My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Structures - Track-side Details

A Few Things You Can't Live Without

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-03
Page:
85
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
Various details that are needed to make a more complete layout, such as instrument houses (B.T.S.) and staircases (Kaw Valley Designs).

A Manual Signal That Protects a Crossing

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
67
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
This article describes the construction of a hand-operated interlocking device to protect a shortline junction near Caledonia, N.Y. Includes scale drawings and prototype photos.

A Rare Re-platforming Through Paoli

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.3 Autumn 2016
Page:
7
Author:
Roger D. Thorne
Description:
The history and current status of the Paoli Interlocking.

A Small Brick Multi-use Structure

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
66
Author:
Lewis Matt
Description:
The author describes how he built this building that could be used as either a yard office, crossing watchman's shelter, or a scale house. He draws bricks on cream-colored file folders. Includes scale drawings and step-by-step instructions.

A Small Handcar Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
70
Author:
Peter Barney
Scale:
O
Description:
This structure is typical, but it is not based on any prototype. It roughly measures 16 by 8 by 10 scale feet (l x w x h). Includes a scale drawing.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
22
Author:
Will Britton
Description:
An unloading ramp with a chain link fence enclosure at Southern Pacific trackage in the southeast sector of Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photo and a track plan of the area.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
18
Author:
Will Britton
Scale:
S
Description:
A belt elevator that moves material from below-the-track up on to something else. The one described here was found along the Southern Pacific rails, in Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 6, December 1991
Page:
6
Author:
Will Britton
Scale:
S
Description:
A small platform and a storage tank are placed next to a spur to allow a tank car with anhydrous ammonia to fill the tank when needed. Includes 4 prototype photos and instructions for how to model the scene in S.

A Tall Tale Making Tell-tales

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-11
Page:
48
Author:
Daniel Kleine
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he built his model out of brass.

A Wood Loading Rack for Tank Cars

Magazine:
NMRA Bulletin 2001-02
Page:
43
Author:
Cyril Durrenberger
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a wooden loading rack.

Adena, OH Coal Loader

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-07
Page:
78
Author:
Chuck Yungkurth
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings are included in this article about a small coal loader in Adena, Ohio. The loader was on a spur of the Nickel Plate Road, and the photos were taken around 1970.

An Elevated Watchman's Shanty

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-11
Page:
106
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
A brief article with a prototype photo and scaled drawings of the shanty in Erie, Pennsylvania.

An Interlocking Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
29
Author:
Mark Sowa
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author kitbashed a switch tower and a tool house kit by Bachmann into one cohesive structure. Model photos only.

An Old Trackside Barn

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-05
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Building a trackside barn to house food for cattle transportation. The building is made from coffee stir sticks.

An operating mail crane

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-06
Page:
104
Author:
Sumner B. Besse
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model a working mail crane, used by passenger trains to quickly grab the local mail without slowing down or stopping.

An Operating Windmill

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-11
Page:
116
Author:
Rodger Gredvig
Description:
The author describes how he built an operating windmill in both HO- and N-scale using the HO-scale Campbell windmill kit. The design is to use vibration to cause the windmill's blades to spin.

AR Tower Part 3

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 39 October 2006
Page:
8
Author:
Ron Hoess
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype photo of the interior of the tower. Modeling the switch levers and their cabinet, track diagram, and the completed interior detailing.

BK Tower

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
18
Author:
Randy Sappo
Scale:
S
Description:
Randy told Dick Karnes about how he built the P&LE Beck's Run (BK) tower, and why. Includes model photos.

Box Car Out Buildings

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
34
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
How the prototype uses box car for track-side buildings. Includes many prototype photos.

Build a Pedestrian Overpass

Magazine:
N Scale Railroading 2002-03/04
Page:
52
Author:
John Socha-Leialoha
Scale:
N
Description:
Scratchbuild a multi-track pedestrian bridge. Includes scale drawing, parts list, and lost of construction photos.

Building a Simple Line-side Structure: Milk Station

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 33 July 2007
Page:
43
Author:
Martin Brechbiel
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this small milk shed structure and platform. Includes drawings, and construction photos.

Building a Tool and Section Car House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-02
Page:
48
Author:
Doug Leffler
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos, scale drawings, and construction details accompany this article about how to build this simple structure.

Building a Track Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
90
Author:
Allan N. Houghton
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author goes through the steps in which he builds a scale complete with divergent rails.

Building a Working Train Order Signal

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-01
Page:
59
Author:
Mike Chandler
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this working train order signal. It is a model of a unit that is not attached to the structure itself. It uses two Tortoise machines to operate the two blades. Construction photos and diagrams are included.

Building Blocks

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
51
Author:
Jeff Johnston
Scale:
HO
Description:
Creating blocks of wood which are then covered with scale strip wood, door and roof treatments. Simple and effective. Includes step-by-step photos.

