My Library - Magazine Articles for Sn3 Scale

"Chama", the PBL Display Layout

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Peter
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This 2'x20' Sn3 layout travels everywhere where P-B-L goes. Locomotive distances covered are measured in actual miles! Includes a couple of photos.

7th Annual Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
40
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of all the activities as the show. Photos are shown starting on page 61.

A Layout Is Never Finished

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-05
Page:
62
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Layout Detailing
Description:
The author describes various details he is now adding to his fairly complete layout, such as bottle-brush-style grass clusters, tie piles, rail pieces, pallets, tools, coal bin, tree stumps, and building foundations. He also describes how he built two spools of steel cable, one enclosed and one exposed. A sidebar covers his use of various chemicals to age and weather things on his layout. There are lots of ideas for enhancing your layout in this article.

A Visit to PBL

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
74
Author:
George Hall
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The text describes the author's visit to PBL, while the photos cover the company's Sn3 layout set up in the showroom.

A Wood Passenger Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-03
Page:
69
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Since the author is building a 10'x20' Sn3 logging layout, he needed some wooden passenger cars, so this article describes how he built one. Includes construction photos.

Along the Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-06
Page:
150
Author:
Pat Gerstle
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
A photo of a K-37 rolling onto a turntable.

Along the Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-06
Page:
146
Author:
Art Cominio
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Rio Grande Southern's "Galloping Goose" motor car no. 4, as modeled by Joe Brooke.

An Auxiliary Water and Coal Car for OX

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-02
Page:
70
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
To complete his M.O.W. train, the author built a coal and water car from a brass tender. The article covers modifying the car, installing couplers, adding a realistic pile of coal (with debris), and finally painting, applying decals, and weathering the model.

An Inexpensive Easy-To-Build Sn3 Shay

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
32
Author:
Andy Pierce
Category:
Locomotives - Shay
Description:
Using the MDC's HO standard-gauge two-truck kit #360 and the V&T Shops kit #S-19, the author describes how he built his Sn3 Shay model. Includes photos of the completed model and the kits' parts.

An Inexpensive Narrow-gauge Heisler From Commercial Parts

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
33
Author:
Garry Jordan
Category:
Locomotives - Heisler
Description:
This article covers how to convert an HO-scale AHM Heisler, using a V & T Shops conversion kit into an Sn3 model. Includes photos and detail drawings.

Building the Timberline No. 1 Mine Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-02
Page:
74
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes building the head house and mine building. Includes lots of construction photos of the model.

Building the Timberline No. 1 Mine Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-03
Page:
64
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author continues with his project by construction the conveyor and ore bins. Includes lots of construction photos.

Castings and Kits

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-10
Page:
62
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Casting
Description:
The author describes how he builds his own molds to cast a number of items. Includes are photos of his logging camp building and logging flat cars of which he needed a number for his Sn3 layout.

Chama Yard

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
28
Author:
Jack Savaslian
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The 3'x48' layout models the Chama Yard, which was the first layout the author built after switching from On3 to Sn3. Includes a track plan, and several photos.

Commentary

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-11
Page:
96
Author:
Jim Boyd
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Although the entry is not accredited an author, there is an opinion piece in the back of the magazine where the author believes that modeling in a minority scale, such as S, and more specifically Sn3, is a perfect scale for those who wish to not be tempted into "buying" their way into a nice layout, but rather be "forced" to have to build the things he or she wants for the layout.

Creating a Landslide

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-10
Page:
55
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Scenery - Mountains
Description:
The author described how he dealt with the dark shadows formed by the mountain on the layout's backdrop.

Dave Woodrell's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-07
Page:
48
Authors:
Paul Scoles & Bill Mohn
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes Dave's Rio Grande Southern layout, which was started in 1991 in an 18' X 33' space in his new basement. The article includes the layout's track plan, and lots of close-up photos.

Denver & Rio Grande Western

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
27
Author:
Al Wahlberg
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout, which is centered around the town of Coffee Creek, a freelance town that grew to serve the area's Coffee Creek Lumber Company. Includes one photo and the point-to-point layout's track plan.

