My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards

"Rio-Granding" the Forks Creek Station

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
36
Author:
Mike Taylor
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the Classic Miniatures' Forks Creek Depot kit, the author converted it into a depot that would be appropriate for a D&RGW layout.

A Black Hawk Warehouse

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
76
Author:
Harry W. Brunk
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article is accompanied by photos and scale drawings of this structure in Black Hawk, Colorado.

A Classic Wooden Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-06
Page:
89
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
A description of this freight house located in Canton, Pennsylvania on the PRR's former Elmira Branch. Includes photos and scaled drawings.

A Depot from Two Houses

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-11
Page:
62
Author:
Richard Ivins
Scale:
HO
Description:
Creating a single small town depot from two Rix Products Maxwell Avenue house kits. Diagrams of the modified walls are shown as well as some construction photos.

A Hoboken-inspired Terminal

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-11
Page:
57
Author:
Thomas Griffiths
Scale:
HO
Description:
The model built for the Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders club layout hints at the Hoboken, New Jersey terminal. This article describes how the author scratchbuilt this model making many castings to handle the repetitiveness of the model. Includes many model photos.

A Pennsylvania RR Scale House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
134
Author:
Martin C. Oetting
Description:
Scale houses are found near the throat of a yard to weigh cars as they enter or leave the yard. This article has a prototype photo and scale drawings of one such structure found in Lewistown, PA.

A Simple-to-Build Scratchbuilt On30 Engine Shed

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
28
Author:
Tom Houle
Description:
Based on the C&NW prototype, the author built this model from plans. Although there is some scale-specific material in the article, there is no reason one can't build one in another scale using this article. Construction photos, scale drawings, and a bill of materials are included.

A Station for Middletown

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-05
Page:
64
Author:
Earl Smallshaw
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a model based on the prototype Central New England (later New York, New Haven & Hartford) station in Middletown, Conn. Includes scaled drawings, model and prototype photos, and various construction diagrams.

A View Inside

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-09/10
Page:
62
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
Modeling a building such that the front-facing wall is removed, so that the viewer can see inside.

A Wood Flagstop Station

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Alan Bliek
Scale:
S
Description:
The author builds and reviews the "Flag Stop" structure kit produced by Laser Art Structures.

Abingdon Freight House

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-07/08
Page:
34
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
The author's quest to build a replica of the Abingdon area continues with the construction of the freight house. Prototype photos, scale drawings, and many construction photos accompany the article.

Abingdon Freight House

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-10/11
Page:
49
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
Learning how to cast round window treatments using Castolite.

Alvard's Landing Part 3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Robert D. Bailey
Scale:
N
Description:
This installment covers how the author built and installed his turntable and pit.

Alvard's Landing Freight Depot

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
35
Author:
Robert D. Bailey
Scale:
N
Description:
N-scale drawings of a freelanced freight depot.

An Amazing Train Accessory: The 799 AF Talking Station

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
36
Author:
Dave Hanna
Scale:
S
Description:
The author fully describes this large structure that includes a small record-player and record.

An Easy-to-build, Fully Automatic Turntable

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-03
Page:
94
Author:
Robert L. Halstrick
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built his turntable. Includes lots of detailed drawings, and construction photos.

An Inexpensive, Easy-to-build Turntable

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-02
Page:
92
Author:
Bob Hayden
Scale:
HOn2-1/2
Description:
Using a headphone plug and jack, Bob described how he built a simple turntable for Dave Frary's layout, and how it has lasted for many years.

Blueprints

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
48
Description:
Reprints of blueprints of the Atlantic Coast Line Orlando Train Station.

Blueprints

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
60
Description:
Many blueprints and photos for the C&O Thurmond Depot in Thurmond, West Virginia.

Build a Small Brick Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
94
Author:
Barry Silverthorn
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using DPM modular wall sections, the author built this small-town depot. Using these wall sections, it is possible to build a number of structures that have the same family "line", while not all being the same.

Build an HO Brick Freight Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-02
Page:
86
Author:
Richard Ivins
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he used six small DPM kits to build this impressive city terminal building.

Building "HARRIS" Tower

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 75 Autumn 2010
Page:
13
Author:
Ed Swain
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built the Merchandise Service kit, with many construction photos. Prototype photos are also included.

