Articles in Non-S magazines, by Category

American Flyer

"Bill Wood\'s American Flyer Layout"
Author: Jim Kelly
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1988, page 98
Open as part of the 1988 NMRA convention, Bill Wood's 24'x35' walk-in U-shaped layout runs some of his 91 steam locomotives, 44 diesel locomotives, and well over 500 cars. Yes, he's a collector, too.

"Gilbert\'s 50 Year Heritage"
Author: Keith Wills
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1996, page 108
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of American Flyer, the author reviews the company's and S-scale history. In the article he claims there are perhaps 20,000 S-scale modelers and 325 manufactures making product for S-scale.

"The Christmas Train"
Author: Robert D. Turner
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 2004, page 62
An American Flyer train set for Christmas early in the author's life started a life-long love for the hobby. In the process he learned how to save his money to buy what he wanted, and sometimes regretting what he had bought when he saw something he liked more. Rediscovering the A.F. catalogs years later sparked the interest in the hobby again as an adult, who is now into restoring old A.F. equipment.

"Tom Miller\'s 1:20.3 Scale, 45mm Gauge Layout"
Author: Boone Morrison
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, May/Jun 2008, page 22
Although the primary focus of this article is a complete photo tour guide and description of this 45'x90' layout, it also includes a description and photo of his S-scale American Flyer layout on top of a 20'x36' mezzanine inside the main layout building.

Cabooses

"RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2016, page 90
Modeling a Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad caboose in the 1970s era. The author started with a C&O American Models caboose, and added many details, including an interior.

Clubs

"Rewiring 101"
Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: The Derail, May 2017, page 4
The Houston S Gaugers were having some electrical problems with at least one of their modules. With the members of the club being somewhat stumped on where the source of the problem lied, club member Bob (the author) contacted the members of the San Jacinto Model Railroad Club. This club is an all-scale club based in Houston, Texas, of which Bob is also a member (and a past president of the club, too). Two members of the San Jac (as it is called locally) club volunteered, and spent time helping the Houston S Gaugers resolve the issue. Bob wrote this article based on his experience, and why membership in a club has its benefits.

"S-scale/gauge Dates to 1930s"
Author: Bill Fraley
Magazine: NMRA Bulletin, October 2002, page 18
This article covers two topics, namely, the earliest dates of know S-scale-related activities, and the Lehigh Valley S Gaugers club's annual Secret Project.

"The Slim Gauge Guild Model Railroad Club"
Author: Jeff Smith
Magazine: Scale Rails, April 2008

Contests

"2002 NMRA National Model Contest Winners"
Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2002, page 74
Photos of the contest winners' models are shown, including Marcelo Lordeiro of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for his S-scale meter-gauge Sao Paulo Railway 2-6-0.

"21st Century Limited Model Contest"
Author: Jim Hediger, Marty McGuirk
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 2000, page 72
Winners in the National Model Railroad Association's 2000 national contest, including Bob Hogan's "Brass lantern award" for his S scale Western Pacific caboose awarded by the United Transportation Union to the model that best captures the traditional working environment of its members. The model includes a highly detailed interior right down to newspapers on the bunk and a canvas water bag hanging on the rest room door. The article has two photos of his model, one normal one and one showing the interior of the caboose.

"28th Annual Photo Contest Winners"
Author: Mike Schwab
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 2005, page 110
Mike Schwab won first price for digital photos with a photo of a pair of Rio Grande Southern K-27 2-8-2s leading a mixed freight through the rugged terrain on his Sn3 San Lorenzo Southern layout.

"A Lingering Look at Dayton \'75"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1975, page 64
A series of photos of the NMRA convention in Dayton, Ohio. Among the many photos are two of the "William Crooks," a 4-4-0 built for the St. Paul & Pacific in 1861 was the prototype for this S-scale model, which one first place in the steam locomotive category, built from scratch by Reg Bilodeau of Ottowa, Ontario.

