My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Scenery - Homes and Lots

Battered Barrels

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1982-12
Page:
102
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Description:
Using bits of soft copper or brass, the author shows how he makes aged 55-gallon drums.

Chain Link Fencing

Magazine:
N-Scale 1999-05/06
Page:
50
Author:
Clayton Barry
Scale:
N
Description:
Using wedding veil to make fencing. Include step-by-step photos and construction methods.

Easy Fencing for Your Layout

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-07/08
Page:
56
Author:
Dennis Murphy
Scale:
N
Description:
Various quick ways to build a fence from scratch.

Log Cabin

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-03/04
Page:
44
Author:
Steve Morris
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a log cabin. Includes a prototype photo of one.

Modeling a Cabbage Patch

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
75
Author:
Ray Meyer
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using all parts of the Busch cabbage plant kits, the author describes how he modeled them without breaking the bank.

Modeling an N-scale Corn Crib

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
56
Author:
Jerry Gunderson
Scale:
N
Description:
The article describes how to build round metal corn cribs (used to store corn to feed the farm animals).

Modeling Country Fences

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-11
Page:
115
Author:
Bill McChesney
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author presents ideas for modeling a stone fence using pieces of cork, and post fences using twigs with holes drilled in them for the barb wire.

More Modeling of Tight Lock Fence Wire

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-04
Page:
57
Author:
John Ostler
Description:
The author describes how he built this type of fence using a homemade jig and EZ Line wire.

Painted-on Wall Signs

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-07
Page:
97
Author:
Michael Tylick
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how to accomplish the same painted-on signs look on buildings like George Selios does.

Period Billboards

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-10
Page:
82
Author:
Irv Schulz
Description:
Add some interest and color to your layout, and plug a local merchant or two from the Good Old Days, with these easily scratchbuilt wooden billboards.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
34
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to build a 5-foot long seating bench from scratch.

Signs of the Times

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
104
Author:
Charles Nickle
Description:
Using ads from old magazines to set the date/era of your layout.