My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: M.O.W. Equipment

A Modernized Russell Steel Snowplow

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
88
Author:
Chuck Yungkurth
Description:
As of the publication of this magazine issue, Conrail still used this plow in upper New York state. The Russell company made two models, one for single track cleaning, and one for multi-track cleaning. The accompanying prototype photos (including many close-up details) and the HO-scale drawings are for the multi-track snowplow.

A Simple M.O.W. Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
93
Author:
James L. Haney
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted a LaBelle Woodworking Pacific Coast Ry. boxcar kit into a D&RG m.o.w. car. Includes a model photo and a scale drawing.

A Tale of Two Rail & Tie Cars

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 32 May 2007
Page:
38
Author:
Tom Houle
Scale:
O
Description:
This installment of the article describes how the author scratchbuilt the a steam/transition-era rail and tie car. These cars were used to haul ties and rail to the track laying work site. Includes a drawing of the various parts and a parts list.

An Auxiliary Water and Coal Car for OX

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-02
Page:
70
Author:
Tom Troughton
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
To complete his M.O.W. train, the author built a coal and water car from a brass tender. The article covers modifying the car, installing couplers, adding a realistic pile of coal (with debris), and finally painting, applying decals, and weathering the model.

Big Tools for Big Jobs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-09
Page:
26
Author:
Carl Swanson
Description:
Large lifting and wrecking cranes are needed to deal with problems on the railroad, and with railroad construction. This article describes the various hooks used. Includes one prototype photo.

Bring Out the Wrecking Crane!

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how Dave Smith took a Lionel O-27 crane to build this car.

Build A Standard-Gauge Auxiliary Water/Crane-Tender Car Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
A pure scratchbuilding article, this installment starts with the construction of a flat car base. A details parts list is included, as well as scaled drawings and construction diagrams.

Build A Standard-Gauge Auxiliary Water/Crane-Tender Car Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
35
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
This last installment covers the construction of the superstructure, and the painting and applying of decals.

Building a Lorain Model 27 Tracked Shovel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-05
Page:
68
Author:
Bill Busacca
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he converted an International Models TT-scale Bucyrus Erie shovel into an S-scale model. Includes photos of the completed model.

Class GS Work Equipment

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 04 November 2003
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
A brief article about the GS gondola as work equipment.

CNR Section Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
43
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
Scale drawings and prototype photo accompany this short article about this Model-T-like car and a flat car.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Spreader OU

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
44
Author:
Eric Bracher
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author built models of all four versions of the D&RGW spreader OU.

Kitbashed Wheel and Hoist Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
38
Author:
Robert K. Aaberg
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an outside-braced wood boxcar, the author created this unique M.O.W. car with detailed hoist. Includes photos of the finished model.

Kitbashing a Shortline Sand Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-12
Page:
65
Author:
Jeff Moore
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author followed the prototype and created a model of a the tank of a tank car welded to a flat car, as was done by the McCloud River Railroad.

Make a DCC Wrecking Crane

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 32 May 2007
Page:
30
Author:
Ed Reutling
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he converted a Lionel wrecking crane from 3-rail TMCC system to 2-rail DCC.

Making an S Scale MOW Crane

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
20
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes a Lionel American Flyer Maintenance-of-way crane and kit-bashes it into a very nice model.

Modeling a Pair of DL&W Snowplows

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
92
Author:
Tom Schmieder
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author built one single-track snowplow using the existing Walthers kit, and one double-track snowplow using a brass Overland Models kit. Many construction photos as well as some prototype photos are included.

MTH PRR Work Equipment

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 03 October 2003
Author:
Nicholas P. Nagrant
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers the PRR's Jordan spreader and Russell Single-Track snow plows. Includes model and prototype photos.

MW X23 Moved to Martinsburg Roundhouse

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
18
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
On May 2016, PRR X23 boxcar #499327, was moved to and into the ex-B&O Martinsburg, W.Va. roundhouse. Includes drawings, and historical and modernday photos of the car.

Narrow Gauge Snowplow

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Bennett
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author kitbashed a snowplow from a Northeastern kit.

Narrow Gauge Track Cleaner

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
61
Author:
Herbert Koenig
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author took an N-scale Life-Like GP18 diesel frame work and build a HOn3 self-propelled track cleaner. Detailed discussion and photographs describe how the wheels were adjusted to gauge, how the trucks were modified, and how the cleaner was installed. Finally, the car body was made to look like a doodlebug.

Narrow-gauge Rotary

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-08
Page:
60
Author:
Paul Scoles
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
Rotary plow model on the author's Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company layout. The model was made from an Athearn rotary blade and a Roundhouse side-door caboose body.

New York Central's Diesel Fueling Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
22
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built this rather unusual car.

O-M Rio Grande's Rotary Plow Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
48
Author:
C. Langdon Campbell III
Scale:
On3
Description:
Prototype photos of this machine are included in the article. Many close-up detail photos. Full-scale On3 fold-out drawing of all side (including top and bottom) are in the article.

O-M Rio Grande's Rotary Plow Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-08
Page:
52
Author:
C. Langdon Campbell III
Description:
The Denver & Rio Grande rotary plow, O-M, is basically a boxcar with a locomotive stuffed inside. This last installment covers the tender and auxiliary water car. The article contains prototype photos, scale drawings, weathering drawings, and close-up detail photos of the prototype.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale test car, citing references he used (and even though a brass model was available).

Scratchbuilding a Milwaukee Road Snowplow

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
70
Author:
Charles C. Purin
Scale:
O
Description:
MILW X900109 is shown in this article using prototype photos and modeled in O-scale. Includes many scaled drawings.

Scratchbuilding a Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto Line Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
90
Author:
Bill Sharpe
Scale:
HO
Description:
Completely built out of styrene, this car features an adjustable platform used for working on overhead catenary. Includes prototype photos, scale drawings, and model construction detail photos.

Snow Fighting Equipment on the Union Pacific

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2017-01
Page:
27
Author:
Harry M. Haythorn
Scale:
HO
Description:
After covering the history of snow-fighting equipment on the UP, the author describes the various models he has on his layout. Includes several model photos.

Speeder Setouts

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2004-05
Page:
25
Author:
John Ostler
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to accurately model a speeder set-out track and surrounding scenery.

The Modern Image

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 33 July 2007
Page:
24
Author:
Gene Clements
Scale:
O
Description:
Heavy-lifting cranes, and how to find models of them on eBay.

Work Equipment Class GR, GRa, and FGRa

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 03 October 2003
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
Prototype photos of these cars as work equipment.