My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Locomotives - Steam

"Babies and Contractor's" The 7 and 10-ton Shays

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-09
Page:
50
Author:
Mark Fry
Description:
This article describes the small and somewhat rare 7- and 10-ton Shays, where they were used, and their history. This installment contains scale drawings, prototype photos, and references.

36-ton Shay

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-05/06
Page:
25
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Converting the Atlas Shay into a light-weight wood-burning unit. Includes many close-up photos of the cosmetic changes made.

5550 T1 Trust Update

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
26
Author:
Brad Noble
Description:
An update from the PRR T1 Steam Locomotive Trust, Inc.

A Baldwin-built 0-6-0

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
74
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This brief article shows scale drawings for an 0-6-0 switcher.

A Central Vermont 2-8-0 in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
78
Author:
Iain Rice
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took a Bachmann Baldwin 2-8-0 and created an accurate model of the CV's N-5a class Consolidation. Includes prototype photos, construction model photos, parts diagrams, and a materials list. A sound decoder was installed in the tender.

A Cylindrical-type Tender for Your Bull Moose

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
124
Author:
Jim Spencer
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using Strathmore paper and styrene to construct this tender for the author's 2-8-8-0. Includes scale and construction drawings.

A Review: Backhead Kit for the American Models Northern

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
Page:
12
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Scale:
S
Description:
Painting and installing the backhead kit.

A Standard Gauge Baldwin Locomotive Works Geared Locomotive

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Terence F. Harper
Description:
This page shows scale drawings of the engine. Only one engine was ever built.

A Standard Gauge Forney

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-05
Page:
59
Author:
Jim Auman
Description:
An old AHM Bowker model was used as a starting point, but it required a new motor, Kadee couplers, and much scratchbuilding to complete the model.

A Steam Dummy for My On30 Owen Thurteah & Weystead

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
68
Author:
Al Askerberg
Scale:
On30
Description:
This model was constructed from a Hawk Model Company cable car kit fitted with HO 0-4-0 mechanism. Includes model photos.

A Styrene Tender

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
68
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
HO
Description:
Bob describes how he built a tender for a steam locomotive that he couldn't buy ready-to-run. Includes many detailed construction photos.

A Torque-arm Drive for Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-11
Page:
116
Author:
Roger C. Ackert
Scale:
HO
Description:
Combining an idler gearbox, can motor, and slipjoint coupling for improved locomotive performance.

A Tozer Portable Steam Engine

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
22
Author:
Gordon Birrell
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
This article is about a 1:16 scale steam engine modeled after the John Willis Company's engine. The article shows how the author built the spoked wheels, the body, and all of the details.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
74
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article starts a series in which the author shows how to scratchbuild a steam locomotive in HO-scale. This article discusses the tools needed, finding suitable drive wheels, gears and gearing, motors, and frame design. Also includes a parts listing.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-11
Page:
114
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the frame and drivers.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-01
Page:
72
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment the author describes how he made the bearings, gearbox, drive train, and cylinders for the locomotive. The article includes many detailed drawings and a sidebar on lathe operations.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 4

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-03
Page:
80
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the engine's trucks and coupler.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 5

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-04
Page:
92
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the boiler and cab construction.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 6

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
76
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment, the author focuses on boiler details such as steam pipes, running boards, steam turret, air reservoirs, air pump, power reverse, various fittings, boiler bands, handrails, steps, smokebox front, ashpan, deck braces, and piping. Includes details pointed out on model photos and exploded diagrams.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-09
Page:
84
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers running gear and frame details, including pilot construction.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 8

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
102
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
The series concludes with this installment that covers the construction of the tender.

A4 Shifters

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.4 Winter 2016
Page:
75
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
The history of the A4 (along with the A5), which worked industrial sites in Eastern cities on trackage with close clearances and tight curves. Juniata Shops built all 64 A4 locomotives from 1906 through 1913. Includes prototype photos and scaled drawings.

Adding Elesco Feedwater Heaters

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
30
Author:
Jim Hediger

American Models K5 Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
Page:
16
Author:
Norm Hinkle
Scale:
S
Description:
This article describes taking an old American Flyer K5 that had been converted to scale using Nixon parts many years ago, and updating it with taking the chassis and parts from a new American Models K4 model.

An Inexpensive Easy-To-Build Sn3 Shay

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
32
Author:
Andy Pierce
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Using the MDC's HO standard-gauge two-truck kit #360 and the V&T Shops kit #S-19, the author describes how he built his Sn3 Shay model. Includes photos of the completed model and the kits' parts.

An Inexpensive Narrow-gauge Heisler From Commercial Parts

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
33
Author:
Garry Jordan
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This article covers how to convert an HO-scale AHM Heisler, using a V & T Shops conversion kit into an Sn3 model. Includes photos and detail drawings.

An N Scale Mikado and Consolidation

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
86
Author:
Roger Baker
Scale:
N
Description:
The author took a Bachmann 2-8-2 and a 2-8-0 and converted them into good models for his Rocky Coast Line layout.

