My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Scenery - Vehicles

1/64 Cars and Trucks from the 1940s and 1950s

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Jim Schall
Scale:
S
Description:
The author breaks down what kinds of cars were common on the roads after WWII. He then reviews sources for these cars in S-scale. Includes several photos of many cars.

Adding Trucks to the Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-11
Page:
52
Author:
Bill Gill
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he customizes the Classic Metal Works pickup trucks. The models represent the way trucks would appear in 1950, which includes trucks that didn't change in appearance during WWII. He modeled a truck that picked up milk cans, one that delivers vegetables (shows how to model vegetables using clay), one that is used by the local telephone company, and modeling creates and bales of hay (for truck loads).

Colorful Cabs for your S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
Guy Martin
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he repainted and applied decals to transform a 1960 Chevrolet made by Racing Champions into a typical cab. Includes several model photos.

Complete Listing of All Hartoy AHL 1:64-scale Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Mac McGrath
Scale:
S
Description:
All known Hartoy American Highway Legends trucks are listed.

Delivery Trucks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-03
Page:
96
Author:
Walt Muren
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed a number of Mini Metals trucks to make them all unique. Includes construction photos and a parts list.

Detailing a Classic

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-11
Page:
73
Author:
Bill Gill
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he added details to the Classic Metal Works 1948 Ford "Woody" station wagon.

Easy-to-make Trucks

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-07/08
Page:
60
Author:
George and Chris Carroll
Scale:
N
Description:
Modeling small trucks in less than an hour. Detailed photos, weathering, and design diagram for painting wheels are included.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his thoughts about the past and current state of S-scale automobiles availability.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
Are 1:64 vehicles truly to scale, and why don't manufacturers simply make them exactly 1:64 scale?

Light Up Vehicles For More Fun

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he strips down a Racing Champions car, redecorates it, and installs fiber optics to simulate headlights.

Modeling Cowl-Length REA Delivery Trucks

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-12
Page:
42
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Scale:
HO
Description:
REA would use old, but functional trucks during busy times, so one would see Model T delivery trucks into the 1950s sometimes. This article covers how to kitbash a Jordan 1929 REA Ford. Also discussed are how to model a 1/35 Chevrolet truck, and an S-scale REA truck. The article includes lots of model photos.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author is gradually shifting the modules column over to his new "Tired Wheels" column, covering 1:64 vehicles. This issue's column starts with covering the 1962-1969 GMC Double Bottom semi, which is labeled "Matchbox King Size No. K4 Fruehauf Hopper, Made in England by Lesney".

MOW Hi-Rail Truck

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-05/06
Page:
60
Author:
Ron Bearden
Scale:
N
Description:
Follow-up supplement to an article by Jake Schultz in the September/October 1999 issue of N-Scale magazine. The article shows how to build a running maintenance-of-way truck.

News from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
12
Author:
Jim Martin
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes some unique S-scale vehicles he created from kits in other scales. Includes several photos of the final models.

Oh #@*%, a flat!

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-11
Page:
72
Author:
Al Sohl
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this brief article, which includes one model photo, the author describes how he modeled a scene where the Model T owner is looking on his flat tire, with emphasis on how to properly make the tire look flat.

Painting and Detailing a Rio Grande Motor Way Truck

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Wayne D. Hills
Scale:
S
Description:
The author takes a Mack BM truck with a 22-foot trailer, manufactured by Hartoy, and super-details and repaints them for the Rio Grande Motor Way. Includes several finished-model photos.

Perfectly Prototypical

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-01/02
Page:
52
Author:
Bill Cawthon
Scale:
N
Description:
The article discusses recent releases of N-scale automobiles, including photos of some.

Racing Champions Mint Edition Cars And Light Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
11
Author:
Will Holt
Scale:
S
Description:
The author provides a listing of the Racing Champions collection of 1:64 vehicles released as of December 1999. What is special about this listing is that the author provides an approximate scale of the individual models.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #5 October
Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
This column lists various farm and construction equipment that is available for or usable in S-scale, scale detailing parts at Walmart, and automobiles by Racing Champions.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the current state of vehicles available to S-scale modelers, and how he and others modify them to look more realistic (such as using HO-scale truck tires for passenger car tires).

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the construction of a scratchbuilt motorized cart, such as found on freight stations. Includes a model photo, and construction diagrams for the individual parts.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
Converting a Hot Wheels Rescue Ranger truck, item #5145, into a modernday utility truck for the railroad. Includes one model photo.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
Bob Werre shares the idea of cutting a model vehicle in half lengthwise to make two cars when attached to a backdrop.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
How to make license plates for S-scale vehicles.

Superdetailing HO Automobiles

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-09
Page:
104
Author:
Henrik Praetorius
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author makes etched-brass parts to be able to super-detail his automobiles. Includes a brief pictorial on how photo engraving works.

Surplus Vehicles

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-07
Page:
93
Author:
Lionel Strang
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took two vehicles, originally design as military vehicles, and repainted them to be used by civilians in every-day use.

The Lite and Narrow: Building an On30 Speeder

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
125
Author:
Lew Matt
Scale:
On30
Description:
Using a HO-scale Bachmann San Francisco Cable car, the author built an On30 speeder. Includes a side-bar on the history of speeders.

Tired Iron

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Iron

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the Matchbox Kings K-4, K-12, K-16, and K18 trucks.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Ted Larson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the 1950s Aurora tractor trailers. Includes photos of these rare models.

Using Vehicles Effectively

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
58
Author:
James A. Foster
Description:
Using vehicles to identify the time period modeled, even for non-model railroading visitors.

Vintage Variety

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-09
Page:
50
Author:
Bud Bryan
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilds trucks seen on the highways pre-WWII. Includes prototype photos, model photos, and some detail drawings.

Weathering a Pickup Truck

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-08
Page:
32
Author:
Stephen Cool
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he dents a model, paints it, and then weathers it (using a Walthers resin kit of a 1941 Ford pickup truck).

Weathering Ertl Construction Equipment

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
17
Author:
Denis Fortier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes (and shares a photo of each) how he weathered Ertl's grader, tractor, and backhoe.