My Library - Magazine Articles for Large Scale Scale

A Gas Station Diorama

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
91
Author:
Don Railton
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
A 1:32 scale of a small country gas station.

A Powell Planer

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
106
Author:
Marty Jones
Category:
Machinery
Description:
The author built a 1:16 model of this industrial planer.

A Tale of Two 1:20.3 Scale Tank Cars

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
36
Author:
Bob Poli
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
An accurate model of the West Side Lumber Co. #2 tank car. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos.

A Tozer Portable Steam Engine

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
22
Author:
Gordon Birrell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This article is about a 1:16 scale steam engine modeled after the John Willis Company's engine. The article shows how the author built the spoked wheels, the body, and all of the details.

Ambiance

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
40
Author:
Jean-Bernard Andre
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
A 1:35 diorama that shows a half buried Bronco Modelsí 1:35 scale 1937 Opel Saloon on a watery shore

Bigelow Street

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
29
Author:
Narayan Khandekar
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes how he built a 1:24 diorama of a portion of the sidewalk and street. The sidewalk is made out of bricks, and the street is simulated asphalt.

Cardboard Brick, Plaster Concrete, And Painted Moss

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
98
Author:
Marc Reusser
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes how he built a 1:35 scale brick storage shed (front area only) that he found in Germany.

Don Phillips' Large Scale Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
122
Author:
Thomas J. Swenson
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
A small business, Backyard Rails, builds large-scale locomotives. Photos of their operation and their workmanship are shown in the article.

Dunckley Northern Railway #4 and #5

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
John Morrison
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Several before and after painted photos accompany this article on the author's scratchbuilt, 1:24, 45mm gauge "Colonial Engines". These are engines designed for the British Colonies. He built them over modified commercial mechanisms by LGB, Bachmann, and Hartland.

From Mogadishu, With Love

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
4
Author:
Alexandre Duchamp
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
A 1:35 small street scene set in Mogadishu, Somalia. Shows how to make the diorama base, and describes how the author made the water cart, the door, and blending in the small details.

From Styrene To Wood

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
11
Author:
Ray R. Dunakin III
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes how he made a 1:24 model of a miner cabin out of styrene for his outdoor layout. Includes information about how to create knot holes and distressing the planks.

Labor of Love

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
78
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes what he went through to try to build a static one-inch scale model of a Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0.

Large Scale in a Small Space

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
20
Author:
John K. Landis
Category:
Layouts - Large Scale
Description:
The Sebago Lake & Franklin Railroad is a 1:20.3 layout on a 4x8 sheet, which the author built to be portable. The trackplan is a simple oval with some switching inside the oval. All rolling stock is four-wheeled because of the tight curves and are all scratchbuilt, as are the structures. There is a tremendous amount of detail.

Large Scale Shed

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-02
Page:
90
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Building a structure in a different scale is a good experience, especially one that is destined to go outdoors.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-02
Author:
Robert Uniack
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The last page of the issue has a photo of the author's scratchbuilt model of a Pacific Electric single-sheathed 40-foot box car in No. 1 scale (1:32 proportion), realistically weathered.

Old Trolley Bodies Need Not Die

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-09
Page:
44
Author:
Thomas A. Yorke
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author converted an On30 Bachmann street car to model a converted roadside diner. He also used a trolley body to model a shed.

Quarter-size Traction

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1977-07
Page:
64
Author:
Spike Brown
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
Gordon Hatch's backyard has a traction layout with 450 feet of steel rail, measuring 75' by 79'. Article includes model photos and prototype traction photos.

Something Big

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-06
Page:
72
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
For something different, the author scratchbuilds a 1:12 scale caboose.

Soviet Spirit

Magazine:
The Weathering Magazine Volume 1
Page:
38
Author:
Wu Bayin
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
This article describes how to simulate heavy mud on a SU-100 model set in WWII.

Steam in Your Backyard?

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
90
Author:
Marc Horovitz
Category:
Live Steam
Description:
Combining gardening and garden railroading, but with a twist - using small scale live steam. Gauge 1 refers more to the track width rather than a particular scale. Photos of the author's backyard layout are included.

Stone Walls

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
72
Author:
Gordon Ferguson
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
How to model stone walls that are common in Great Britain. The diorama is done to 1:35 scale.

Sutton Wharf

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
30
Author:
Christopher Payne
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
A 5' by 1' imaginary English 18-inch gauge industrial railway diorama in 1:25 scale. Includes trackplan and close-up photos.

The Comanche & Indian Gap RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-07
Page:
75
Author:
Peter B. Bryan
Category:
Garden Railroading
Description:
Garden railroading to the extreme! This large-scale layout has 7,892 feet of single mainline that is set in 35 acres in the central Texas Hill Country. With locomotives weighing in at 1,800 lbs and hopper cars filled with ballast tipping the scales at 600 lbs, this is just about as close to real railroading as one can get.

The Plettenberg Narrow Gauge Light Railway

Magazine:
The Modeler's Annual Winter 2014
Page:
49
Author:
Volker Gerisch
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
This article is about a 1:22.5 model of a portion of the Plettenberg narrow gauge line that ran through the streets. The scale was chosen so that Gauge One track was a perfect match for the scaled-down dimensions.