"First Place Awards"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 2008, page 95
2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention award winners' models photographed, including Jim Bell's Sn3 D&RGW #485 work train.

"National Model Contest Winners"
Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2004, page 120
Some photos of the winners of the 2004 NMRA convention's contest room, which includes Ken Ehlers' Sn3 scratch-built D&RGW passenger car and caboose.

"Northstar \'99 Model Contest"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 1999, page 68
Includes photos of the contest winners, including Tom Lennon's model of a converted American Flyer 0-8-0 to a scale Northern Pacific model that won the Steam Locomotive contest.

"Prize Parade"
Author: John M. Smith
Magazine: Model Railroader, January 1995, page 105
This page has a photo of the wooden coal tipple that John built to win the on-line structure category at the 1994 NMRA convention.

Electronics

"Juice for Your Juice Jacks"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, March 2009, page 42

"Special Interest Road-crossing Electronics"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Model Railroad News, November 2012

Freight Cars: Box Car

"Rediscovering American Flyer\'s no. 633 Boxcars"
Author: Mark Suek
Magazine: Classic Toy Trains, May 2015, page 54

Freight Cars: Gondola

"Interpreting the Clark Side Dump Gondola in S Gauge"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, December 2011

"S Scale Class GR"
Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #5 December 2003
This is a brief overview of the kit by Funaro & Camerlengo class GR offered by Central Hobby Supply of Syracuse NY.

Freight Cars: Hopper

"C&NW Grain Covered Hoppers in S Scale"
Author: Dan Vandermause
Magazine: C&NWHS Modeler, Volume #10, Issue #1 2017, page 49
This article covers how to model C&NW covered hoppers in S-scale, without any scratchbuilding or kitbashing. Many model photos by several S-scale modelers.

"Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 1"
Author: John R. Porter
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 1978, page 107
The author describes how to scratchbuilt a wooden hopper in S-scale (differences between scales are discussed as they affect materials or steps). This installment describes how to build the center sill, bolsters, end sills and braces, underframe, brake rigging (both K-2 and AB brakes), kingpin blocks, the car's sides, the car's ends, the slope sheets, and assembling and details the superstructure. Includes many detailed drawings.

"Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 2"
Author: John R. Porter
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 1978, page 126
The author continues the article, this time building the center sill slopes, the midframe plates, the bottom slope plates, the hopper doors, and adding detailing, brake rigging, ladders, grab irons, and the couplers.

Inserts

"S Scale Primer"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2011
A special insert into this issue is the S-scale Primer which has current S-scale manufacturer advertisements, and two articles: "The Perfect Size - An Introduction to S Scale", "Getting Started - Your First Steps Toward Fun!". The articles cover a bit of the scale's history and what it takes to get started in the scale.

Layout Construction

"A Layout Is Never Finished"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2015, page 62
The author describes various details he is now adding to his fairly complete Sn3 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.

"Aluminum Backdrops"
Author: Jim Martin
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2010, page 54
Sheet aluminum makes an easy-to-install, seamless backdrop. The author and his wife installed a 30-foot sheet on his S-scale layout.

"Fun with Mirrors"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, March 2010

"Improvements Below the Benchwork"
Author: Bob Stelmach
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 2016

"Layout Height Considerations"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, February 2011, page 52

"Temporary Scenery"
Author: Jim Martin
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July-October 2014, page 60
Don't leave your layout or module sticking out like a sore thumb! Jim provides tricks he uses to quickly get his modules to where they are reasonable show pieces for local shows long before any final structures are ready.

"Troubleshooting Your Layout"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, February 2014, page 52

Layout Design

"Yard Throat Design for Model Railroads"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, July 2009, page 52

Layouts

"(cover photo)"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Scale Rails, June 2008

"A Website Designed for BC&G Modelers Becomes More"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2009

"All American Railroad"
Author: Lou Sassi
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2015
A visit to Bob Spaulding's layout.

