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New Haven Memories

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

48

Author:

David Messer

Category:

Railroads

The author's memories of the New Haven Railroad's Valley Branch. Includes prototype photos of NYNH&H locomotives.

Paper Shell Scenery

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

50

Author:

Howard Zane

Category:

Scenery - Mountains

Instead of using plaster, the author used red rosin paper to create base of his scenery. Has lots of scenery construction photos and talks about how to create a tree mat forest.

Keveny Memorial Academy

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

56

Author:

Bill Gill

Category:

Structures - Towns/Cities

Scale:

HO

The author describes how he built a compressed scale replica of this building found in Cohoes. Includes one finished model photo and two prototype photos.

Ex-press Rivets

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

58

Author:

Gerry Leone

Category:

Tools

Using a drill press, the author creates rivets in styrene without going through the expense of purchasing a dedicated rivet puncher. He talks about using this press to create rivets for a PRR flat car on his web site at: http://home.earthlink.net/~mmr346/mmr-cars/mmr-cars1.htm

Santa Fe FT-13 Depressed Center Flat Car

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

61

Author:

Stephen M. Priest

Category:

Freight Cars - Flat Cars

The ATSF only had two of these cars. Prototype photo and scale drawings are included.

More About Plaster

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

64

Author:

Bob Walker

Category:

Scratchbuilding

Scale:

HO

The author is learning how to cast structures in plaster, and this month's experience includes building a masonry building. The finished model is beautiful.

Modeling Soo Line 2600-series Milk Cars

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

66

Author:

David Leider

Category:

Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars

Scale:

HO

These ten cars were built in 1924. The author built his model from a flat car kit, a roof from another kit, and scratchbuilt the main body. Many prototype and model construction photos, as well as scale drawings are included.

Touring the SP Western Division

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

74

Author:

Lloyd Roberts

Category:

Layouts - HO - Medium

Scale:

HO

This around-the-walls with a peninsula layout features a large model of the SP's Oakland Mole passenger station. A sidebar shows how two Walthers kits were combined to create a smelter and refining complex.

Modeling the EBT's Stone Yard Office

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

80

Author:

Richard Newmiller

Category:

Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards

Scale:

HO

This structure was originally built as a farmhouse, but was soon after converted to the yard offices for the EBT's yard in Orbisonia, PA. The author describes how he took the photos, converted those photos to HO-scale, and constructed the model from those drawings. The walls were cast in plaster, and he even copied the exact layout of the random stones. A sidebar on how to scratchbuild double-hung windows is included. There are many prototype and model construction photos accompanying this article.

Essential Freight Cars Part 35

Magazine:

Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01

Page:

90

Author:

Ted Culotta

Category:

Freight Cars - Box Cars

Scale:

HO

This is the first of two installments covering the Pennsylvania X29 boxcar, of which there were almost 19,000 on the road. Several prototype photos are included. The last part of the article covers how to model this car in HO-scale, with several finished model photos.