Denver, Rio Grande & Southern Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
22
Author:
Roger Russell
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The 12'x18' layout room, intended for an HO-scale layout, was filled with an Sn3 layout after catching the narrow-gauge bug. Includes many photos, a track plan, and a listing of engines found on the layout.

Detroit Yukon Mining Co.'s Porter No. 4 in Sn3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-06
Page:
56
Author:
Rene Gourley
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author built a Backwoods Miniatures 7-ton 0-4-0 into an 0-4-0T Porter. Includes two model and two prototype photos.

E.B.T. in Sn3! Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
23
Author:
Jack Bartman
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
In this installment, the author covers his design and planned operation for the new S/Sn3 EBT-based layout. Includes a two-page track plan, and several prototype photos.

Getting Better Performance from Your MDC Shay

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-03
Page:
92
Author:
Alexander Zelkin
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author converted a Model Die Casting HO-scale two-truck Shay kit to Sn3 using one of the V&T Shops conversion kits. The kit requires a bit of work to get it to operate well, so he describes what he did to improve the engine.

Here Comes The 7th Annual Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
2
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Preliminary information about the Sn3 Symposium in San Diego, CA in February 1992.

Joel Shank's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-10
Page:
50
Author:
Dick Roberts
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author talks about how Joel went about building a 34'x44' building (from scratch itself in 1987) after literally burning his HO-scale layout in 1984. The article includes many photos of this highly-detailed layout, as well as a track plan.

Kitbashing the Kerosene Refinery at Rio Dell

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
58
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author started with mock-up parts and then eventually built this model of several small buildings that fit a vacant part of this layout. Several close-up photos are included.

Manufacturers Build an Sn3 Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-08
Page:
100
Author:
Jon Clinton Stetz
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article covers the layout that a group of manufacturers, who produce products for S and Sn3, built within a year, in time for the 1989 NMRA Convention in Houston, Texas. The layout is called the Durango, Rico & Northern RR. The L-shaped layout consists of a corner module that contains a wye, and four 5-foot modules, one on the short end of the "L" and three on the long end. Eighteen companies provided product and/or worked on the layout. The article includes photos of the layout and a track plan.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-02
Page:
67
Author:
Jim Booth, Jr.
Category:
Locomotives - 2-8-0
Description:
Two photos of the work Jim did to super-detail the D&RGW 2-8-0 #268.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
29
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
Modified flat cars that were used for hauling logs, based on the scratchbuilt car documented in the February 1995 issue of this magazine.

Narrow Gauge Through the San Juan Mountains

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
76
Author:
Bob Kuchar
Category:
Layouts
Description:
28 x 38 free-lanced mountain railroad set in New Mexico and Colorado. Has a sidebar on painting backdrops that are slightly out of focus to keep attention on the 3D models.

Narrow Visions

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
7
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces himself and tells about how he made his way into modeling in Sn3, and what he plans to accomplish with this column.

Notable Models at Narrow Gauge Northwest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
42
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A photo essay of the interesting S-scale models found at the show in Seattle in August 1991.

One Day (Really?)

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-01
Page:
60
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author covers the idea of building a small structure from scratch in one day. The building in question is an S-scale small storage shed.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
55
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Sn3 needs an affordable steam locomotive to attract modelers that are turned-off by the high cost of brass models.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
How can we reach the large number of Sn3 modelers to become members of the NASG?

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
22
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Disappointment in the lack of Sn3 available at the 1990 NASG Convention.

Revisiting the Denver & Rio Grande Southern Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
29
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photographed by Bob Werre, this revisit to the layout showed the tremendous amount of progress Roger Russell had made to his layout, with lots of trees and lots of details added. The article includes a track plan of the 12'x27' layout.

Riding the "Cookie Box" Extra

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
73
Author:
David Steer
Category:
Trains
Description:
The story and model are based on the adventures of two railfans to the RGS in 1950.