"Building a \"What If\" Railroad Under Catenary"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2016
This 12'x39', transition-era Northeastern line layout focuses on heavy electric power. Includes layout's track plan.

"California Dreaming in S Scale"
Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: Model Railroader, September 2013, page 56
Bob visits the father-and-son layout of Bob and Brian Jackson, the Central California RR, a 27'x39' layout set in the mid to late 1950s.

"Diamond Stacks to the Sierra Nevada"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2010

"Forest City & Southern"
Author: Nigel Bowyer
Magazine: Continental Modeller, August 2014, page 524
The author describes his first permanent layout, which also includes a switch to S-scale. It is an American-themed switching layout (a preview photo can be seen on this page).

"Jess Bennett\'s Great Northern Pacific"
Author: Jess Bennett
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 1985
Jess describes how he built his 20'x44' layout, and how he enjoys scratch-building steam locomotives.

"Joel Shank\'s Sn3 Rio Grande Southern"
Author: Dick Roberts
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2001, page 50
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.

"Kaw Valley Line"
Author: Dan Munson
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2017, page 42
A layout article about Mike Fyten's Kaw Valley Line. This issue's cover photo is also of Mike's layout. The article covers the benchwork, trackwork, and scenery of the layout. Aisle space and operations are important to Mike, so those are discussed as well. In addition to the many photos, a full track plan is included.

"Manufacturers Build an Sn3 Layout"
Author: Jon Clinton Stetz
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 1990
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.

"Meet at Del Rio on the Narrow Gauge"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2007

"Modeling New York City in S Scale"
Author: Mike Palmiter
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 1992, page 70
The author started off in HO scale, then switched to N scale, and finally settled in S scale. Each time he focused on urban modeling. The layout features concrete canyons with elevated rails providing passenger service. Freight runs at ground level.

"Monon in Miniature"
Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: The Hoosier Line, August 2011

"Monon\'s Fourth Subdivision"
Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, August 2013, page 40
Roger's layout fits within a 1,200 square-foot basement, with staging yards going into the garage. The layout is set in Indiana and features many interchanges with other railroads. In addition to many layout photographs, there is also a track plan included.

"My Sn3 Denver, South Park & Southern"
Author: Joe Brooke
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jan/Feb 2008

"Narrow Gauge Through the San Juan Mountains"
Author: Bob Kuchar
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 2003, page 76
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.

"Next Stop Linwood!"
Author: Paul Dolkos
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2001, page 52
Paul visits Mike Fyten's Kaw Valley model railroad, which is set in rural eastern Kansas in the early 1950s. It measures 28'x28' in a mostly around-the-walls layout with one peninsula. Mike based his model on the real Linwood, Kansas, which was located along the Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western, an electric interurban line that ran through Linwood on its way from Kansas City to Lawrence. The article includes many photos, a track plan, and a short bio about Mike.

"NNGC Preview: The Layouts of St. Louis"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2010, page 59
Continuing to report about the layouts open for this convention, this installment covers Tom Troughton's Sn3 layout, John Waite's Sn3 layout, Richard Severance's On3 layout, Mike Van Hove's HO-scale layout, Roger Duffield's layout, Hal Shaffer's On3 layout, and John Scherr's HOn3 layout.

"NNGC Preview: The Layouts of St. Louis Pt. III"
Author: Gary Hoover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2010, page 59
Shows photos of Greg Gray's O-scale, John Kalin's Sn3, and Herb Gilden's HO-scale layouts.

"Preserving Pennsylvania\'s Railroad History"
Author: Roy Hoffman
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2004, page 66
The author built a freelanced S-scale layout set in Pennsylvania to preserve the railroading heritage of the state. After describing how he got into S-scale, the author describes the operations on his layout, building a 15-foot long mountain, tall structures representing Philadelphia, and moving into DCC and Sn3.

"Quality of Quantity"
Author: Lou Sassi
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 2015
Photos and track plan of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 D&RGW layout.