An On30 Docksider

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
55
Author:
Allen K. Littlefield
Scale:
On30
Description:
This article describes how the author used a Bachmann 2-4-4T Forney to create a 0-4-0 Docksider. Includes construction photos, how to convert the engine to DCC, and how to detail it.

Ann Arbor 2480: Customizing a Generic Model for a Specific Prototype Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
84
Author:
Tom Bailey
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author will describe in this multi-part article how he converted a Mantua (Tyco) Mikado into this model. Includes prototype and model photos, and historical scale drawings. This installment covers the mechanism, boiler, cab, tender, and boiler jacket.

Ann Arbor 2480: Customizing a Generic Model for a Specific Prototype Pt II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
90
Author:
Tom Bailey
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes you through steps of building a specific steam locomotive. Includes a sidebar on the Ann Arbor steam power.

Another Approach to an H5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-07
Page:
76
Author:
Thomas E. Bailey
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he took an old English Mikado and converted it into a NYC Mikado.

Apex of the Atlantics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
116
Author:
Tom Busack
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article discusses the history and how to model the Pennsylvania Railroad E6 4-4-2. Article includes prototype photos, model photos, construction detail photos, and parts list. The author started with the Bowser E6 kit. He built both a 1914 and a 1920s version.

B&O's Light Mikado #4500

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
82
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This locomotive was the first of all the USRA designs. Includes a prototype photos and scaled drawings.

Baldwin 0-6-0 Switcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-09
Page:
81
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
A description of the Maryland & Pennsylvania RR's 0-6-0 switcher. Includes prototype photos and scaled drawings.

Baldwin 2-6-2 Logging Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
114
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings describe the early 20th century Prairie-type for the Industrial Lumber Co. Includes some modeling notes for HO and O-scale models.

Banked Fires

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.4 Winter 2016
Page:
3
Author:
William Kibler
Description:
A reprint of the identical article that appeared in the Altoona Mirror of August 7, 2016, which describes the current state of the Altoona-built K-4 steam locomotive PRR #1361 begin rebuilt to operating condition. Includes two photos of the engine.

Basics of Steam Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-02
Page:
43
Author:
Rudy Kouhoupt
Description:
This installment of the series describes the purpose and inner workings of the steam locomotive's cylinders. Includes photos and drawings of the different cylinder types.

Basics of Steam Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
40
Author:
Rudy Kouhoupt
Description:
This installment covers valve gears, accompanied by close-up prototype photos of the Stephenson, Walschaerts, and Baker valve gears.

Basics of Steam: External Details Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
53
Author:
Rudy Kouhoupt
Description:
Covers the lifting injection system, the air compressor system, and the Elesco feedwater heater system. Includes lots of close-up photos of prototype engines.

Better-running N Scale Switchers

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
96
Author:
Philip H. Mott
Scale:
N
Description:
N-scale 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 steam switchers can be very troublesome to run, especially over insulated frog turnouts. The author describes how he adds wipers to the middle set of drivers on these engines (Model Power, Life-Like, and Atlas). His experience show a dramatic improvement in the running characteristics of these engines.

Boston & Maine Atlantic in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
107
Author:
Ken Robbins
Scale:
HO
Description:
Accompanied by the finished model photos, the article describes how the author built this model almost completely from scratch.

Bridgton & Saco River RR's Engine no. 7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
66
Author:
Allen J. Brewster
Description:
The 2-foot-gauge railroad received a 2-4-4-T (a modified Forney). This article describes the engine, includes many prototype photos, and several scale drawings.

Building a Classic Mikado Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-06
Page:
78
Author:
Richard L. Stoving
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this final installment the author completes the construction and attaching the details, and painting and applying decals. Includes diagrams of boiler piping and detail locations.

Building a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Berkshire

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
39
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The project has a long history, and was built from a wide variety of donor projects and some creative modeling. The author provides the history of the Class A-2a P&LE Berkshires, how he built it and the tender, how he painted it, and the parts list.

Building a PRR B8a 0-6-0 Part 1

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 01 March 2002
Page:
36
Author:
John Sauers
Description:
These engines were built between 1903 and 1917 and were re-classified to B8a to be used as yard switchers. The article describes how the author built this engine. Includes scale drawings

Building a PRR B8a 0-6-0 Part 2

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 02 May 2002
Page:
40
Author:
John Sauers
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the cab, the rear deck, bunker, steps, boiler, cylinders, front pilots, and interior details.

Building a Sierra Railroad 2-8-0

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
12
Author:
Vincent Pellitteri
Scale:
S
Description:
The author used a standard gauge B.T.S. 2-8-0 kit to build the model he needed for his standard gauge interchange.

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
30
Author:
Jess Bennett
Scale:
S
Description:
This first installment covers the running gear, bought from S Scale Loco & Supply. Includes detail drawings, model photos, and a parts list.