Rio Grande Northern Railway

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Richard E. Owings
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout built in a space of 10' x 12' with a yard addition of 2' x 10'. The track plan allows for continuous running or point-to-point operation over 90 ft. of main line trackage. It is open during the 1st annual Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis. Includes two photos.

Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-10
Page:
64
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Category:
Layouts
Description:
Ken models the Colorado rockies in the 1930s in his 15'x19' layout.

Sage of the Square Footer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-01
Page:
88
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bob tells the story of how his wife competed in the 2014 National Narrow Gauge Convention's Square-Footer contest and won second place. The model is of an old engine being pulled out of a shed, modeled in Sn3.

San Juan Southern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
38
Author:
John C. Kalin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author briefly describes his point-to-point layout representing railroading in southwest Colorado during the late 1920s. The layout is built in an L-shaped space and measures 23' x 50' x 12'. It is open during the 1st annual Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis. Includes two photos.

Scratchbuilding a Boiler Flue Storage Rack

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Page:
58
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author details how he built this unique storage rack, with tips on how to install it and weather the pipes. Includes prototype and model photos, and detail and scaled drawings.

Sn3 Box Cars From HO Kits

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
18
Author:
Robert R. Harmen
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author describes converting older MDC box car and reefer kits into good facsimiles of Sn3 box cars. Includes several construction photos.

Sn3 Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This review is of three Pacific Fast Mail 4-6-0 wheel arrangement steam locomotive motive power. Made in Korea by Ski, the three new models include the Rio Grande Southern Nos. 20, 22, and 25.

Sn3 Rio Grande Southern C-17 2-8-0

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-06
Page:
33
Author:
George Sebastian-Coleman
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the Railmaster Exports of New Zealand's narrow gauge engine, which is a mostly white-metal kit. Additional resources are highly recommended as the kit's instructions are spartan. A ready-to-run model was also available.

Standard's Chairman Visits the Sn3 Symposium in Phoenix

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Robert Sherwood
Category:
Model Railroad Shows

Stephen Hatch's Rio Grande Western

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
21
Author:
Amy Dawdy
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A visit with the Steve covers how he has always been an S-scale modeler, how he is building his current 20'x20' garage layout, and how he built his vertical landscapes. Includes many photos of the layout under construction, and a photo of his hand-drawn track plan. (related web page)

Stoner, Colorado, May 31, 1947 in Sn3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Busacca
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos of Bill's scene which measures 3'x6'.

Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #2 April
Page:
21
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the 25th Sn3 Symposium, held February 24-27 in Houston, Texas.

Superdetailed Layout Built for Travel

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2007-04
Page:
57
Author:
Jon Addison
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Not having enough space at home for a permanent layout, the author build a sectional layout, so that he only has the section in the house that he is currently working with. The other sections are stored in the garage or the purpose-built trailer. He takes the mostly-scratchbuilt 6'x24' layout to local train shows. His 1929-1935 Silverton Central is not modeled after a specific prototype. The simple oval track plan (with only two turnouts) makes it easy to run the layout at a show.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
31
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
After the author introduces himself, he reports on the 1995 National Narrow Gauge Convention held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. S-scale was well represented in the model contests at the convention.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
28
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
After explaining what Sn3 is, the author describes the benefits of Sn3 over HOn3.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
28
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
This is a product review for the Berlyn Locomotive Works Sn3 car kit, a C&S Type II box car. Includes a photo. Part of the article got chopped off during editing of the magazine; the text is included in the next issue's column.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
26
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes how he built his Sn3 Heisler, by converting an IHC HO standard-gauge Heisler. There is a sidebar to includes the remaining text from the previous issue's article that got chopped off.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
25
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author looked to the EBT prototype to figure out how to move coal on his layout between standard- and narrow-gauge.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
In this column the author covers various non-S-scale kits that can be used to model Sn3 cars. Includes photos of some of those projects.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Covers how goods were transferred between narrow-gauge and standard-gauge cars. Also covered are how to have two identical cars, one with each type of truck to simulate transferring the car by swapping the trucks (includes photos).

