My Library - The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #1 2016 Articles

President's Message

Page:
3
Author:
Steve Barkley
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers the upcoming LSR convention, the local elections, and the author's thoughts on why he keeps buying kits that he'll never get around to building.

Learn From Teaching

Page:
4
Author:
Riley Triggs
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Teaching others about a model railroading technique will really help you to focus on the topic.

Train Room Confessions

Page:
8
Author:
Duane Richardson
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
HO
Description:
Not every car needs a load, but the author describes several he has built, and shares photos.

Controlling Train Movements Part 1

Page:
12
Author:
Peter Kazmir
Category:
Operations
Description:
Covers various methods of operations modelers use, with prototype photos and scan of real documents.

2016 LSR Convention

Page:
17
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A preview of the Dallas, Texas-area convention's layout, activities, tours, and surrounding area.

What's Your Story

Page:
32
Author:
Blake Blogs
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Developing a story behind your layout gives it purpose and meaning.

...RRRduino...

Page:
37
Author:
Gert Muller
Category:
Electronics
Description:
How to build and control four servos with one Nano. The next installment will cover how to connect these to JMRI. Includes code and parts lists.

The Market for Brass

Page:
46
Author:
Matthew Hardey
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author expects brass prices to fall as lots of older people pass away, flooding the market.

Spanish Moss for the Swamp on the Crescent Lines

Page:
48
Author:
Ken Mason
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using used Scotch-brite pads to simulate hanging moss from trees.

Nominations

Page:
51
Author:
Blake Blogs
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author announces his change in roles in the local NMRA division, and updates us on the progress of his layout, and the 9-year-old he is helping in the hobby.