Building a Decorative Platform Lamp

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
88
Author:
David Leider
Scale:
HO
Description:
This articles describes how to scratchbuild a station lamp that fits the 1920s or later as it was found at the Soo Line Waupaca, Wisconsin station.

Building a Derelict Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
112
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a decrepit structure. Even though the model is of a depot, modeling any run-down structure using his methods is possible.

Building the IGN Depot

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-11/12
Page:
28
Author:
Kim Saign
Scale:
N
Description:
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to build the Micron Art 1888 Capital City Passenger Station.

Building the Tama Depot

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #2
Page:
3
Author:
Ron Christensen
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this photo essay, the author shows the changes he made to the Walthers City Station #933-2904 to make it look like the Tama Depot.

Building Varick Freight Co.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-08
Page:
64
Author:
Steve Sint
Scale:
HO
Description:
Describes how the author built the Fos Scale Limited structure. (related web page)

Built Like a Brick Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
100
Author:
John Nehrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
These buildings were used to transfer goods between truck and freight cars. The article describes how the author built his model, and it includes prototype photos, scaled drawings, and construction drawings.

Canadian National's Weston Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-10
Page:
28
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
Scale drawings of the depot in Weston, Ontario.

Canadian Pacific Railway Banff Station

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-12
Page:
34
Author:
Patrick Lawson

CB&Q's Coburg, Iowa, Station

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
62
Author:
William C. Schaumburg
Description:
A small freight and passenger station. Contains no photos but detailed drawings.

Chessie System Classic: Quinnimont

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
32
Author:
Roger P. Cook
Description:
This C&O depot-like structure is actually recognized by the railroad as a yard office in West Virginia. Prototype photos and scale drawings of the structure accompany the article. Includes one interior photo.

CN Engine Foreman's Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-04
Page:
52
Author:
Mike Chandler
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how the author built a Canadian Northern Railway engine foreman's office typically found near a roundhouse. Includes a prototype photo, several model photos, scale drawings, detail close-up drawings, and a bill of materials.

Cumbres Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-08
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this D&RGW depot, including how to make a mold and cast roof braces.

D&RGW's Wagon Wheel Gap Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
79
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
Wagon Wheel Gap in Colorado has a remote branchline station that includes a passenger office, waiting room, freight house, and agent's living quarters. Includes prototype photos, and scale drawings.

Duluth's Endion Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
60
Author:
James Buchanan
Description:
This small depot was originally constructed two miles north of Duluth, Minnesota serving the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. The building was moved in 1986 to a park to make way for a freeway and to preserve it. The article includes many photos of the building and scale drawings.

Englewood

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 1, February 1993
Page:
6
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:
Englewood Station in Chicago. The author shares photos of the model he built, prototype photos, the track arrangement at the station (four railroads intersected there), and a track plan for his 22'x26' HO-scale that modeled the area along with a photo.

Freight Depot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
22
Author:
W.F. Riggle
Scale:
S
Description:
A one-page scale drawing of a small freight depot as found on the Port Louis & Northern team track.

From Factory to Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-01
Page:
74
Author:
Charlie Conway
Scale:
HO
Description:
Converting a Walthers' HO-scale Dayton Machine Co. "built-up" structure into a Pennsylvania RR freight house. Includes many detailed photos.

Governor Announces Plans to Improve Ex-PRR Harrisburg Passenger Station

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
11
Author:
unknown
Description:
PennDOT envisions an initial investment of $15 million in federal and state dollars to bring the Transportation Center to a state of good repair.

How to Model a Stucco Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-01
Page:
66
Author:
Bob Foltz
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes prototype and model photos of the Santa Fe Ry station in Lamy, New Mexico. Article covers how the author built the model from scratch, includes scale drawings, and includes a side bar on how he developed his approach to modeling stucco.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:
The editor contemplates which plastic structures the major manufacturers could produce that would be of benefit to S-scale modelers, preferably ready-to-run.

Kitbashing a C&O Cabin

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
79
Author:
John Roberts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used a Korber Models kit to build a standard C&O tower. Includes photos of the completed model and prototype photos.

Kitbashing a UP Freight House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-02
Page:
82
Author:
Jim Sacco
Scale:
HO
Description:
The structure started off as the Moore & Company Warehouse kit by Life-Like. The structure was made longer than the kit intended.

Louisville Union Station

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-05/06
Page:
64
Author:
Paul J. Downs
Scale:
N
Description:
Constructing the roof and final details.

