My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Dioramas

A Century of Trains in Sedalia

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
82
Author:
Gary Hoover
Scale:
HO
Description:
A modeling interpretation of an area in 1900, 1950, and 1999.

A Gas Station Diorama

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
91
Author:
Don Railton
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
A 1:32 scale of a small country gas station.

A Trio of Scenic Inserts

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
46
Author:
Sam Swanson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building three scenes that can be inserted into the layout. Includes construction photos.

Ambiance

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
40
Author:
Jean-Bernard Andre
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
A 1:35 diorama that shows a half buried Bronco Modelsí 1:35 scale 1937 Opel Saloon on a watery shore

Bigelow Street

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
29
Author:
Narayan Khandekar
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
The author describes how he built a 1:24 diorama of a portion of the sidewalk and street. The sidewalk is made out of bricks, and the street is simulated asphalt.

Cardboard Brick, Plaster Concrete, And Painted Moss

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
98
Author:
Marc Reusser
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
The author describes how he built a 1:35 scale brick storage shed (front area only) that he found in Germany.

Dearborn Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Kosic
Scale:
HO
Description:
With the right backdrop, lighting, and photography equipment this small diorama looks like photos taken of the real world. Includes a sidebar on how the photos were taken.

Edendale Creek Diorama Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-04
Page:
80
Author:
Jack Burgess
Scale:
O
Description:
The author built a diorama in proto:48 for a scratchbuilt Fairmont Railway Motors weed burner. The article contains lots of photos of the diorama under construction and the finished model.

From Mogadishu, With Love

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
4
Author:
Alexandre Duchamp
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
A 1:35 small street scene set in Mogadishu, Somalia. Shows how to make the diorama base, and describes how the author made the water cart, the door, and blending in the small details.

From Styrene To Wood

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
11
Author:
Ray R. Dunakin III
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
The author describes how he made a 1:24 model of a miner cabin out of styrene for his outdoor layout. Includes information about how to create knot holes and distressing the planks.

Jim Lorbiecki's Milwaukee Road Everett Street Station Diorama

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
54
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
HO
Description:
This diorama models the Everett Street Station, or Milwaukee Union Station, which was built by the Milwaukee Road and opened in 1886. The station was located on Everett Street between N. 2nd Street and N. 4th Street in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes several close-up photos of the diorama.

Modeling a Flood

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
45
Author:
Ron Bearden
Description:
With all the recent flooding in New Orleans, Texas, and Florida, the author thought it might be a nice idea to model a flooded area in an NTrak module. The article has many photos of a 1990 flood in Caryville, Florida. No actual modeling is done or shown.

Stone Walls

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
72
Author:
Gordon Ferguson
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
How to model stone walls that are common in Great Britain. The diorama is done to 1:35 scale.

Sutton Wharf

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
30
Author:
Christopher Payne
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
A 5' by 1' imaginary English 18-inch gauge industrial railway diorama in 1:25 scale. Includes trackplan and close-up photos.

The Making of Wharf Street

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-09
Page:
90
Author:
Art Fahie
Scale:
Sn2
Description:
The author describes the process that he and a handful of friends went through building this diorama/layout that is displayed at the Bar Mills headquarters, which they built for the National Narrow Gauge Convention of 2007 in Portland, Maine. The layout is set in coastal Maine in 1925. Includes many close-up layout photos, a track plan, and the exterior of the building that houses the layout.

The Plettenberg Narrow Gauge Light Railway

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
49
Author:
Volker Gerisch
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
This article is about a 1:22.5 model of a portion of the Plettenberg narrow gauge line that ran through the streets. The scale was chosen so that Gauge One track was a perfect match for the scaled-down dimensions.

The Rio Grande Southern at Dolores: an Sn3 diorama

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-11
Page:
60
Authors:
Mark Kramer & Bruce Nall
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
After deciding on standards among the local Sn3 club, the author describes how the informal group built 24 feet of modules to model the RGS. In addition to photos, there is also a track plan for how the sections are set up.

Tony Dixon's Module

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
17
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes Tony Dixon's S-scale farming scene diorama, which includes a lot of vehicles that Tony likes to modify and super-detail. It is a great example of how one can model in S-scale without necessarily involving trains.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2008-12
Page:
99
Author:
Philippe Coquet
Scale:
S
Description:
A photo of Philippe's modernday diorama featuring a BN locomotive and a shoe store in Buffalo, New York.