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 2 of 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
30
Author:
Jess Bennett
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the tender. Includes full-size and detail drawings. Note that the motor is in the tender on this model.

Chicago & North Western's Class M-1 0-6-0

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-07
Page:
58
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
A brief article about this engine is accompanied by several scaled drawings.

Constant Directional Lighting for N Scale Steam Engines

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-05
Page:
69
Author:
Philip H. Mott
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he installed directional lighting in a Model Power 0-6-0. Includes construction photos and drawings.

Converting a Sunset 1947 H8SC to a 1930 H8SB

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 73 Spring 2010
Page:
8
Author:
Frank Duff
Scale:
HO
Description:
The title says it all. Includes close-up model photos of detail parts, construction highlights, and DCC wiring.

D&RGW Class 8-33 0-6-0

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
James "Rusty" Rustermier of San Jose, California built the S-scale model of D&RGW #51 from brass, silver and 303 stainless steel. The frame was machined from solid brass stock, and the boiler began as a solid round piece, turned down to size, then bored out. Includes one photo of the finished model.

D&RGW Standard-gauge Mikados

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
80
Author:
Tom Dressler
Description:
Variations on individual engines maintain a family appearance. Many prototype photos of Mikados.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway #777

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
40
Author:
Jeff Scherb
Description:
This is a 2-foot Gauge 0-4-0T engine that ran the very steep railway track. It is now retired in a museum. Many prototype photos. Also included are scale drawings and two photos of the small passenger cars.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow-Gauge 4-6-0

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
13
Description:
Prototype photos and S-scale drawings of this locomotive.

Detroit Yukon Mining Co.'s Porter No. 4 in Sn3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-06
Page:
56
Author:
Rene Gourley
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author built a Backwoods Miniatures 7-ton 0-4-0 into an 0-4-0T Porter. Includes two model and two prototype photos.

Die-cast steam locomotive kits: S scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-11
Page:
100
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
The Rex Models' 0-6-0 is a freelance job that looks like a shortened version of the Pennsy B6sa, the only non-Belpaire firebox loco built at Altoona after 1900. The 2-6-0 is very similar but with a pilot instead of footboards, a flared smokestack, a longer smokebox, and a square tender. The only complaint the author had was that the wheels on the 0-4-0 are slightly out of round, which results in a slight wobble as the engine runs.

DL&W Q1 4-8-4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-02
Page:
42
Author:
Robert A. LeMassena
Description:
Two prototype photos, a brief description, and scale drawings make up this article about this engine.

Dunckley Northern Railway #4 and #5

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
John Morrison
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
Several before and after painted photos accompany this article on the author's scratchbuilt, 1:24, 45mm gauge "Colonial Engines". These are engines designed for the British Colonies. He built them over modified commercial mechanisms by LGB, Bachmann, and Hartland.

Duplicate Exposure

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
44
Author:
Jack Swanberg
Description:
Photo and description of the photo of PRR T1 #5505.

Earl Johnson's Siamese Twins

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
64
Author:
various authors
Scale:
HO
Description:
A prototype photo of two 0-6-0 engines merged together at the cab proved the validity of Earl Johnson's Duplex Compound 0-6-6-0T engine.

Fabricating a USRA Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-09
Page:
75
Author:
Dean A. Shepherd
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author started with a Tyco Mikado kit and shows how he super-detailed and painted it.

Free-rolling Steam Locomotive Drive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
90
Author:
Takashi Daito
Scale:
O
Description:
The author converted an NYC Mohawk such that it can be pushed down the track by hand. The conversion included building a multiple-thread worm, thrust ball bearings, and a coreless motor. The idea is that if you can easily push the engine down the track, when it receives track power, it will run very smoothly. Detailed photos and diagrams are included.

From Main Line to Branch Line: Two Locomotives in One

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
128
Author:
Roger Baker, Jr.
Scale:
N
Description:
The author converts a Bachmann 2-8-2 into a 2-6-2 Prairie.

Front Coupler for an N Scale BLI M1A

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 98 Autumn 2016
Page:
25
Author:
Claus Schlund
Scale:
N
Description:
Using close-up photos, the author shows how he replaced the non-functioning front coupler with one from an Intermountain tank car.

Gary Mittner’s 1:29 Scale Class B6SB - 4001

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 04 November 2003
Scale:
G
Description:
Final photos of the model, whose progress can be see at this web site: http://www.angelfire.com/film/prrpics/B6.html (related web page)

Getting Better Performance from Your MDC Shay

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-03
Page:
92
Author:
Alexander Zelkin
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author converted a Model Die Casting HO-scale two-truck Shay kit to Sn3 using one of the V&T Shops conversion kits. The kit requires a bit of work to get it to operate well, so he describes what he did to improve the engine.

Glacier Park Mike

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
162
Author:
Mike Pearsall
Description:
Painting a black Great Northern. Includes two GN prototype photos.

