My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Scenery - Vehicles

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 5, October 1991
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 Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
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 Volume 14, Number 2, April 1991
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.

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.

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).