My Library - S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10 Articles

Publisher's Message

Page:
4
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The publisher writes about what they did over the summer to improve the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide, started BTS Distributing, and new BTS structures.

The Great Layouts

Page:
14
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
What makes a layout "great"?

From the Observation Lounge

Page:
16
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author describes the concept of creativity in modeling.

Modern Modeling ABOX, The Other Railbox

Page:
17
Author:
Bruce Bogart
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
In 1978 and 1979, Pacific Car & Foundry built 400 special cars for Railbox which were non-cushioned underframe, 50-foot, AAR class "XM", plate C, combination-door box cars. This article covers how the author built one such car. Includes prototype and construction photos, scaled drawings, and a parts list.

Plentiful Pallets

Page:
24
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
S
Description:
How to scratchbuild wooden pallets.

15th National Narrow Gauge Convention

Page:
27
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a brief summary of the convention.

Railroading' on the Internet

Page:
28
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
A review of what is available on the Internet in 1995 for model railroading resources. Includes a sidebar on Web terminology.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Page:
30
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The Westside Lumber Company tank car #2. Covers the "tank only" kit from Rio Grande Models to be mounted on one of their 28-foot flat cars. It also covers the P-B-L brass model.

Flat Car Loads

Page:
33
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the HO-scale Tichy Train Group kit #3056 Cement Pipe Flat Car Load on an S-scale car.

Collecting 'S' Scale Brass

Page:
34
Author:
John Craft
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
People who collect brass model may not be model railroaders. The article also covers why brass is sought after, what to collect, how to purchase and protect the collection.

Rio Grande Models' Swayne/Westside Caboose

Page:
39
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a review of the Rio Grande Models Ltd. Swayne/Westside long caboose. Includes photos of the kit's parts, construction, and final model photos.

The Building & Structure Co. The Interlocking Tower

Page:
42
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the The Building & Structure Company's Kit No.4035 "Interlocking Tower".

Shiloh's Lighted Signals

Page:
44
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a review of the two-light standard target, model no. SS7, featuring green-over-red. The mast is a scale six inches in diameter and 21.5 feet high.

Terry's Custom-Built Switches

Page:
46
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Terry Harrison built open- and closed-frog custom-built switches in sizes of #4, 5, 6, and 8, and custom orders up to #20. Wyes, double-slips, and curved switches
of various sizes are custom-ordered items.