Heavy Pacific and Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
80
Author:
Jim Morin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers upgrading two Rivarossi HO-scale models. Includes model photos and detail drawings.

HO Pennsy I1 Decapod

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-02
Page:
82
Author:
Frank A. Costanzi
Scale:
HO
Description:
One prototype photo. Model photos with changes made to the Bowser model. Lighting circuit correction is in April 2000 issue page 14.

HO Steam Kit Dimensional Data

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
121
Author:
Alan Mende
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author compares various manufacturer's HO-scale kits of various wheel arrangements to determine which would make good basis for kitbashing or scratchbuilding your own steam locomotive.

How a Steam Locomotive Works

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
80
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
What a modeler needs to know about the operation of a steam engine and tender.

How I Built the Record-setting New York Central #999

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
16
Author:
John J. Baker
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this locomotive. Includes two photos.

How I Scratchbuilt My First Steam Locomotive Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-10
Page:
69
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
On3
Description:
The author shares how he got to write this article series, what the main steps are for building a steam locomotive from scratch, and the basic skills required.

How I Scratchbuilt My First Steam Locomotive Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-11
Page:
66
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
On3
Description:
Bob continues his story of how he built his first locomotive. This installment covers the basic frame. It includes a materials and tools list, frame diagrams, and a drill size chart.

How I Scratchbuilt My First Steam Locomotive Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
96
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
On3
Description:
In this installment of the construction of the Virginia Midland 4-6-0 covers the running gear, boiler, and cab. Includes diagrams and close-up photos.

How I Started With an American Models Pacific to Make The Canadian National Railways K-3b Pacific #5584

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Andrew Malette
Scale:
S
Description:
The author used the model's pilot, chassis, mechanism, and tender trucks, while the boiler, cab, and tender were replaced. Includes one model and one prototype photo of the engine, and a listing of the commercial parts used.

How To Scratch Build a Steam Engine Frame Or, The Steamer of Your Dreams

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
Page:
6
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
This first installment covers selecting the proper drivers, the matching axle, the cylinder blocks, and the crosshead assemblies. Next, the author uses steel or aluminum U-shaped shelf brackets for the frame. Next up are making scale drawings.

Illinois Central Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-07
Page:
71
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
History, photos, and scaled drawings of this engine.

Improving Coal Loads on Ready-to-run Steam Locomotive Tenders

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-11
Page:
49
Author:
Robert E. Mohowski
Description:
The author describes how he removed the plastic coal load in his Broadway Limited PRR M1 tender with a very realistic-looking load. Includes step-by-step photos as well as one prototype photo of a PRR M1, taken from above.

Interpreting A B&O P1-d Pacific

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
Page:
10
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes an American Models 4-6-2 and details it for a B&O locomotive used for passenger railfan trips into his BC&G layout. Includes on prototype photo and many model photos indicating the details and changes he made to the model. The project also includes installing DCC and sound, and painting and weathering the model.

Kitbashing a Seven-ton Shay

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-10
Author:
Mark Fry
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he used the HO-scale MDC Shay kit to build a replica of the Gilpin No. 1 Shay. The article includes model photos, various diagrams, scaled drawings, and a parts list. Includes a sidebar by Wayne Weatherstone on mastering the infamous MDC Shay mechanism.

L&N's H-29

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-07/08
Page:
48
Author:
Paul J. Downs
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he converted two Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0 locomotives to match the Louisville & Nashville H-29 Consolidation. Includes several prototype photos, many construction photos, and includes DCC conversion. An exploded parts diagram of the model is shown on page 54.

Labor of Love

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
78
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
The author describes what he went through to try to build a static one-inch scale model of a Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0.

Lack of Oversight Derailed K-4 Project, Report Says

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.4 Winter 2016
Page:
4
Author:
William Kibler
Description:
Information about the history of the K-4 restoration project at Steamtown National Historic Site.

Lima: 100 Years of Steam and Steel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1969-12
Page:
26
Author:
Richard J. Cook
Description:
The story of the watchmaker of locomotives from Shays to Super Power: the Lima Locomotive works of Lima, Ohio. Includes photos of engines, diamond plates, and an artist's sketch of the manufacturing facilities.

Long Island 4-6-0

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-04
Page:
68
Author:
Gary Butts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modifies a Roundhouse model kit to represent a LIRR G5, which was identical to the parent company, the PRR's G5 engines. Includes a prototype photo, photos of details added to the model, and final model photos.

Make Those Cantankerous Imports Purrrr....

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
28
Author:
Frank Titman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author explains what he did to make the Omnicon PRR steamers work better.

Making Headlight Lenses the Easy Way

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
131
Author:
Garry F. Cerrone
Description:
Using 5-minute epoxy to create headlight lenses.

Making Steamers Perform Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
10
Author:
Joe Scales
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers how to get a Rex 2-6-0 to run better.

Making Steamers Perform Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
22
Author:
Joe Scales
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment, the author covers how to check and fix whether or not driver wheels are truly round, whether they are quartered correctly, and whether or not the spacing is correct between the axles and the crank pins.

