My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Industries

An Industry With Heritage

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
90
Author:
Ed Steinberg
Scale:
HO
Description:
Creating industrial complexes that appear to have been added to over time. This can be done by combining a variety of structure kit types. Article includes examples from the real world, and step-by-step instructions on how the author build such a building.

Coal: A Fuel and Raw Material for Industry

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
20
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
How coal is formed, how it is mined, how it is transported (via rail), and how to model coal mining.

D. H. Griffin Go. Scrapyard

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-10
Page:
74
Author:
Mike Small
Description:
The article is based on the scrapping yards of D. H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina, and how that relates to the railroads. The article includes lots of prototype photos, and a "3D" diagram of the track layout.

Houston-White Company Mill & Basket Factory

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2016-01/02
Page:
47
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
The company was based in Millsboro, Delaware. This article is a history of the start and fall of this company, what they manufactured, how they survived the Great Depression, and how they relied on the railroads. Includes many photos, a track map, and several scale drawings of the buildings.

Modeling an Old-time Feed Mill

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
70
Author:
Robert Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos of a feed mill. Includes scale drawing and construction photos.

Modeling California's Sugar Beet Industry

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-11
Page:
58
Author:
John R. Signor
Scale:
HO
Description:
The history and current state of the sugar beet industry is discussed in this article. Also included are scale drawings of a beet dump and loader located along the SP RR in San Ardo, CA. This article also describes the special beet gondolas used to transport the cargo. The article wraps up with information about how to model the structures, the cars, and the beets.

Modeling the Steel Business

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2009-01
Page:
25
Author:
Ken Larsen
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes what makes iron and steel manufacturing a good candidate for modeling, and what it takes to plan a steel mill-based layout. It describes the basics of a steel mill, what types of cars are used, and which materials are needed, processed, and produced,

Modeling the Sugar Beet Industry

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
56
Author:
Richard Wehr
Description:
This article focuses on the American Crystal Sugar plant in Mason City, Iowa. Includes many prototype photos, a sugar beet processing flow chart, overhead photos and maps of the facilities, and many interior views. A tremendous number of references are also provided.

Petroleum Terminals

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-08
Page:
64
Author:
Mike Small
Description:
Prototype description and photos. Modeling suggestions.

The Hercules Cement Plant

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-11
Page:
28
Author:
Rich Newmiller
Description:
Photos and full discussion of the Hercules Cement plant in Stockertown, Pennsylvania.

The Pickle Industry and Railroading

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
82
Author:
David J. Leider
Description:
This article covers the history of the pickle industry, how pickles are made, salting stations, pickle cars, and how to model the industry. Includes many prototype photos.

When Coal Was King

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 6, Fall 1982
Page:
4
Author:
Frank Titman
Description:
The author describes the different types of coal, different types of mines, and how to model it using, of course, Lehigh Valley Models' kits (Frank's company).

Working the Mill Job

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
62
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Description:
Instead of a bunch of small industries consider one big one.