My Library - Magazine Articles for HOn3 Scale

A Last Look at Thatcher's Inlet Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-05
Page:
24
Author:
Dave Frary & Bob Hayden
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This last installment focuses on creating the atmosphere in the main street and the dockside fish warehouse complex. It covers how one might design structure layout by constructing temporary cardboard mockups. Many close-up photos.

Buffalo Rock

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
120
Author:
John Campbell
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author had a hard time building a full layout, so he decided to join a club and built this module. Includes a trackplan.

Building Vance Junction in HOn3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Steve Harris
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This photo essay article describes the author's recently completed Vance Junction on his layout. He completely finishes one scene before even laying track in the next area. It is a 9' x 24', double-deck layout where the upper level has already been completed, as described in the July/August, 2006 issue of NGSLG. The article includes construction photos.

Coal Mines Along the East Broad Top

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
32
Author:
Ron Pearson
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Description:
The author describes how he researched coal movements on the East Broad Top. The layout is 24' x 33', with some of it on two levels. It is set in the 1940s. There is lots of research material available on the EBT.

Consider Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
89
Author:
James Scott Eakins
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author describes narrow gauge modeling and compares it to standard gauge modeling.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Spreader OU

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
44
Author:
Eric Bracher
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author built models of all four versions of the D&RGW spreader OU.

Doing It With Mirrors

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-07
Page:
70
Author:
Ray Hoppes
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
On a 2'x4' module, the author was able to create the illusion of greater depths by using a mirror.

East Meets West - Modeling the Rio Grande Southern and East Broad Top

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
52
Author:
Linn Moedinger
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Description:
This three-level 23' by 47' and 20' by 17' layout features two of the owner's favorite narrow gauge lines set in 1957. Includes a trackplan and many photos of this beautiful layout.

Franklin Junction on the Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
96
Author:
John Franzen
Category:
Layouts - HO - Medium
Description:
A spare-bedroom-sized layout features an embellishment of the junction on the RGS around 1941. The layout features nice scenery and expansive-looking backdrops.

Fred Gill's Diamond Valley Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
66
Author:
Malcolm Furlow
Category:
Layouts - HO - Medium
Description:
This Australian layout is a freelanced model based on the American narrow gauge prototype.

Fred Oster's HOn3 Denver & Rio Grande Third Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
80
Author:
Fred Oster
Category:
Layouts
Description:
Photos, and track plan.

Freelanced Narrow Gauge Flatcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-06
Page:
34
Author:
Doug Leffler
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
Using strip wood, the author built this narrow gauge flat car. With some adjustment, this car could also be built to fit standard gauge.

Freelanced Three Footers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
28
Author:
Ralph Dockham
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Based on the D&RG design, these four-wheeled cars were made from various commercial parts. The article include model photos, scale drawings, and a parts list.

Kitbashing Narrow Gauge Hopper Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-03
Page:
64
Author:
Albert J. Rost
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author built accurate models using the Tichy Train Group's standard gauge hoppers.

Modeling Eastern Narrow Gauge Steam Using the Roundhouse 2-8-0

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
53
Author:
George Pierson
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author shows how he modified this locomotive to work reliably on narrow gauge track. He also briefly discusses the 4-6-0 he converted.

More Mears' Madness

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
54
Author:
Jeff Reynolds
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Description:
The old layout (featured in RMC June 1987) was moved from a 225 sqft space to a 652 sqft space. The layout is mostly around the wall with do duck-under bridges in a 40 by 26 foot space. The layout is private, but is being build with a group of 9 people. Has a sidebar on "Flangesaurus Rex", an in-place wheel cleaning section of track.

My HOn3 Rio Grande Lande

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
20
Author:
Robert Susanka
Category:
Layouts - HO - Small
Description:
The author describes his 4' by 10' layout as a large diorama. Beautiful scenery set in the 1950s Colorado.

Narrow Gauge Snowplow

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Bennett
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author kitbashed a snowplow from a Northeastern kit.

Narrow Gauge Track Cleaner

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
61
Author:
Herbert Koenig
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author took an N-scale Life-Like GP18 diesel frame work and build a HOn3 self-propelled track cleaner. Detailed discussion and photographs describe how the wheels were adjusted to gauge, how the trucks were modified, and how the cleaner was installed. Finally, the car body was made to look like a doodlebug.

Narrow-gauge Rotary

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-08
Page:
60
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
Rotary plow model on the author's Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company layout. The model was made from an Athearn rotary blade and a Roundhouse side-door caboose body.

One Module Challenge Chama Division of the San Juan Extension, 1937

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-04
Page:
100
Author:
Peter Vassallo
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes the prototype he designed the module after, how he built it, and how he used just that one module and two staging yards on either end to operate the module, allowing for individual stages to grow the layout into the final full-room design.

Painting Brass Models

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-09
Page:
66
Author:
David Steer
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author describes his steps for painting a brass steam locomotives, in this particular case a HOn3 C-16 model as a Bumble-Bee.

Re-writing History: Passenger Cars for My Maine Three-footer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
69
Author:
Bob Bennett
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed these wood-sheathed passenger cars. Includes finished model photos and a materials list

Rock Trains on the EBT

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
50
Author:
Doug Taylor & Stephen M. Priest
Category:
Layouts - HO - Medium
Description:
This layout models the East Broad Top in Pennsylvania, with connections to the standard gauge PRR. The layout was started in 1978 when the original part was designed by John Armstrong. Some prototype photos and lots of layout photos are included. Also included is the track plan for the HOn3 section of the layout.

Steam Whistles and Drumbeats: The Kootenay River Railfair and Pow-Wow

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-01
Page:
77
Author:
Adolph, Okan, Iniskim Hungry Wolf
Category:
Layouts
Description:
This article makes a good argument for true free-lancing. The author and his sons are building dioramas that will be placed in a real-world boxcar.

Still Snowing at Summit

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
118
Author:
Bob Hayden
Category:
Operations
Description:
The author presents a switching puzzle on his layout.

The Kootenay River Scenic Ry's Otterlodge Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
58
Author:
Adolph Hungry Wolf
Category:
Layouts - HO - Modular
Description:
The author and his children handbuilt two modules that are planned to be connected with a future larger layout. The modules are set up in the author's real rolling stock.

The Ria Grand & Southwestern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
60
Author:
Jeff Griffin
Category:
Layouts - HO - Large
Description:
14' by 25' island layout in a dedicated building with workshop, featuring Colorado prototype modeling.

Three Foot Caboose EBT-style

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1974-05
Page:
31
Author:
Doug Leffler
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he built this model out of Strathmore bristol board, after he measured the prototype car. Includes model photos, an exploded diagram of the parts to build the model, and two prototype photos.