Making the Rex 0-6-0 and 2-6-0 Locomotives Behave

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
Page:
4
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
The author tackles some design problems that they locomotives have to make them run smoother.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Pacifics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
92
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
The author describes the MKT H-3 Pacific engines and the article includes prototype photos, scale drawings, and notes on how it might be modeled in HO.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-02
Page:
67
Author:
Jim Booth, Jr.
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Two photos of the work Jim did to super-detail the D&RGW 2-8-0 #268.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1993-05
Page:
112
Author:
Leonard Norman
Scale:
S
Description:
The photo is of an Illinois Central 2-8-4 that is a scratchbuild engine made out of sheet and bar brass started by Leonard. He passed away, and so Charles Sanderfeld bought it and continued to work on it. He also passed away before the model was completed. Finally, three friends bought the engine and continued to work on it to completion.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-05
Page:
71
Author:
Simon Parent
Scale:
S
Description:
Simon won the award for modeling Canadian National class J-3b 4-6-2 Pacific #5076 in S-scale.

Modeling a Northern Pacific W-3 Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-08
Page:
66
Author:
Jim Morin
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history about the engine, the author describes how he super-detailed a Rivarossi USRA Mikado. What is interesting about this article, even if you are not interested in this particular prototype, is that there are lots of close-up detail photos with each of the parts identified by name. A great way to learn more about steam locomotives in general.

Modeling a PRR I1 Class 2-10-0 in N scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-11
Page:
70
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
This N-scale Pennsy I1 was kitbashed from a Kato 2-8-2 and a GHQ L1 conversion kit. Minitrix and Con-Cor parts were used for the tender. In this installment the author discusses the prototype engine, the basics of the construction, the mechanism and drivers, the frame modifications, side rods, making blind drivers, and brake shoe hangers. Includes many prototype, and model construction photos.

Modeling a PRR I1 Class 2-10-0 in N scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
97
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
In this installment the author covers the construction of the boiler and adding details. Includes two prototype photos, and lots of close-up detail photos of the model under construction.

Modeling an H6SB in N-Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 75 Autumn 2010
Page:
37
Author:
Claus Schlund
Scale:
N
Description:
This article is a step-by-step photo documentation of how to take an Atlas 2-8-2 chassis and a Minitrix B6sb shell to build this engine.

Modeling China's - and Now Iowa's - Mighty QJ 2-10-2's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
62
Author:
Robert D. Turner
Scale:
HO
Description:
These engines were brought to the U.S. for possible tourist service from China. The article includes prototype photos of the engines in their native China and now in Iowa. The second half of the article covers how to model this engine using the Bachmann HO-scale model.

Modeling Eastern Narrow Gauge Steam Using the Roundhouse 2-8-0

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
53
Author:
George Pierson
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author shows how he modified this locomotive to work reliably on narrow gauge track. He also briefly discusses the 4-6-0 he converted.

Modeling Northern Pacific Trains 57 and 58

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
72
Author:
Jim Morin
Scale:
HO
Description:
Number 57 left Duluth with the North Coast Limited and returned as number 58. The author started with Model Power's USRA Light Pacific. Article includes model and prototype photos, scale drawings and detail close-ups.

Modeling Philadelphia & Reading "Russian Decapod" No. 1127

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-12
Page:
58
Author:
Rob Davis
Scale:
HO
Description:
Article includes history of the 2-10-0 destined for Russia in the early 1900s. 200 of these didn't make it there, so the article covers where they ended up and more specifically covers the P&R 1127. Includes many prototype photos. Many close-up photos of the modifications made to the model are also included.

Modeling the Class T1 Duplex 4-4-4-4 5523 Part 1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 05 December 2003
Author:
Tom Hayden
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article starts off describing how the author built this engine from a Bowser boiler and a PennLine chassis and tender. Includes construction photos as well as detail drawings.

Modeling the Class T1 Duplex 4-4-4-4 5523 Part 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 06 January 2004
Author:
Tom Hayden
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers building the tender, painting, weathering, and applying decals (including drawings of prototype placement of the decals), and installing wiring, DCC, and lighting.

Modeling The Jersey Central Lines' Back Track Behemoths Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-08
Page:
70
Author:
Robert F. Fischer
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers many steam locomotives of the CNJ. It contains many prototype photos, and a track diagram of the Wilkes-Barre Mountain area. A sidebar discusses the details of a CNJ Mikado.

Modeling the Jersey Central Lines' Back Track Behemoths Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
50
Author:
Robert J. Davis
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he converted a Broadway Limited USRA Heavy Mikado into a model of this locomotive. The articles includes a parts list, modeling photos (including intermediate modifications).

Modeling The Jersey Central Lines' Back Track Behemoths Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
66
Author:
Robert J. Davis
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment of the article concludes by discussing the tender, its sound system, added details, and painting and lettering.