Building Burnsville Jct.'s Service Platform

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Page:
53
Author:
John Brown
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this platform used to service engines. Includes materials list, and prototype and model photos.

Caboose Stove-oil Tank

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
47
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Scale:
O
Description:
Prototype and model photos of a gravity-feed caboose oil storage tank filler.

CNS&M Flagstop Shelter

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
73
Author:
William C. Schaumburg
Description:
This article describes a small shelter found along the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee railroad tracks. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings (just the prototype information, no modeling notes or photos).

Coal Storage Bunker Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-02
Page:
33
Author:
Chuck Yungkurth
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment of the series the author actually describes the construction of this structure as found in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Includes many construction photos and drawings.

Coal Storage Facility

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1973-09
Page:
29
Author:
Walter Olevsky
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author converted a gondola into a yard coal storage bin by cutting it in half, adding a fake bottom, and several details. Prototype and model photos included.

Coal Yard Scale and Office Building

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
58
Author:
Chuck Yungkurth
Description:
This structure belongs to the coal storage bunker covered in the January and February 1972 RMC issues. It has a covered scale building connected to a small office. The office building is still being used (at the time of the article). Prototype photos from most angles, and scale drawings accompany the article.

Common Standard Section Tool House

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
35
Description:
Original scaled drawings of a Union Pacific standard section house. Drawing is pretty low-quality and there is no text with it.

Compact Covered-hopper Loader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
88
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
The modern-day loader is located on a farm and is used to load corn and soybeans into hoppers. Consisting of not much more than a duct and the structural members to hold it up, it makes a small track-side industry to model. Includes many prototype photos and scale drawings.

Conditions of ex-PRR Tunnels Becoming Critical

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.4
Page:
28
Author:
George Pins
Description:
Salt water damage done to the Hudson River tunnels due to Hurricane Sandy and causing their rapid deterioration.

Conrail Track Scale and Switchman Shanty

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
60
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Includes prototype photos and scale drawings for both structures. They are modeled after the ones found in the Coxton Yard of the Lehigh Valley RR in Coxton, Pennsylvania.

Detailing the Right-of-way 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2008-01
Page:
56
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Description:
In this installment the author covers trackside communication systems, safety, and maintenance equipment.

East Stroudsburg Interlocking Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
98
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This article about the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR includes a couple of prototype photos, a model photo, and scale drawings.

Elevated Crossing Gate Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-02
Page:
102
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
These small raised shanties are used near busy road crossings over track. Includes a prototype photo and scaled drawings.

Enhancing an N-scale Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
106
Author:
David K. Smith
Scale:
N
Description:
The article describes how to upgrade a Dimi Trains kit to make the model look like the prototype tower along the Northeast corridor, which the author photographed. Includes drawings of the changes made to the stock kit. Includes tips on how to create the corbels and how to build scale stairs.

Erie RR Gantry Crane

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
76
Author:
C.R. Yungkurth
Description:
Small cranes like these could be found at medium to large freight stations on team tracks. They were used to unload materials from flat or gondola cars onto other flat or gondola cars or onto local freight trucks. The prototype model described here was found at the Erie RR track at the Calumet Iron Works. Scale drawings and overhead truck design diagrams are included.

GO Tower on the MR&T

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-01
Page:
100
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this freelanced generic interlocking tower for the Kalmbach club layout. It includes construction photos, drawings, a bill of materials, and track placement.

Hobo Signs

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
8
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to model hobo signs on the layout.

Hobo Signs & Symbols

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
5
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
The sign "language" that hobos use to communicate with each other. Includes several common signs.

How to Scratchbuild a Handcar Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-12
Page:
49
Author:
Tracy McKibben
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway shed. Includes finished-model photos and scale drawings.

Illinois Central Interlocking Tower

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
30
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
Modern-day photos of the IC tower south of Chicago in Kankakee, Illinois. Includes a scaled drawing.

Illinois Central Scale House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-03
Page:
24
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Scale:
O
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about a very small structure which is vital to the financial success of the yard operations of a railroad. Also included are scale drawings.

Instrument Cases and Where to Find Them

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-06
Page:
74
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
The author describes these devices, how they are constructed (via exploded diagrams), and where they would be located on the prototype.

Instrument Houses

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-08
Page:
64
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
Instrument houses are larger versions of the structures described in the June 1981 issue. In addition to describing their purpose, the author also includes prototype photos and detailed drawings of several versions of these small buildings, with tips on how one can model these.

Interlocking Towers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
30
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
Thoughts on how the author built his interlocking tower for his layout.

John Street Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-04
Page:
28
Author:
Julian Cavalier
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings of the tower found on the CN and CP main lines in Toronto.