"Rewriting History on the Kaw Valley RR"
Author: Don Ball
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2015, page 32
The author writes about Mike Fyten's 28'x28' layout to bring readers up-to-speed on the progress Mike has made on his layout since the magazine's last visit in August of 2001.

"Riding the \"Cookie Box\" Extra"
Author: David Steer
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1996, page 73
The story and model are based on the adventures of two railfans to the RGS in 1950.

"Right-sizing Mountains and Industries"
Author: Paul Dolkos
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2015
The author describes Sam Powell's Penn Creek Valley RR. This 16'x27' (with a 10'x10' extension), freelanced-layout is set in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1956.

"Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2002, page 64
Ken models the Colorado rockies in the 1930s in his 15'x19' Sn3 layout.

"S is for Scarecrow"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2009

"S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past"
Author: Keith Thompson
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 2001, page 106
Photos by Bob Werre. Bob Christopherson changed from Sn3 to S standard gauge by simply moving the rail out to the correct gauge. This meant that some equipment couldn't run on the layout, but he solved that by moving the clock forward from the 1940s to 1957. Includes layout photos and a track plan of the Columbia Valley & Western, an 18'x19' "M"-shaped layout.

"S Scale Great Northern Pacific"
Author: Jess Bennett
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2004, page 52
Photos by Bob Werre. Beautiful photos of big vistas accompany this article about the author's 33-year old layout that fits in a 20'x44' space. The layout is set in the mid 1950s and models a freelance of various western railroads in northern Idaho. The article describes the process of building a house into which the layout was planned, how the author uses natural materials for scenery, and how his hobby within the hobby is scratch-building steam locomotives (50 of them!).

"S Scale New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Trackside Model Railroading, August 2016
This article has lots of pictures of Dick Karnes' NYW&B layout. It covers 54 pages. In addition there are links to four videos of his layout on their web site.

"Steam\'s Last Days on a West Virginia Short Line"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2011, page 26
Brook Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley layout.

"Superdetailed Layout Built for Travel"
Author: Jon Addison
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2007, page 57
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 Animas & Lobato Southern"
Author: Bill Black
Magazine: Narrow Gauge Downunder, April 2013

"The Buffalo Creek & Gauley in S Scale"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railmodel Journal, February 2007

"The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R."
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 2006, page 52
A beautiful rendition of the standard gauge shortline in West Virginia. It still used steam in the early 1960s. Includes layout photos, track plan, and structure sketches done by the author to capture the flavor of a structure before building it. Includes information about the BC&G today.

"The Burlington Route along Route 66"
Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2016
This 19'x30' transition-era layout models the Q from Chicago toward St. Louis. Includes layout's track plan.

"The Carson and Silverado"
Author: John Merten
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 2012

"The Cheyenne Mountain RR"
Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1989, page 58
Bob writes about how Rusty Paulus came about his layout and the improvements he has made to it. Many of the Houston S Gaugers' original members have contributed to the layout. Includes many layout photos and a track plan. The layout measures 12' x 26', and has two levels.

"The Crested Butte & Northern"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 1995, page 116
The author describes his 10'x23' layout set in 1938.

"The Northbound Local"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2006, page 50
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 Other Side of the Catskills"
Author: Ed Loizeaux
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2005, page 28
The article covers Ed's NYC-based 20'x30' layout's planning, design, and construction. Includes a track plan, many photos, and a sidebar about getting others to help with the construction of the layout.

"The Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2003, page 52
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 Penn Creek Valley"
Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1975, page 48
Sam describes his layout and how he acquired and built the layout's equipment. Even though S is a minority scale, Sam still has 7 steam engines, one A-B diesel set, 40 freight cars, and 6 passenger cars operating on his layout. In addition to the many photos of his layout, a track plan is included, as well as ways in which the reader can get additional information about S-scale.