Motor and Locomotive Speeds

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-12
Page:
120
Author:
Jack L. Baer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how to accurately measure and calculate an engine's scale model speed.

MR Workshop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-04
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
Answers the question about why steam engines sometimes produce black smoke. Includes a simplified diagram on how a steam engine works.

Nevada Copper Belt 2-8-0

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-04
Page:
64
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This small Consolidation was built for the Nevada railroad in 1911. The article includes one prototype photo and scale drawings, with suggestions for how this model could be built in HO-scale.

New Machinery for a Damaged Brass Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
96
Author:
Jim Hoffman
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he replaced the frame and mechanism of a badly-behaving brass locomotive with Bowser parts.

Norfolk & Western's Class E2 no. 578

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-08
Page:
65
Author:
Thomas D. Dressler
Description:
This article about the N&W 4-6-2 includes the large fold-out of the scaled drawings of this engine. Also included are several prototype photos.

Norfolk and Western's Y3 and Y3a

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-02
Page:
68
Author:
Robert D. Waltz
Description:
The history of the Y3 captured with both photos and scale drawings.

North Pacific Coast Railroad

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
56
Author:
Gary Caviglia
Description:
This two-pager shows scale drawings of the Baldwin Locomotive Works engine. No other information is provided.

O&W's Light 400's

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
36
Author:
Raymond W. Brown & Jack W. Farrell
Description:
In 1922 the New York, Ontario & Western received four "400" 4-8-2 steam locomotives for passenger train service. This article includes many prototype photos, a center-spread painting, and scale drawings

On3 to S

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
The story of how to convert a Flying Zoo On3 2-6-0 to standard-gauge S-scale. The work was done by outside contractors. Includes several photos of the completed model.

Painting a Brass Steam Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-11
Page:
146
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes you through all the steps required to paint a brass steam locomotive.

Presenting the ACE 3000

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
77
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
A "new steam" locomotive in the 1980's. The article includes an artist's rendition of the locomotive, scale drawings, and modeling notes.

Preserving the Finale of Long Island Steam

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
3
Author:
Richard Glueck
Description:
This article primarily covers the LIRR's G5 4-6-0 steam engines at the time that they were being replaced with first-generation diesels. Includes lots of photos, including of the movement of the preserved models.

Reading RR Atlantics

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
89
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
The Reading RR had ten camelbacks for passenger service. They were built in 1905 and 1906. The article includes prototype photos, complete scale drawings, and notes on how one might model these in HO-scale.

Realistic Weathering for Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-08
Page:
50
Author:
John Pryke
Description:
Here's how to weather your plastic steamers to look like the real thing. Includes information on how prototype engines weather.

Rebuilding a Docksider

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
80
Author:
Steve Sint
Scale:
HO
Description:
Redetailing a Sakura Docksider.

Rebuilding the Dorothy

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2006-02
Page:
17
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Description:
"The Dorothy" was a 4-2-4 steam locomotive used to inspect and review the tracks by the Lehigh Valley.

Remotoring for Better Performance

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
94
Author:
Jim Hoffman
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how to remotor (mostly) steam models by AHM/Rivarossi, Athearn, Bowser, MDC, and Mantua (Tyco). An Athearn GP9 is also covered.

Repowering Mantua's Camelback Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
86
Author:
Richard Knotts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he upgraded the engine's motor with a Sagami can motor.

Restoring American Flyer Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
32
Author:
Allen Phillips
Scale:
S
Description:
While building his A.F. collection, the author has gotten into finding "basket cases" that he attempts to restore to running condition. He describes how he does that in this article.

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
36
Author:
Bob Kjellander
Scale:
HO
Description:
Some quick notes about how the Pacific Fast Mail Santa Fe 2-8-0 was converted into a 0-8-0.

Rockton & Rion Porter 0-4-0T

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
75
Author:
Thomas A. Yorke
Description:
This engine was built between 1893 and 1897 and was in operation until 1970. It didn't have a road number. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Russians and Yellow Jackets

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
94
Author:
Thomas D. Dressler
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers two locomotives of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry, and how the author built his models.

Rusty - A Four-wheel Climax

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
60
Author:
Thomas A. Yorke
Scale:
G
Description:
The model is built to Gn15 scale. These cars were used to pull logs out of forests. They were ugly, but powerful. The mechanism for this odd car came from a Bachmann On30 streetcar. Scale drawings and close-up detail photos are included.

S Roots

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
32
Author:
Bob Wall
Scale:
S
Description:
This new column looks into S-scale roots. This issue covers the Rex Engineering steam locomotives.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 1, Winter 1984
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
In this next installment of the series on how build your own steam locomotive, the author starts the work of building the frame and installing the driver wheels.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part III

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
Page:
6
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment the construction and installation of the side rods is accomplished, including how to resolve any binding. Also covered is drive quartering.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
7
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
This final installment of building a steam locomotive frame will deal with the main rod cylinder set and crosshead assembly.