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
In this article the author describes how he converted a 4-6-0 Mantua HO-scale locomotive into an Sn3 model. Includes a parts list, and a couple of construction photos.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
Prototype and model information about dual-gauge track and turnouts.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
How to model in other narrow gauges other than 3-foot in S-scale (Sn2, Sn42).

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
13
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the B.T.S. EBT flat car kit.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Prototype information about diesel locomotives used on narrow-gauge railroads.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author takes an HO-scale Atlas U36C mechanism, re-gauged it for Sn3, and mates it with an S-scale American Model GP35 shell. Includes one photo of the final model, as well as photos of powered box cabs and an Sn3 critter.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
The author suggests trying to build an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks. The article also contains information about an Sn2 discussion list.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author shares his research into prototype narrow-gauge steam locomotives. He also briefly describes the Sn3 models produced up until that time. Two prototype photos of locomotives are included.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
How to build a reasonable selection of freight and passenger cars for narrow-gauge trains.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This column covers outside frame locomotives, Sn3 2-6-0 availability, achieving a "family look" among your equipment. Includes prototype photos of a Cumbres & Toltec K-36 outside frame 2-8-2.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
This column covers how to model a rotary snowplow in Sn3. Includes several model photos.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares the track plan and a full description of his multi-gauge, 25'x33' layout (S, Sn3, Sn2).

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Narrow-gauge lines kept their rolling stock lettering to a minimum to save on money. Also covered are the possibility of kitbashing an HO-scale Bachmann Shay, and how an On30 Bachmann engine might be better suited for S-scale standard-gauge as a kitbash.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author provides tips and a bit of a product review of the Railmaster Exports 4-4-0 kit. Includes a model photo.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The history of the Rio Grande Southern, and ideas on how to model it in S-scale. Includes several prototype photos, and a bibliography of published materials on the RGS.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
This column discusses narrow-gauge curves, grades, clearances, and rail.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Railroads
Description:
How to model the EBT in S-scale. After a brief introduction, the column covers motive power, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, standard-gauge cars, and structures. Includes several prototype photos, a map, and an example timetable.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 2002 National Narrow Gauge convention in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report about the NASG's booth at the Sn3 Symposium in St. Louis.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
A recent move has prompted the author to start a new narrow-gauge-focused layout. In this column, he reviews the things he learned from his previous layout, and the plans for the new one. A track plan is included.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author moved again, so the previously-shared layout design is revisited with some new ideas. Includes the new, new track plan.

The 'S'traight & Narrow Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
The author continues with how to model an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks.

The Auburn Extension of the Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
16
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article covers how Bob Hogan got started in Sn3, and his current layout at the time. At the time of the article he had completed a 20'x30' dedicated building for his next layout. Includes many photos of the layout.

The Berlyn Locomotive Works' Sn3 C&S Type II Stock Car Kit

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
41
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the construction of this kit.

The Crested Butte & Northern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-03
Page:
116
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his 10'x23' layout set in 1938.

The D&RGW Pasquinel Branch

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
28
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A photo collage of Jerry Boudreaux' 10'x11' bedroom layout. Includes a track plan.

The Layout as Art

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
25
Author:
Bud Smith
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A 2.5' x 19' switching layout represents a logging diorama, which won an award at the 1987 National Narrow Gauge Convention. At the time of the writing, this layout was being integrated into a larger garage layout.

The Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Company

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-11
Page:
44
Author:
Pete Smith
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author's retirement layout is a freelance one set in 1938. It follows a folded-dog-bone design, but it is operated as a point-to-point during operating sessions. He covers the layout's construction, how he made his trees (it is a logging railroad), and how he made the harbor scene with water using Golden's "Soft Gel (gloss)". (related web page)

The New Mexico Northern Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
Dan Waskes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Chuck Thurman's 14'x28' layout is described in detail in this article. This Sn3 layout is shaped like a "G" and uses mostly hand-laid code 70 rail. The article includes a track plan and several photos.