Kitbash a Log Loader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
98
Author:
Jim Findley
Description:
This steam-powered McGillicuddy is all you need for a bare-bones logging operation. Includes model and prototype photos, as well as scaled drawings.

Kitbashed Wood Loading Ramp

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
91
Author:
Chuck Davis
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using an Accurail Rural Timber Overpass bridge, the author created the end-of-spur unloading ramp that appears to be made out of heavy timbers, much like the prototype.

Kitbashing a Coal Loader

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
54
Author:
John Brown
Scale:
HO
Description:
Taking part of the Walthers New River Mine kit to build a truck coal dump loader for a siding. Includes a scale drawing for a weight house, the weigh scale, and the coal truck dump. There are also several photos of the author's model.

Kitbashing a PRR Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-08
Page:
70
Author:
Ron Gribler
Scale:
O
Description:
Starting with an Atlas O-scale signal tower to create this PRR tower. Fully detailed interior is visible via the removable roof.

Kitbashing an O&W-based Crossing Shanty

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
60
Author:
Don Spiro
Description:
The article includes a prototype photo, model construction photos, and a parts list. The author build the model from a set of plans for a standard NYO&W shanty. Scale drawings are included for this simple project.

Lackawanna Wheel Crane

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-08
Page:
96
Author:
C.R. Yungkurth
Description:
This small crane was once used by the Lackawanna railroad in a small car-repair facility near a large yard. Includes one prototype photo and scaled drawings.

Large Scale Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-02
Page:
90
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
Building a structure in a different scale is a good experience, especially one that is destined to go outdoors.

Lighting the Way

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 1, February 1993
Page:
33
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built his own illuminated signal lights, purely for scenic effect. Includes a photo and construction diagram.

Loading Ramps

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
80
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
This article describes a TOFC ramp and a team track ramp, with a prototype photo of each as well as scaled drawings.

Mail Crane and Catcher

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-07
Page:
58
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
After a brief description and history behind the mail crane and its hook, the author provides suggestions for how to model them in various scales. Included are prototype photos and several drawings.

Mileposts and Scale Miles

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-02
Page:
96
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
Various prototype photos and ways that miles are delineated along the tracks.

Milwaukee Road Water Tank

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
26
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
This article contains photos of the Mid Continent Railway Museum's (in North Freedom, Wisconsin) Milwaukee Road water tank. The article also includes drawings of the structure.

Milwaukee Road's Water Tank at Straw, Montana

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-01
Page:
107
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
One prototype photo and scale drawings accompany this one-page article about the water tank.

Model Mechanical Interlockings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-01
Page:
122
Author:
Bill Darnaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to model the piping and infrastructure for the controls of an interlocking tower. Includes lots of close-up detail photos and diagrams, including a detailed drawing of a prototype turnout point mechanism.

Modeling a Heavy-equipment Loading Ramp

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
122
Author:
Harry W. Brunk
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article contains drawings and scale diagrams for a ramp to load heavy equipment onto flat cars.

Modeling a Temporary Yard Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-11
Page:
74
Author:
Wayne A Sittner
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article covers how to build a model trailer that is used a temporary yard office. Includes several prototype and model photos.

Modeling Grade Crossings

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-09
Page:
72
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers all the parts that make up a grade crossing, with prototype spacings and distances between the various components. Scale drawings are included for the crossing signals and gates.

Modeling HO Pennsylvania Railroad Position Light Signals Part 5

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 39 October 2006
Page:
28
Author:
Jack Consoli
Description:
This installment covers building a two-arm bridge signal. Includes prototype and model construction photos as well as scale drawings.

Modeling HO Pennsylvania Railroad Position List Signals Part 3

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 37 August 2006
Page:
36
Author:
Jack Consoli
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers some variations on the basic single-arm PL mast signal. Includes model and prototype photos, wiring diagrams, prototype engineering drawing of the signal head, and some model construction photos.

Modeling Telephone Poles

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2009-07
Page:
51
Author:
Bob Grech
Description:
Step-by-step instructions on how the author builds his own telephone poles.

Modeling Track Scales

Magazine:
NMRA Bulletin 2002-06
Page:
21
Author:
Pete Moffett
Scale:
HO
Description:
How to build a model of a narrow gauge track scale. Includes how to glue down track using Walthers Goo.

Montpelier & Wells River RR Water Tank

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-11
Page:
108
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
Scaled drawings and prototype photos of the water tank still in use at Steamtown, PA.

More Structures from Railroad Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-03
Page:
79
Author:
Dick Flock
Description:
Prototype photos of railroad cars that now serve a second life as office buildings and storage facilities.

Moving Targets

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-12
Page:
87
Author:
Gerry Leone
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how the author built moving switch stand targets. The only restriction is that the targets are not on the turnout's headblocks. It includes construction diagrams and photos.

