My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Scenery - Waterside

A Focal Point for the Harbor

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
94
Author:
Roger Baker, Jr.
Scale:
N
Description:
Creating a convincing model ship for this author's harbor scene.

A Modest Proposal

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
42
Author:
Karl P. Warden
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling harbor scenes using selective compression.

Build a Great Lakes Freighter

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-09
Page:
36
Author:
Ken Larsen
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype, modeling, and construction photos. Includes a scale drawing.

Building a Covered Barge for the Port Richmond Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-02
Page:
75
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
Construction and final model photo accompany the article. This issue starts off with the hull completed.

Cajon Creek Step-by-Step

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-07
Page:
78
Author:
Ted York
Scale:
HO
Description:
This how-to article shows, via photos, how the author modeled clear shallow water flowing under a railroad bridge using EnviroTex epoxy and Mod Podge medium.

Creating Small Streams and Waterfalls

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-04
Page:
83
Author:
Ron Morse
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used foam blocks to build up the scene, etched the foam to simulate the erosion of the water of the waterfall, then poured thick plaster to represent the water, painted the water, and finally installed the surround scenery and the waterfall itself.

Cry Me A River

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-08
Page:
64
Author:
Roger Holmes & John Evans
Description:
The authors cover in detail how they made their HO-scale stream (and N-scale harbor) using facial tissue paper and gloss medium liquid. It is an interesting technique with very good results.

Drive That Pile!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
78
Author:
Mike Prelee
Description:
Using dowels to represents piles driven to hold the embankment.

How To: Unreal Details' Magic Water

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-01/02
Page:
63
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
The author shows the step-by-step process of using "Magic Water" by Unreal Details, which is a two-part epoxy.

Lily Pads, Cattails, and Pond Scum

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-03
Page:
90
Author:
Gerry Leone
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he models cattails (5- to 9-foot tall herb), grasses, lily pads, pond scum, and pond water.

Make a Realistic Lake

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
68
Author:
Franz Rittig
Scale:
HO
Description:
Step-by-step instructions on how to build a placid lake, and a sidebar on modeling rivers and creeks.

Making a Cardboard Party Balloon Pond

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
87
Author:
Harold Minkwitz
Description:
Thinking outside the box allowed this author to see how a shiny two-dimensional party balloon could be used as a soft-rippling pond. A photo essay shows how he installed it.

Model a Pond

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-06
Page:
56
Author:
Lee Vande Visse
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author covers how to waterproof the pond, adding bottom details, modeling cattail plants and dead trees, how to simulate standing water, how to pour the resin, and how to add lily pads.

Modeling Water

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-03/04
Page:
64
Author:
Scott Seekins
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he models small streams, creeks, rapid water, springs, stagnant sloughs, and small ponds.

Modeling Waterfalls

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-12
Page:
74
Author:
Geoff Nott
Scale:
On3
Description:
The author builds a diorama showing how he models waterfalls. The article is a series of construction progress photos.

Portable Ponds

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
110
Author:
Dennis Grady
Description:
Creating a removable pond.

Rushing Water

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
112
Author:
Gary Hoover
Description:
Using white cotton and epoxy, the author describes how to model rushing water.

Scratchbuild a Fleet

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-03
Page:
104
Author:
Garry F. Cerrone
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using 0.020" styrene, the author shows how he builds a fleet of row boats.

Ten Ways to Model Water

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
75
Author:
Don Jones
Description:
This article compares 10 different methods for simulating water on a layout. Some techniques for modeling water are also discussed.

The Boats of Foggy Harbor

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-03/04
Page:
69
Author:
Dr. Vance Reed
Scale:
N
Description:
Photos of N-scale 1940s and 1950s boats.

The Scenery Clinic Pt. V

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
74
Author:
Paul Scoles
Description:
This installment covers how to model a river bank.

The Scenery Clinic Pt. XV

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
74
Author:
Paul Scoles
Description:
This installment covers how to model water using Mod Podge, and includes building some small trees.

Water and How to Model It

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
78
Author:
John Nehrich
Description:
Different waterways are discussed and the author describes how to model them. Model photos are taken from the New England, Bershire & Western railroad.

Wetland Detailing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
66
Author:
Gerry Leone
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes the methods and materials he uses to add life to lowlands, such as trees, fish, weeds, and several miscellaneous man-made details.

What's in Your Corner?

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
65
Author:
Wayne A Sittner
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author built an abandoned branch line track over a creek in the corner of his layout to make effective use of the dead space. Includes a sidebar on the history of the Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton interurban railway.

White Water on the Denver & Rio Chama Western

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-08
Page:
54
Author:
Malcolm Furlow
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows how he makes rapid moving water falling over cliffs.