Scratchbuilding a Shay: A Case Study in Obsessive-compulsive Detailing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-03
Page:
72
Author:
Alan Mende
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he eventually wound up scratchbuilding a Shay locomotive using various parts from other models. Includes lots of close-up photos of construction details.

Sesquicentennial Replica

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
8
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
The story about how Dave Kloke built a full-size, working replica of the Leviathan #63 (originally built in 1868).

Shay

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-08
Page:
34
Author:
Joe Luber
Scale:
HO
Description:
A summary of imported brass Shays in HO narrow and standard gauge with photographic studies of typical representatives of the sidewinder breed of steam locomotives.

Shay Improvement

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
This article covers modifying the couplers to look more prototypical, installing the DCC decoder (with lots of close-up photos on the modifications made), and making some minor cosmetic improvements to the engine.

She's a Lady

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
110
Author:
Keith Wills
Description:
Models of the 2-2-2, 4-4-0, and 4-4-2 toy trains.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
27
Author:
Richard Churchill
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built a diamond smokestack for his Franklin old-time A.F. locomotive.

Simple T1 Tender Modifications

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
6
Author:
Tim Garner
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he removed portions of the Broadway Ltd's T1 tender cowling to simulate the removal of those sections that were done to the prototype tenders.

Slim Gauge Observations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
11
Author:
David Heine
Scale:
S
Description:
With this issue the "Sn3 Column" is renamed. This article covers the new P-B-L hybrid K-27, a ready-to-run Sn3 steam locomotive that features a combination of plastic and brass to reduce the cost (and the super fine detailing) as compared to pure brass models.

Sn3 Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
unknown
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This review is of three Pacific Fast Mail 4-6-0 wheel arrangement steam locomotive motive power. Made in Korea by Ski, the three new models include the Rio Grande Southern Nos. 20, 22, and 25.

Soo Line #1003

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
9
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
History and photos of the Soo Line #1003, which is a 2-8-2 L-1 class Mikado steam locomotive built by Alco in 1913. Includes a scaled diagram.

South Pacific Coast Railroad #13

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
54
Author:
Gary Caviglia
Description:
Scale drawings of engines #13, 18, and 19

Southern Pacifics S-12 Class 0-6-0

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:
Prototype information, and scaled drawings and photos of this locomotive and its tender.

Southern Ry.'s Ms-4 Mikados

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-01
Page:
76
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Prototype photos and scaled drawings accompany this brief article.

SouthWind Models' Union Pacific 2-8-0

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
29
Author:
Wayne D. Hills
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he took this excellent model and made some corrections to it as well as super-detailed it to make it an accurate UP model. A few construction photos are included.

SP&S 4-6-2 in N Scale Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-03
Page:
62
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
After covering the history of this locomotive, the article discusses the plan-of-attack, the re-motoring, the frame/chassis modifications, and the trailing truck changes.

SP&S 4-6-2 in N Scale Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-04
Page:
62
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
In this installment, the author covers the construction of the cab, the pilot, the basic boiler, the smokebox front, and the walkways.

SP&S 4-6-2 in N Scale Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-05
Page:
62
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
This installment covers making the tender body and underframe, installing the light, and building the drawbar.

SP&S 4-6-2 in N Scale Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-06
Page:
38
Author:
Max Magliaro
Scale:
N
Description:
This installment covers making the boiler and tender detailing.

Steam Country

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-08
Page:
42
Author:
Randy Harter
Scale:
O
Description:
Photo essay of steam locomotives set in the 1940s of the Chicago & Illinois Midland. Many close-ups of scenic details as locomotive come through the layout.

Steam Locomotives: What, Why, and Where

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
70
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
This article describes how you can choose which steam locomotives you might want to run on your layout. Includes a description of the various wheel arrangements, and many prototype photos.

Superdetailing a Pacific Coast Shay 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
50
Author:
Allen J. Brewster
Scale:
O
Description:
The author starts his series on how he built and then superdetailed the O-scale Sunset Models Pacific Coast Shay, a standard gauge engine. The article contains prototype photos, completed model photos, parts photos and diagrams, and construction detail drawings.

Taconic-type 4-8-4s

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-09
Page:
92
Author:
Jeff English
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building a flagship steam engine for the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society's HO-scale New England, Berkshire & Western RR. Includes prototype and model photos, as well as construction photos and diagrams.

The Art of Steam

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-05/06
Page:
36
Author:
Gregory Scott
Scale:
N
Description:
Improving an Atlas 2-8-8-2.

The Art of Steam

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-07/08
Page:
42
Author:
Gregg Scott
Scale:
N
Description:
Taking a Kato Pacific Japanese 4-6-2, converted with GHQ's W-3 conversion kit, to build a NP Pacific.

The Art of Steam

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-09/10
Page:
54
Author:
Gregg Scott
Scale:
N
Description:
Converting a NP Q-5.