Oil Transloading Platform

Magazine:
N Scale Railroading 2002-09/10
Page:
48
Author:
Brian Morgan
Scale:
N
Description:
Photos, drawings, and a parts list on how to build an oil transloading platform.

Pennsylvania RR's J Tower

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
92
Author:
Keith Thompson
Description:
The 110-year old Pennsylvania RR's J Tower was moved from Lemoyne, Pa.to the grounds of the Strasburg RR near Lancaster, Pa.

Prototype View - Hancock Yard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 2, April 2009
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:
This photo essay includes a basic drawing of the Hancock, West Virginia/Hancock, MD yard of the Baltimore & Ohio. The prototype photos are of yard track, the former passenger station at Hancock, MD, four-track signal bridge, a handcar shed, the Hancock Tower, and the old freight house.

Quick And Easy Loading Dock

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
18
Author:
Phil Scandura
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt one of these structures using various parts. Includes prototype and model photos, as well as a scale drawing with parts list.

Retaining Walls

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
64
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Bob describes various retaining walls, how to model them, and the article is accompanied by three model photos.

Route to the Redwoods Part 71

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
76
Author:
Boone Morrison
Scale:
O
Description:
In this installment the author describes how he built two Dolbeer Donkeys. These were used to move extremely large logs around in the woods. Include prototype and model photos.

Scratchbuilding a Shallow-relief Model Based on the Crowl Store

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
85
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author took the photos taken by Robert Mohowski (shown in the article in this same issue) and built this shallow structure. Includes model and prototype photos, scale drawings, a parts list, and detailed information on how to build the more complex parts, such as the curve window tops.

Scratchbuilding a Standard PRR Tool House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
95
Author:
Thomas Houle
Scale:
O
Description:
The author scratchbuilt the entire structure from wood. Includes scale drawings and model photos.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
13
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.

Simple Coal Unloader

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-09
Page:
71
Author:
Harold Russell
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a portable coal unloader scene on his layout. Includes one prototype photo and several layout construction photos.

Simple Crossing Gates

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
117
Author:
John Nehrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
This brief article discusses how to use N-scale crossing gates in an HO layout.

Slow-action Crossing Gates Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
100
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers command control and DC bi-directional circuitry necessary to have a realistically operating crossing gate. It also covers the gate, LED, and bell circuitry, the power supply, and the finishing touches to complete the installation.

Storage Shed & Scenery

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Robert L. Hundman
Scale:
N
Description:
Scratchbuilding a storage shed and a scale house. The author's Abingdon module is also starting to get some scenery.

The Atlas Switch Tower

Magazine:
N-Scale 2003-05/06
Page:
70
Author:
Walt Huston
Scale:
N
Description:
This is an easy-to-build kit. The author did some kitbashing, and added a LED light.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Standard Cattle Guard

Magazine:
N-Scale 2006-05/06
Page:
46
Description:
The title of the scale drawing doesn't match what the actual drawing shows, which is a 20-ton coal house.

The General Store at Crowl, Pennsylvania

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
83
Author:
Robert E. Mohowski
Description:
The author describes his visit to the general grocery store that sat right at the PRR track, visiting with the current owner reminiscing what it was like back in the day. Includes old and new photos.

The Lowly Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
60
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
HO
Description:
Description for building a handcar or storage shed. Two different models are shown in the photos.

The Stiff Leg Derrick at Incline

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
69
Author:
Jack Burgess
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a follow-up article to the author's May/June 2006 Gazette article where he modeled the foundation of this derrick.

Train Order Holder

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-03
Page:
122
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
Drawings and prototype photos accompany this article which describes how the train order holder was used.

Upgrading a Bachmann Coaling Tower

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
96
Author:
Greg Martin
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using the Bachmann kit, the author enhanced the scene building a foundation and bunker, the hoist and drying house, the sand bin, adding tipple details, and concludes with painting and weathering the models.

Utility Poles

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 23 November 2005
Page:
60
Author:
Garry Woodard
Scale:
O
Description:
Describes how Gary built his telephone and telegraph poles. The article includes typical prototype sizes for the pole and the cross arms and how to simulate the insulators (using beads). Includes step-by-step construction photos.

Warehouses and Rails Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
88
Author:
Harry Bonham
Description:
The installment covers the McCracken Van & Storage Co. It includes historical description, prototype photos (old and recent), and scale drawings.

Wawa Tower in S-Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 53 December 2007
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Lane
Scale:
S
Description:
Model photos of this structure.

Yard Office - Supply Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
32
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Scale:
O
Description:
This structure is a freelanced building that could function as a yard office and a supply shed for a small railroad yard. Includes finished model photos, scale drawings, and close-up detail drawings.