My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Model Railroad Terminology

Basics of Scale and Gauges

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
144
Author:
Roger Carp
Description:
This beginners article describes the differences of all the scales and gauges from Z to G.

Buying Your First Train Set

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
85
Author:
Paul Schmidt

Calculating Scale Speed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
67
Author:
Don Fiehmann
Description:
Formulas and text describe how to calculate scale speed. A programmable calculator's code is shown that will make calculating the scale speed easy.

Hi Rail Standards Committee Progress Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 04, Number 6, November 1981
Page:
8
Scale:
S
Description:
What is an S-scale "hi-rail" modeler? What materials are available for the hi-rail modeler?

Introducing Scales and Gauges

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
92
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
This article describes most of the model railroading scales.

Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-07
Page:
56
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
Jim answers the question, What is "narrow gauge"? Includes terminology, how to model it in various scales, and why one might want to model in narrow gauge.

Proto:48 A New Dimension in 1:48 Modeling

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-07
Page:
58
Author:
Randy Wilson
Scale:
O
Description:
This article describes the new true-to-scale Proto:48 designation, and how and why it was developed. Includes photos that show the difference between Proto:48 and normal O-scale materials.

Questions and Answers for Beginners

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
86
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
This article poses and answers a lot of the questions beginners have about model railroading.

Scale Miles-per-hour At a Glance

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
81
Author:
Ron LaFever
Description:
This article covers the formula used to calculate your locomotive's scale speed. The author made some handy tables for determining a locomotive's speed without needing to use a calculator.

Track Terminology

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-11
Page:
86
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
Covers all parts of track. Includes a nice track model photo, track historical timeline, and tracklaying tips

Wheel Detail

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-02
Page:
23
Author:
Jim Mansfield
Description:
This article covers the shape and profile of a prototype railroad wheel and how that translates to the NMRA standards.