"The Rio Grande Southern at Dolores: an Sn3 diorama"
Author: Mark Kramer
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1995, page 60
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 Rio Grande Southern in Sn3 - My New Pandora & San Miguel Railway"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 2016

"The S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 1993, page 124
The real Buffalo Creek & Gauley was an 18-mile West Virginia short line. Brooks has modeled that using S-scale hi-rail track and large flanges, but you have to look long and hard to see that through all of the scenery and details that are on this 22'x28' layout. The layout is set in 1962, three years before the BC&G went out of business. The article includes lots of photos, and a full-color track plan.

"The S Scale Sierra Northern"
Author: Bob Hogan
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2013, page 40
Bob's layout was open as part of the 2013 NMRA convention. In this article he describes his current layout, which is mostly S standard gauge after 25 years of modeling Sn3. The new layout features the Southern Pacific in Sierra Nevada set between 1950 and 1956, and it is built into a dedicated 24'x26' building. The article includes many layout photos, and the layout's track plan.

"The S Scale Workshop"
Author: Jim Martin
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2008, page 84
The author introduces the Free-mo style club layout built and shown by The S Scale Workshop, an south-central Ontario, Canada group. Several modules are described, and each include a track plan drawing.

"The Sn3 San Juan Central"
Author: Sam Furukawa
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Mar/Apr 2010

"The Traveling Chili Line"
Author: Steve Amitrano
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2008, page 36
Steve Amitrano's Sn3 layout is designed to be moved often, although it takes up about 9 by 11 feet.

"The West Side Lumber Co."
Author: Steve Anderson
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 2000, page 66
In this is a 10' x 10' layout set in the late 1950s, the author attempted to capture the feel of a set of specific scenes of Tuolumne, California. In addition to covering the construction of the layout, he also talks about how all the structures had to be scratch-built, which locomotives he uses, and how he built the scenery. Included are lots of photos of the layout, and a track plan.

"Trinity, Colorado in Sn3"
Author: John Fairline
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jan/Feb 2011

"Two West Virginia Railroads in S Gauge - BC&G and Elk River Coal & Lumber Co."
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jan/Feb 2013

"Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe"
Author: Ken Jaglinski
Magazine: Scale Rails, August 2009

Locomotives: Climax

"Converting an On30 Bachmann Climax to S Gauge Elk river Coal & Lumber Company Climax #3"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, May/Jun 2015

"Modeling a Mysterious Climax"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, November 2014, page 12
Brooks converted a Bachmann On30 Class B Climax to an S-scale standard gauge Class C Climax.

Locomotives: Diesel

"B&O Alco RS-1 - Twice"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2015, page 54
Wanting to occasionally operate his layout in a more modern setting, Brooks decides to add an RS-1 to his layout. However, with one currently not available (Railmaster Hobbies makes a kit but they are currently out of production), he converts an American Models RS-3. Not happy with his initial attempt, he rebuilds it to where the body is essentially scratch-built. Many construction photos of both attempts are shown. He also covers the installation of DCC and sound and how he painted and lettered the model.

"S scale SW1 Diesel Switcher Looks Good and Runs Smoothly"
Author: Jim Kelly
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2000, page 16
The author gave a glowing review of the SW1 switcher engine model by S-Helper Service.

"Scratchbuild A Diesel Shell From Styrene"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, January 2017
Brooks describes how he built the Whitcomb 65-ton.

Locomotives: Electric

"Heavy Electric Fan"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2016, page 36
After introducing his roots in areas where heavy electric locomotives were common in his childhood, the author describes his 1955-era layout, which features those types of locomotives. Includes a model and a prototype photo of a New Haven EP-5.

"Kitbashing an NYC Class DEf 2-D-2 Locomotive"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2006, page 72
The model, which took Best in Show at the 2000 National Association of S Gaugers Convention, is based on the NYC's first diesel locomotive purchase. The author built it using two spliced-together Precision Scale On3 Forney locomotive frames and brass shapes.