The Northbound Local

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
50
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The layout fills most of the 22' by 46' basement, and this narrow gauge line is set in 1895 in California. The article's photos take you on a tour of the layout.

The Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
52
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This layout article was inspired by the author's friend purchasing a new digital camera "that had to be tested". Includes a description and lots of close-up photos of the author's 1895-era layout set in Northern California.

The Rio Grande Southern at Dolores: an Sn3 diorama

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-11
Page:
60
Authors:
Mark Kramer & Bruce Nall
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
After deciding on standards among the local Sn3 club, the author describes how the informal group built 24 feet of modules to model the RGS. In addition to photos, there is also a track plan for how the sections are set up.

The Sixth Annual Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
46
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the show in Phoenix, Arizona, with a couple of photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author continues his layout design ideas for an East Broad Top-based Sn3 layout (see June 2002 Dispatch). Includes a map, several prototype photos, and several track plans.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reviews the 2005 Sn3 Symposium. Includes several photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author and his wife manned the NASG booth at the 25th National Narrow Gauge Convention in Dearborn, Michigan. He offers a complete review of the show, from an S-scale perspective. Includes several photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A basics article on "scale" vs. "gauge", what is narrow-gauge, how and where the various narrow gauges were used, and the history of narrow-gauge prototype railroads.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This article is a review of the 24th Sn3 Symposium held in Clearwater, Florida from February 25th to the 28th. Photos of some of the narrow and standard gauge layouts that were open during the show are included.

The Upcoming 23rd Annual Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
89
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Photos of layouts open for the tour accompany the information about the Sn3 convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

There Is Always Something New

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
14
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A layout visit with Norm "Chic" Hartert. After a full history on Chic, the article covers how he discovered Sn3 through a P-B-L ad. There are lots of photos of the layout. Part of which is being rebuilt.

Through the Portals and Into the Darkness

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-04
Page:
19
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Modeling the interior of tunnels.

Timber Trestles on the C&TT Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-09
Page:
73
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author revisits the various larger bridges on his layout, using better photographs, and showing the additional work he has done to improve their settings. Includes many overall and close-up photos of the bridges.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
66
Author:
Bob Kuchar
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A full-page-plus photo of Bob's Sn3 layout featuring a high trestle bridge running two P-B-L C-16 class D&RGW engines.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-06
Page:
71
Author:
Randy Meyer
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A single photo of the author's Canyon & Rocky Mountain RR featuring engine #452, Denver & Rio Grande Western class K-27 Mikado, crossing the Animas River bound for Silverton.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-07
Page:
89
Author:
Jon Addison
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A photo of Jon Addison's Sn3 Silverton Central modular railroad, which took first place in the individual module category, best module group, and best of show at the 2002 National Model Railroad Association national model contest in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-12
Page:
128
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Ken's Sn3 Pandora & San Miguel RR is a good example of narrow gauge modeling. This photo shows Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 departing the Ophir depot with a passenger train.

West Side Lumber Co. Circa 1940

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
27
Author:
Vincent Pellitteri
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The 15'x21' layout is set in the late 1930s-early 1940s, and is loosely based on the WSLCo prototype. Includes a couple of photos of the layout, including a full-page one of the trestle bridge, and a track plan.

West Side Lumber Co. Circa 1960

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
31
Author:
Bruce Herzog
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The layout measures 20'x2' and is set in 1960, and is based on a fictitious version of the WSLCo. Includes a couple of photos and the track plan.

West Side Lumber Co. Coffin Tank Car No. 5

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
40
Author:
Bruce Herzog
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
The author describes how he built this V&T kit. Includes two photos of the completed model.

Window Glazing for a Tender's Dog House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-01
Page:
54
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author shows how he installed glass (acetate) in his P-B-L K-37 tender's dog house (which is soldered in place). The special technique is how he installed the acetate without removing the dog house from the tender.