Author:
David G. Casdorph
Description:
The 53-footers

Trucks of the '40's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
37
Author:
Conley Wallace
Scale:
HO
Description:
At the time of the article there were no 1940s truck models available, so the article describes how to kitbash dump, tank, flat, and shipping trucks from available cabs and bodies.

White County Highway Department Dump Truck

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-08
Page:
60
Author:
Mont Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modifies a Mini Metals dump truck to match the prototype befitting his modeled time period. Includes a sidebar on snow plow brackets and how to model them.