The Art of Steam

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-10/11
Page:
32
Author:
Gregg Scott
Scale:
N
Description:
SP 2-10-2 F-4 and F-5

The Art of Steam Part 2

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Gregg Scott
Scale:
N
Description:
Model the tender for the Pennsylvania Railroad I1 Class "Decapod". A styrene model was built and then cast into polyurethane. Details were added, including a water scoop, and the model was painted. Includes how the author created eight-wheel trucks.

The Essence of Daylight

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
114
Author:
Roger Baker, Jr.
Scale:
N
Description:
The author converts a Bachmann Northern to model the Southern Pacific's GS Daylight. Model modification drawings and some construction photos are included.

The Lenswoman's Art... West Side Shays!

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
31
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Description:
Photos by Pat Barry are captioned by the author. West Side's Shay locomotives at the Yosemite Mountain-Sugar Pine Railroad are the topic.

The Passumpsic Heisler

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-09
Page:
63
Author:
William C. Schaumburg
Description:
This article covers the history and workings of a Heisler geared locomotive in general, and then covers the specifics of the Passumpsic #1, which is now a privately-owned, fully-restored engine. Includes prototype photos and scaled drawings.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
14
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers some of the newer techniques, tools, and materials he is using to repair American Flyer items.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Scale:
S
Description:
The author bought an AF #343 on eBay and describes how he restored it to operating condition.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to repair horns and whistle sounds in American Flyer steam locomotives, tenders, and diesels.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the techniques he uses to make his American Flyer steam engines perform better.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Scale:
Sn2
Description:
Photos of the author's Sn2 equipment by Train & Trooper, as well as two P-B-L Sn3 pieces.

The Ten-Wheeler that Gilbert Never Had

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
30
Author:
Thomas N. Muellner
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes various A.F. parts to build a 4-6-0 that A.C. Gilbert never built.

The Unforgettable Class T1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 05 December 2003
Author:
Al Buchan

Tl Trust Casts the First Boxpok Driver in Nearly 70 Years

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.2 Summer 2016
Page:
8
Authors:
Jason Johnson & Brad Noble
Description:
Progress report on the rebuilding of the PRR T1.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
78
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
Features a photo of Brooks Stover's 2-8-8-0, which was made from an S-scale Lionel 2-8-8-2, replacing the boiler front and pilot, relocating and adding details, and scratchbuilding the Vanderbilt tender.

Train Signals Part 1

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 04 November 2003
Author:
Al Buchan and Lin Bongaardt, Jr.
Description:
This article covers steam locomotives headlights, markers, and class lights.

Upgrading the MDC Shay Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
64
Author:
Jeff Johnston
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author states that the model runs very well if as built, but adding an NWSL metal gearbox and a Sagami motor with flywheels really makes it purr. Also discussed are contact wipers, side rods, and universal shafts

Walthers’ HO Scale Broadway Limited

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 74 Summer 2010
Page:
7
Author:
Jerry Britton
Scale:
HO
Description:
How the new Broadway Limited can be used to make prototypical trains. Various time periods are covered.

Western Pacific locomotive No. 14

Magazine:
NMRA Bulletin 2002-07
Page:
71
Author:
Harold Miller
Description:
Photo taken in 1939.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
65
Author:
Dan Dawdy
Scale:
O
Description:
The author shows the work he is doing on an O-scale steam engine.

Where 4-8-4's were Poconos

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-02
Page:
44
Author:
Robert A. LeMassena
Description:
On the Delaware & Lackawanna the 4-8-4's were called "Notherns", but rather "Poconos". The article provides complete history and many prototype photos.

Whyte's Classification System for Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
20
Author:
George Lloyd
Description:
The objective is for the reader to match the common name to the Whyte system's steam locomotive wheel arrangements listing. The answers were provided in the Spring 1987 issue.

Whyte's Classification System for Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
6
Author:
George Lloyd
Description:
The answers to the reader quiz included in the Fall 1986 issue, to match up the common names to the Whyte steam locomotive wheel arrangements.

Window Glazing for a Tender's Dog House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-01
Page:
54
Author:
Tom Troughton
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author shows how he installed glass (acetate) in his P-B-L K-37 tender's dog house (which is soldered in place). The special technique is how he installed the acetate without removing the dog house from the tender.

Working Windows, Hatches Part 3

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 03 July 2002
Page:
10
Author:
Harry Hieke
Description:
Building working roof hatches.

Working Windows, Hatches & Doors Part 1

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 01 March 2002
Page:
14
Author:
Harry Hieke
Description:
This series of articles will cover how to making working windows, hatches, and doors for steam locomotives. This first part covers the typical tools you need.

Working Windows, Hatches & Doors Part 2

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 02 May 2002
Page:
47
Author:
Harry Hieke
Description:
This installment covers building working cab windows for a steam engine. Includes construction drawings.

Workshop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-09
Page:
26
Author:
Keith Thompson
Description:
Orientation of eccentric crank in Walschaerts valve gear.