Louisville Union Station Part 1

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-03/04
Page:
20
Author:
Paul J. Downs
Scale:
N
Description:
A brief history of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad station in Louisville, Kentucky. The structure was started with cardstock frame, covered with Hogate & Reynolds vinyl sheeting, and includes cast resin windows.

Making Model PRR Station and Tower Signs

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 72 Winter 2010
Page:
31
Author:
Tim Garner
Description:
This article describes how to create your own PRR station and tower signs using your computer.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
69
Author:
Jerry Cox
Scale:
HO
Description:
Single-stall enginehouse with complete interior detailing.

Modeling "KASE" Tower in HO Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 72 Winter 2010
Page:
34
Author:
Chuck Cover
Scale:
HO
Description:
After describing his layout, the author discusses how he built the "KASE" tower in Sunbury, PA. Several construction photos accompany the article.

Modeling a Weather-beaten Wood Structure

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
30
Author:
Cody Grivno
Description:
This article shows how to build, paint, and weather an American Model Builders HO-scale depot. It describes appropriate wood stains, how to apply the stain, internal bracing for wood structures, how to distress the exterior, how to use a finishing pad for weathering, how to do roof weathering, and how to simulate broken glass. Also included is a sidebar on how to simulate peeling paint using rubber cement.

Modeling the Boone, Iowa, Yard Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
57
Author:
Al Warren
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and modeling photos, as well as scale drawings of this modern-day structure owned by the UP. It houses the yardmaster's office, crew quarters, and training center for new employees.

Modeling the EBT's Stone Yard Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
80
Author:
Richard Newmiller
Scale:
HO
Description:
This structure was originally built as a farmhouse, but was soon after converted to the yard offices for the EBT's yard in Orbisonia, PA. The author describes how he took the photos, converted those photos to HO-scale, and constructed the model from those drawings. The walls were cast in plaster, and he even copied the exact layout of the random stones. A sidebar on how to scratchbuild double-hung windows is included. There are many prototype and model construction photos accompanying this article.

Modeling the Stone Avenue Deport Part One

Magazine:
Mainline Modeler 1984-07
Page:
30
Author:
Cliff Crow
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment starts off the project of building a model of this depot made out of hydrocal castings. Although the focus is the depot, it is actually a good article on how to make castings. (related web page)

Modeling the Stone Avenue Deport Part Two

Magazine:
Mainline Modeler 1984-08
Page:
61
Author:
Cliff Crow
Scale:
HO
Description:
The final installment covers completing the construction of the entire depot. (related web page)

New London, Wisconsin

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #2
Page:
48
Author:
Scott Sasse
Description:
Buildings in the historical village display.

No Kit? No Problem!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-04
Page:
78
Author:
Dick Scott
Scale:
O
Description:
The author scratchbuilt the Louisville & Nashville depot in Limestone Springs, Kentucky. Construction of the windows and the odd-shaped roof are shown in close-up photos. Includes a materials list and a prototype photo.

Palm Springs Station

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
65
Author:
John Signor
Description:
This article describes the SP passenger station in Palm Springs. Includes the area track plan, and scale drawings for the station.

Passenger Servicing Facilities Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-06
Page:
30
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Description:
Pullman servicing buildings. Passenger department offices. Head end servicing. Railway Express building.

Passenger Servicing Facilities Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2002-07
Page:
44
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Scale:
HO
Description:
Their construction on your railroad. Model photos. Cleaning Passenger Cars.

Passenger Station for Grand Riviere

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-12
Page:
80
Author:
Jim Richards
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used three kits to make a unique building that resembles two structures on the Alaska RR. Includes cut list, parts list, and detailed construction notes.

Piqua Crossing

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
78
Author:
David Oroszi
Description:
The article describes the brick interlocking tower near Piqua, Ohio where the PRR (now Conrail), Chessie, and B&O cross. Includes a track diagram of the area, and a scale diagram.

Portable Automobile Unloader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
57
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Scale drawings and one prototype photo of the unloader found at New York Central's Little Ferry in Ridgefield, N.J.

Preservation of the Glencoe, Maryland Northern Central Ry./PRR Passenger Station

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
3
Author:
Frank A. Wrabel
Description:
This article describes the history of the route and the Glencoe Station, concluding with reasons to consider stabilization and preservation. Includes a couple of photos and track diagrams.