"PRR\'s P5A Electric Motor in S-Scale"
Author: Keith Thompson
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #75 Autumn 2010
After a brief description of this prototype engine, the author describes how he scratchbuilt this electric locomotive from various commercial parts and many castings he made himself. Includes prototype and many model photos.

Locomotives: Shay

"Getting Better Performance from Your MDC Shay"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 1994, page 92
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.

Locomotives: Steam

"Converting Bachmann On30 Locomotive to S"
Author: Bob Stelmach
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, April 2015
Also includes the cover photo. Modeling by Bob, photos by Brooks Stover.

"Detroit Yukon Mining Co.\'s Porter No. 4 in Sn3"
Author: Rene Gourley
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2006, page 56
The author built a Backwoods Miniatures 7-ton 0-4-0 into an 0-4-0T Porter. Includes two model and two prototype photos.

"Die-cast steam locomotive kits: S scale"
Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1976, page 100

"Sn3 Rio Grande Southern C-17 2-8-0"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 1997, page 33
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.

"Window Glazing for a Tender\'s Dog House"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2014, page 54
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.

M.O.W.

"An Auxiliary Water and Coal Car for OX"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2015, page 70
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.

"Building a Lorain Model 27 Tracked Shovel"
Author: Bill Busacca
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2008, page 68
The author describes how he converted an International Models TT-scale Bucyrus Erie shovel into an S-scale model. Includes photos of the completed model.

Manufacturers

"A Sound Victory"
Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2004, page 58
Annual readers poll Product of the Year results: S-scale rolling stock was won by River Raisin Models' troop sleepers and kitchen cars. Southwind Models won the S-scale locomotives category with its brass version of Baltimore & Ohio's class EM-1 2-8-8-4 steam locomotive.

"A Visit to PBL"
Author: George Hall
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1995, page 74
The text describes the history of the company and what the company is currently working on. The photos document the Sn3 layout that is at the company's location.

"And the Winners Are..."
Author: Paul Schmidt
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2002, page 58
The 2001 Readers' Choice Awards includes S-scale's American Models' Budd streamlined passenger car set, and S-Helper Service's A and B set of EMD Phase II F3s.

"Modeling the Mighty PRR in S Scale Today"
Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, May 2006

"Presenting the Winners of the 1999 Readers\' Choice Awards"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2000, page 72
Shows each of the new-for-1999 products that received the most votes, including S-Helper Service's PS-2 three-bay hopper, B.T.S.' Orbisonia Station structure kit, and Pennsylvania Heritage Models' Budd RDC.

"Reader\'s Choice Awards"
Author: Melanie Buellesbach
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2001, page 46
For the year 2000, S-Helper Service won the S-scale Locomotive award for their SW1 introduced that year. They also won the S-scale Rolling Stock award for their 40-foot reefer. River Raisin won the S-scale Structures award for their pin-connected Pratt bridge.

"S Curves"
Author: Roy Hoffman
Magazine: Model Railroad News
Regular monthly column in the magazine starting in about 2007. The column was later taken over by Dick Karnes.

"Steam is Still King!"
Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2003, page 56
Readers' Choice Awards for 2002, where for S-scale, S-Helper Service's F7 and Lehigh Valley 55-ton two-bay composite hopper took first place in each category.

Operations

"Adding Operations to a Model Railroad"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2009

"Dots And Dashes Telegraph for Your Railroad"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2016, page 58
The author describes how he incorporated telegraphing messages to and from the dispatcher, to enhance the operations on his S-scale layout. The article covers how to assemble the electronics, how to install the system on the layout, and how model telegraphing actually works in an operation session.

"Operations on the NYW&B"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2012, page 42
Dick's layout will be open as part of the 32nd National Narrow Gauge. In this article he covers the design and implementation of his layout which has lots of electric engines, overhead wiring, and beautiful scenery, all done in the minority scale of S.

