My Library - Magazine Articles for G Scale

A Growing Garden Empire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
64
Author:
Cody Grivno
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
The article features many photos and a garden design plan for this 75' by 80' layout.

A Twice-kitbashed Passenger Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
63
Author:
Gary Wright
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author didn't want to get rid of his award-winning 1:32n20 gauge passenger car, so he converted it to a shed for a new yard has was building. He cut a 1:29 or 1:25 figure down so that it would fit in this structure.

Big Operations & Large Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-11
Page:
52
Author:
Dale Ridgeway
Category:
Layouts - Large Scale
Description:
The author describes Steve Bittinger's G-scale Western Maryland layout, covering how he constructed the outdoor layout, the track parts he used, locomotives and rolling stock found in the layout, the scratchbuilt structures, and scenery and operations. Includes the track plan of the layout, with lots of photos.

Build the Claremont & Concord in G Scale Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-11
Page:
78
Author:
Tony Koester
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The final installment discusses choosing the right rolling stock and setting up for operations.

Building a Garden Railway Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
48
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
The first installment describes why and how the author got started in building a garden railroad. It covers the design of the track plan and the garden (including a list of plants used), and the start of the project.

Building a Garden Railway Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
72
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
In this installment the author will start the construction phase of his garden railroad. It covers preparing the ground, ballasting, incorporating a tunnel, dealing with grades, incorporating a mountain, building a retaining wall and bridge supports, planting plants, and structures.

Building a Garden Railway Part III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-08
Page:
72
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
The author continues his series on how he built his garden railroad. This installment covers wiring and finishing the layout, including powering the railroad, wiring a reverse loop, wiring a double-slip switch, A.C. wiring, burying wires, structure wiring, and the control panel.

Craftsman Trophy To Mal Harvey

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
30
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
This model by Malcolm Harvey features exquisite detailing on the exterior and the interior. The roof of the caboose is removable to reveal a fully detailed interior, including working parts. The exterior features, among many things, a working brake system.

Fun in Tiny Spaces

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-11
Page:
21
Author:
Carl Arendt
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author discusses how he designs, builds, and then operates his tiny G-scale layout that covers only one square foot. Includes design and construction photos. There is a side bar called "Games People Play" that covers some other small layouts that can keep operators busy, such as the famous TimeSaver.

G-scale On The Move

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-02
Page:
102
Author:
Keith Koch
Category:
Layouts
Description:
A group of people who create G-scale portable modules.

Gary Mittner’s 1:29 Scale Class B6SB - 4001

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 04 November 2003
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Final photos of the model, whose progress can be see at this web site: http://www.angelfire.com/film/prrpics/B6.html (related web page)

How I Got Into Garden Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-04
Page:
88
Author:
John K. Landis
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
The author describes how he convinced the family to give up some space for the layout, and how he wanted to experiment with live steam. Includes a diagram on how the track foundation is constructed.

Is Garden Railroading for Serious Modelers?

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-10
Page:
82
Author:
Russ Reinberg
Category:
Layouts - G
Description:
The author describes how he built a Gn3 layout in the backyard. This particular article compares modeling in HO to that of garden railroading, covering the differences between the two.

Jack Verducci's Garden Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
95
Author:
George Hall
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
This layout encompasses an area of 65 by 100 feet in Jack's backyard. It models the California narrow gauge set in the 1930s. Although he started in N-scale, he quickly discovered G-scale and now runs live steam locomotives on his layout. The article includes many photos and a trackplan of this large layout.

Kitbashing a Payroll Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-04
Page:
57
Author:
Alan Anderson
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Using a coach car, the author converted it into a payroll car, including burglary bars. Includes a materials list and photos on how to make the bars.

LGB Christmas Layout in a Mall

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
132
Author:
Ken Ducat
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The story about how two people built a G-scale layout in a mall.

Mack Trucks

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
39
Author:
George Konrad
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
The author scratchbuilt several variations of the FK Mack trucks. Includes model photos.

Modeling in 1:29 Scale - PRR F3 (EH-15) A-B-A

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-10
Page:
40
Author:
Gary Mittner
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author, a PRR HO-scale modeler, decided to tackle a G-scale project. He bought an A-B-A set of USA Trains F3 locomotives and super-detailed them specific to the PRR. The details had to be scratchbuilt. (related web page)

PRR G29 Gondolas in 1/32 Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 94 Autumn 2015
Page:
29
Author:
Simon DuHamel
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
A brief note and several photos of the author's scratchbuilt model.

Rusty - A Four-wheel Climax

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-10
Page:
60
Author:
Thomas A. Yorke
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The model is built to Gn15 scale. These cars were used to pull logs out of forests. They were ugly, but powerful. The mechanism for this odd car came from a Bachmann On30 streetcar. Scale drawings and close-up detail photos are included.

Scratchbuilding a G Scale Ore Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
110
Author:
Wayne Wesolowski
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
Model and prototype photos, as well as scale drawings, of the Apache Railway's 22-foot ore car. Includes construction photos of this 1:24 scale model.

Ted Greeno's Southwest & Western RR

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
65
Author:
Mary Barstow
Category:
Layouts - G
Description:
This fantasy theme park like layout is in a 900-square foot greenhouse, and features four separate levels. Despite whimsical, the layout is fully scenicked, detailed, and features lit buildings.

The Colorado & Western's Gn3 Division

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-02
Page:
72
Author:
Barry Bogs
Category:
Layouts - G
Description:
Photographed by Bob Werre, Barry's Houston, Texas indoor G scale layout is the focus of this article. The layout is built into an attic. The article includes lots of layout photos, and a track plan.

The Consolidated Republic Mining Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-12
Page:
52
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
Layouts - G
Description:
This L-shaped layout features a 1:32 scale tram railroad built by Greg Wright. This unique scale requires a lot of scratchbuilding (including the engines), but that was exactly what the owner wanted. Includes a trackplan and many close-up photos.

The Good News Chapel Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
83
Author:
Ed, Steve, and Jim Hauff
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
A freelance car that came out of a desire to have equipment on a new outdoor layout, but with budgetary restrictions. It was scratchbuilt following plans of a HOn3 wooden kit.

The Lasting Legacy of Kent Morris Part 3

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
24
Author:
Blake Blogs
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
This last installment describes Kent Morris himself. Includes many photos of his layout. (related web page)

Visiting New York Central's Big Four Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-02
Page:
42
Author:
Noel Widdifield
Category:
Layouts - G
Description:
A large two-room, double-track 1:29 indoor layout, modeling the NYC around 1954. He maintains his own web site.