PRR's Welding Shop at Sodus Point, N.Y.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
89
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
A one-page article about a boxcar converted into a welding shop. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Putting Together a Station Scene

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-01
Page:
44
Author:
David Popp
Scale:
N
Description:
The author shows how to build a small passenger station and position it on the layout (on curved track). Includes step-by-step photos.

Railroad Station

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 2, April 1993
Page:
30
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:
Photos of and around the South Bend, Indiana Union Station, as well as its history and the area's track diagram.

Restoring the NYS&Ws Maywood Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
60
Author:
Ed Kaminski
Description:
Scale drawing, prototype and model photos accompany this article about how this depot was saved from the wrecking ball by railfans and industry. The depot is located in Maywood, New Jersey.

RMC/Dremel Kit-bashing Award

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-02
Page:
48
Author:
John P. Allen
Scale:
HO
Description:
John kitbashed several kits from different manufacturers to create this large Victorian-style passenger station/general headquarters building.

Rochester Junction Station and Storage Building

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
68
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings.

Rural Freight House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-07
Page:
80
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
S
Description:
The scratchbuilt structure is based on the building found on the D&RGW's narrow-gauge line in Gato, Colorado.

Scratchbuild a Sandstone Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-01
Page:
92
Author:
Lee Vande Visse
Scale:
O
Description:
The author built a New York Central-flavored passenger station by casting the walls and then carving each of the individual blocks. He describes how he built the molds, cast them, and then carved the blocks. Also covered is how to stain the plaster casting, inserting the windows, building the corbels, and adding the final details. Included are model and construction photos, scaled drawings, and an assembly exploded 3D drawing.

Scratchbuilding a C&NW Northern Star Station Office

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #3
Page:
3
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Scale:
HO
Description:
After describing this mobile-home-style office buildings, the author describes how he built one for his 1976-era layout. Includes prototype photos and drawings, and several model construction photos.

Scratchbuilding a Country Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-03
Page:
82
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built the Rutland's South Shaftsbury, Vermont, depot. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos, as well as scaled drawings and a materials list.

Scratchbuilding a Small Wooden Freight Station/Platform

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-10
Page:
21
Author:
Martin Brechbiel
Scale:
O
Description:
The article includes completed model photos, scale diagrams of all sides. Includes a full description of how the author created the large advertising posters on the model.

Scratchbuilding Midland City Part 2

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-05/06
Page:
29
Author:
Greg Jones
Scale:
N
Description:
This installment includes completing the structure, including weathering, painting, and adding details.

Scratchbuilding NWP's Bell Springs Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
64
Author:
Gus Campagna
Scale:
O
Description:
This article describes the model of a very small depot found along the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Scale drawings, one prototype photo, and several model close-up photos accompany the article.

Scratchbuilding the Great Falls Station

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-03
Page:
37
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he modeled the station. A sidebar on how he makes circles with punches is included.

Scratchbuilding the Great Falls Station Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-04
Page:
34
Author:
Dan Lewis
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment includes building the station walls and the roofs. Includes sidebars on using brick paper, and building window mullions.

Scratchbuilding Your First Wood Structure

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
91
Author:
Jim Kelly
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes us through the steps to build a small B&O Railroad station. Includes scale drawings, parts lists, tools list, and step-by-step instructions with photos.

Seaboard Coast Line Freight House

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-11
Page:
32
Author:
Robert Gangwish
Description:
This structure now houses the Lake Wales Model Railroad Club. The article includes scale drawings, the history of the building, and several modern-day photos.

Small-Town Combination Depot

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
82
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Wood-frame construction depot with prototype photos and N-scale drawings.

Soo Line Standard Plan

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-11/12
Page:
50
Description:
Shows scale drawings for a standard timber loading platform.

South Amboy, New Brunswick, and Trenton Locals

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
62
Author:
Joel Rosenbaum
Description:
Photos of the trains and stations in the area.

South Pacific Coast Railroad Passenger Shelter

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
50
Author:
Gary Caviglia
Description:
Scale drawings of this passenger shelter, based on the Call of the Wild, California prototype structure.

South Pacific Coast Railroad Powder Works Freight Station

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
74
Author:
Gary Caviglia
Description:
Scale drawings of this small freight station in California.

Southern Pacific's No.22 Combination Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
75
Author:
John Signor
Description:
This depot was an SP standard. The article shows several locations, and includes a scale drawings of both the interior and the exterior. It even includes a typical track plan.

