My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Structures - Homes

300 Main Street

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
75
Author:
Dave Messer
Scale:
HO
Description:
This Victorian home was a side project for the author to build something not directly related to the railroad.

An HO Scale Spanish Revival Bungalow in Cardstock

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
105
Author:
Isaac Herrera
Scale:
HO
Description:
Step-by-step instructions on how to build this structure using card stock. Includes the scale printable pages needed for the structure.

An Operating Windmill

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-09
Page:
66
Author:
Loren Neufeld
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he built a working windmill that provided water to railroads or farms. Includes a collection of very detailed drawings for the construction of this model.

Board-for-board Construction

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
60
Author:
Jack Burgess
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author gives the history and describes how he built the model of Jim Law's house; he was the foreman for the Yosemite Valley RR and bought the Yosemite Lumber Company's superintendent's house for $1 when the logging company closed its doors. Includes scale drawings.

Build a Small Substation

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
59
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a small substation that provides electricity to a small town or large factory complex using an Atlas signal tower kit (significantly kitbashed, of course).

Build a Stumptown Shack

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-05
Page:
46
Author:
Larry Canaday
Scale:
O
Description:
After building the Bar Mills Shack Pack structure, the author decides to place the model on a series of tree stumps since it would be sitting on uneven terrain.

Cast an Abandoned House

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-04
Page:
62
Author:
Lee Vande Visse
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he modeled a collapsed house by casting the walls, then carving the individual bricks on them.

Dalton Gang Homestead

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Dr. Nicholas S. Muff
Description:
The home of the infamous Dalton brothers near Coffeyville, Kansas. The text of the article is mostly about the activities of the brothers, but it is accompanied by modern-day photos of the home, as well as scale drawings of the exterior.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
4
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Scale:
S
Description:
Suggestions for modeling a company-owned set of row houses at the back of the layout, which don't take up much layout real estate but can still be a haven many creative details.

Frame Houses for Your Town

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-03
Page:
54
Author:
David W. Messer
Description:
Building multiple, stand-alone, tall-skinny homes commonly found in towns. Includes scaled drawings and model photos.

Hitting the Bricks with Stucco

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-11
Page:
104
Author:
Kathleen Renninger
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shows and describes how she mimic's stucco on brick buildings.

How I Built the "Christmas Story" House in S

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
16
Author:
Robert L. Petrosky
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visited the house that was featured in the 1983 "A Christmas Story", which is now a museum. He took many photos and used those to create scale drawings, from which he scratchbuilt a model of this house.

J.J. Bowdian House

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
38
Description:
Scaled drawings (only) of this building; all four sides.

Just the Cellar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-06
Page:
76
Author:
Dave Frary
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he models a cellar left over after the building has been removed.

Kitbashing a Derelict Building

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-01
Page:
69
Author:
Stan Knotts

Kitbashing Best Boats & Baits

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
68
Author:
Terry Black
Scale:
HO
Description:
The structure represents a normal two-story building, but with an additional story added below that sits almost at water level.

Kitbashing Row Houses

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1997-04
Page:
67
Author:
Brendan Brosnan
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author learned that row houses are an integral part of older northeastern towns, so he modeled them using Tony Wenzel's Smalltown kits, the two Appliance Mart kits (No. 6020). Construction photos and a prototype photo of Bethlehem, PA are included.

Kitbashing Two Family Brick Homes

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
69
Author:
Frank Cicero
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified a DPM townhouse kit into a two-family, three story residence.

Made-Rite Shoes

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
John Hawkins
Scale:
N
Description:
Using a Fine Scale Miniature's HO-scale model for inspiration, the author scratchbuilt an N-scale replica. Includes scale drawings and several model photos.

Make Templates For Easy Scratchbuilding

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
47
Author:
Jack Burgess
Description:
The author describes how he uses a computer program to create accurate templates, so that they can later be printed to be placed on the material for making the structure walls. It includes a step-by-step guide on how to create a template for a home.

Modeling Farm Building

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
59
Author:
Gerry Leone
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used his in-laws' real farm in Minnesota as a go-by for building this model. There are many prototype photos and scale drawings accompanying the article. The large article also covers creating and installing crops of soybeans.

Modeling Tenements

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
76
Author:
Earl Smallshaw
Scale:
HO
Description:
Tenement housing provides opportunities for detailing. The article includes scale drawings, construction details, close-up photos, and a side-bar on how to make clothing.

Ol' Lonesome Adobe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
20
Author:
Dan Waskes
Scale:
S
Description:
How to build an adobe structure that has seen better days. Perfectly suited for desert scenes. Includes construction diagrams and one model photo.

Quick and Easy Interiors

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
54
Author:
Michael Tylick
Scale:
O
Description:
Using magic markers, styrene, and other assorted materials to quickly give the illusion the interiors of stores and homes are populated.

Residential Ramblings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-01
Page:
106
Author:
Berne Danielsen
Description:
A collection of scaled drawings for common house architectures used in North America.

Setting Structures on Hillsides

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-11
Page:
59
Author:
Bill Goggin
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how to deal with modeling structures set into a steep hill. It shows the author modifying a portion of his layout to place a school church.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
18
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how David Pool scratchbuilt a coal box for a residential home. Includes a model photo and drawings.

The Enduring Philadelphia Row House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-06
Page:
61
Author:
Ron Hoess
Scale:
HO
Description:
After describing the prototype buildings and the research he did into them, the author describes how he casts the parts from RTV molds. Includes a parts list, and many construction photos, as well as some prototype photos.

What's on your workbench today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
45
Author:
Jas Millham
Scale:
S
Description:
Normally this column only shares one photo, but the author wrote a complete article of how he built a derelict horse stable at a goods yard at Kelvedon, Essex, UK.