My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Locomotives - Gas Electric

Combine to Gas-electric

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-05
Page:
29
Author:
Dean Freytag
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dean built gas-electric combine ("Doodlebug") out of a passenger car body and Tyco Alco C-430 trucks.

Dayton Freight Motor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 5, May 1982
Page:
4
Author:
Martin K. Van Horn
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the completion of a Dayton freight motor car (interurban/Doodlebug). Includes diagrams.

Doodlebugs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
44
Author:
Jeff Wilson

From Dubious to Ubiquitous

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
67
Author:
George Chiasson, Jr.
Description:
This article covers the LIRR MP41 motor car ("Doodlebug"). Includes many photos and scale drawings, as well as a map of the area the car traveled.

Kitbashing a CB&Q Combine

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
80
Author:
Richard J. Anderson
Scale:
HO
Description:
The railroad converted a baggage car into a gas-electric motor car in 1941. The author used a Bachmann Doodlebug as his starting point to create this unique car.

Kitbashing a Gas-electric Railcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
60
Author:
Kurt Mirish
Scale:
HO
Description:
Article includes photos and text of how the author kitbashed a wood car with an open rear platform that ran in 1905 to 1910 on a suburban line in Kansas City. He started with a Bachmann Brill trolley.

Modeling an NYC m.u. Coach

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-03
Page:
66
Author:
Ken Lawrence
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he converted a Branchline 80-foot coach kit into this powered coach. Includes a prototype photo, scaled drawing, and construction photos.

PRR Oil-Electric and X29 Go to Allentown & Auburn RR

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
12
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
Doodlebug #4666 has been moved to Allentown & Auburn, its new owner. On April 23 an ex-PRR X29 box car was also moved to the A&A. Includes prototype historical and modernday photos of the Doodlebug (and its tracing drawings), and two photos of the X29 in the process of being moved.

S-scale Gas-electric Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-02
Page:
48
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
S
Description:
Jim reviews the Scenery Unlimited's brass Doodlebug.

The Potato Bug

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-11
Page:
48
Author:
Jack Hykaway
Description:
The author describes a cohesive story of the history of the Doodlebug.

The Two-faced Doodlebug

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
48
Author:
Chuck Diljak
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified a Bachmann Doodlebug for bi-directional service (cabs on either end of the engine), modeled after the ones used by the Erie. Includes model and prototype photos.

Vulcan Two-ton Gas Locomotive

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-08
Page:
71
Author:
Richard Dunn
Description:
The prototype use a Ford replacement engine and parts of a Ford Model T to build this small switcher. Two prototype photos and a scale drawing are included (no model built of it, though).