Standard Class H 66-foot Balanced Turntable

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1980-08
Page:
78
Author:
Rick Johnson
Description:
This article describes the 1901-built bridge by American Bridge Co. This type of bridge carried all of its weight, including the locomotive, on the center bearing. Includes several photo and scaled drawings.

Steilacoom Station

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Pete Thomas & Walt Huston
Description:
Prototype, model, and construction photos and scale drawings of this station near South Puget Sound.

Suburban Station Renovation

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-02
Page:
72
Author:
Tom Piccirillo
Scale:
O
Description:
The author (the general manager of Micro-Mark) takes a simple Atlas O-scale structure and turns it into a DL&W station in Berkeley Heights, N.J. This kit is also available in HO and N-scale.

Sulphur Springs Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
70
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
This depot was built by the Tampa Northern Railroad in 1926 in North Tampa, Florida. Prototype photos and scale drawings are included.

The Abingdon Depot

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-07/08
Page:
44
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
Fixing a gable roof mistake and adding many details to the structure.

The Abingdon Depot Part I

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-03/04
Page:
36
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
The project starts with the roof.

The Abingdon Depot Part II

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-05/06
Page:
36
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
Start of construction: building walls, windows, and casting small details.

The Banta Products SOO Line Class 2 Standard Depot

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
27
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his first experience building a wooden laser-cut kit, namely the Banta Modelworks Soo Line Class 2 depot kit, of which he needed two for his layout.

The Erie Railroad's Marion Diesel Shop Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
76
Author:
Preston Cook
Description:
This article covers the first EMD-designed shop in Marion, Ohio. Many photos of its like-new condition are included with the article. The shop was designed for the FT engines, but they soon discovered that the newer engines couldn't quite fit, and so modifications were made over time.

The Erie's Prefabricated Honesdale Freight Station

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-08
Page:
60
Author:
Robert E. Mohowski
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings.

The LaGrange Depot

Magazine:
Mainline Modeler 1984-02
Page:
47
Author:
Roger Boor
Description:
The depot in LaGrange, a suburb of Chicago, was served by the CB&Q and now by the BN. Includes prototype photos and scaled drawings. (related web page)

The LaPointe Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-11
Page:
52
Author:
Gerry Leone
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how the author scratchbuilt this depot, which has the same color scheme as the other depots on his layout. Includes a side bar on how to make the fish scale shingles used for the structure's roof. Scale drawings and many construction photos are also included.

The NYO&W's Ellenville, N.Y. Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
61
Author:
Robert Mohowski, Joe Bux
Description:
Prototype photos and full-size N-scale drawings.

The Pacific Motor Trucking Co.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
80
Author:
Harry Bonham
Description:
Article includes prototype photos, track plan, and scale drawings of this structure in Eugene, OR.

The Quitman Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-04
Page:
72
Author:
Thomas A. Yorke
Scale:
O
Description:
This article describes how to make an MTH plastic structure look like weathered wood.

The Story of Chicago Park

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-03
Page:
73
Author:
Herman Darr, Keith Everett
Description:
Describes the history of this small station in rural California. Includes track arrangement, prototype photos, and scale drawings. Also described is the nearby water tower.

The Utica Freight House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
107
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
This article describes the New York, Ontario & Western freight house in Utica, N.Y., and includes prototype photos, scale drawings, and a track plan.

Two-stall Engine House Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-02
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
O
Description:
The author shares how he started this project, by building the walls, the doors, and how to weather the walls.

Union Pacific's "Harriman" Standard 24'x64' Depots

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-09
Page:
32
Author:
Harry M. Haythorn
Scale:
HO
Description:
When Harriman took over the reigns at UP in 1900, he developed a standard for equipment and structures, including depots. The author models one such depot starting with an American Model Builders kit.

Western Maryland's Cumberland Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-01
Page:
134
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
A magnificent station reborn as a museum and tourist railway terminal. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

When Things Aren't There Anymore: The Midvale, Pa. Freight House

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 74 Summer 2010
Page:
34
Author:
Ron Hoess
Description:
Researching a structure that no longer exists. The author then shows how he built a model of the freight house.

Winch-type Car Puller

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-07
Page:
38
Author:
Walter Olevsky
Description:
This brief article contains prototype information about a machine used to move cars in the yard when a locomotive is not available. Includes prototype photos and a model photo using a non-operating part from a marine winch made by Model Shipways.