My Library - The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #3 2016 Articles

President's Message

Page:
3
Author:
Steve Barkley
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A brief review of the Lone Star Region's Arlington convention. A description of a clinic presented by two 13-year-olds demonstrating running a train remotely on a layout. The upcoming LSR elections.

Deadlines

Page:
4
Author:
Riley Triggs
Category:
Operations
Description:
Gluing a brakeman to a cardboard handle allows the figure to simulate brakemen movements during an operating sessions.

Train Room Confessions

Page:
10
Author:
Duane Richardson
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author reviews his use of several glues, including some new ones.

Controlling Train Movements Part 2

Page:
14
Author:
Peter Kazmir
Category:
Signaling
Description:
This last installment covers the automated signaling system that prototype railroads use to manage train traffic, and ideas for simulating that on our model railroads.

2016 LSR Convention

Page:
19
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The various contest winners at the event. Subsequent pages show photos of the models.

Clinical Awareness

Page:
28
Author:
Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
What does it take to give a presentation in a clinic at a show? How does this affect one's NMRA MMR achievements? How the audience should behave during a presentation. How to sign up for a clinic presentation. How to gain experience.

...RRRduino...

Page:
35
Author:
Gert Muller
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how to use JMRI to change 4 turnouts (with servo motors) by using messages sent using the new NMRA standard called LCC (Layout Command Control).

The History of the Crescent Lines

Page:
48
Author:
Ken Mason
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Scale:
HO
Description:
A fictional story about how the layout owned by the Crescent City Model Railroad Club came to be. Includes several photo of the layout.

Minutes of the Lone Star Region Board Meeting

Page:
57
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Extensive notes about the meeting, and the reports by each of the board members, and regional directors.