"Passenger Operations on the NYW&B"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, September 2013, page 52

"So You Want to Run a Railroad"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, August 2010

Painting & Weathering

"Using Slides as Backdrop Painting Guides"
Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1978, page 74
The author shows how he photographs a real scene, has the slide developed, and then projects the slide onto the backdrop of his layout. He then traces and paints the scene over top of the projected image. Photos from his S-scale layout show the results.

Passenger Cars

"A Wood Passenger Car"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2009, page 69
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.

"Building an MU Train"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2017, page 90
This issue's RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award went to Dick for his description of how he models powered and non-powered MU electric cars. Includes many photos, including underbody detailing.

"Modeling C&NW 800 Series Coaches in S Scale"
Author: Dan Vandermause
Magazine: C&NWHS Modeler, Volume #9, Issue #1 2016, page 3
After describing the prototypes for these passenger cars, the author details how he modeled them in S-scale using Union Station Products laser-cut car sides and American Models cars (as the core kits). The article includes lots of detail photos of the construction process.

Philosophy

"Breaking Marley\'s Chains - On2 to S"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Layout Design Journal, Winter 2012, page 4
Trevor describes his decision to switch scales and gauges from On2 to S-scale, standard gauge. Includes photos of his new layout.

"Thinking About S Scale"
Author: Andy Sperandeo
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2001, page 6
Andy describes the positive aspects for modeling in S-scale (1:64), including Sn3.

Photos

"A St. Louis 10th"
Author: William C. Schaumburg
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1991, page 134
This article about the 10th National Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis, Missouri includes one photo of John Kalin's Sn3 layout.

"Along the Line"
Author: Art Cominio
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2002, page 146
Rio Grande Southern's "Galloping Goose" motor car no. 4, as modeled in Sn3 by Joe Brooke.

"Along the Line"
Author: Pat Gerstle
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2000, page 150
The last page of the issue includes a photo of the author's Sn3 K-37 rolling onto a turntable.

"Boomer Trail"
Author: J. Richard Arsenault
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 1977, page 52
The author scratch-built an S-scale version of Paul Dolkos' "J.D. Owen Coal Co." coal yard.

"Model of the Month"
Author: Simon Parent
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 1997, page 71
Simon won the award for modeling Canadian National class J-3b 4-6-2 Pacific #5076.

"Stoner, Colorado, May 31, 1947 in Sn3"
Author: Bill Busacca
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2008, page 26
Photos of Bill's scene which measures 3'x6'.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2002, page 88
Photos of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 and Roy Hoffman's S and Sn3 layout.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2002
Degulbeef & Cradding RR's two-truck Shay backs out of her shed before trundling off to work at Port Cradding Harbor. Alexander Zelkin of Le Mans, France, took this photo on his Sn3 diorama.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Bob Hogan
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 1994, page 101
A photo of Bob Hogan's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Bob Kuchar
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2004, page 135
Photo of Bob's Sn3 layout, Buffalo Valley RR, running a Mogul in a snow scene.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 1994, page 100
A photo of Brooks Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 2015
A full-page photo of an S-Helper Service 2-8-0 on Bob Stelmach's Red Pine & Oxville railroad.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 2015, page 72
Two-page photo of Brooks' B&O 2-8-8-0 and the Climax engines.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Frank Titman
Magazine: Model Railroader, January 2001, page 99
A full-page photo of Frank's Red Dot Mine taken on his 50-year old Spiral Hill layout.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Jon Addison
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2003, page 89
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"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, September 2001, page 69
A full-page photo of Ken's Sn3 Colorado & Southern layout is included on page 69, showing several levels of scenery.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2005, page 128
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.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Peter Moffett
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2003, page 79
Peter Moffett photographed an empty log train heading for the reload on his Sn42 Trout Creek Lumber Co. layout. The layout is set in Northern Ontario's lumber stands during the 1930s and features geared locomotives, small diesels, and several logging scenes.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Philippe Coquet
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2008, page 99
A photo of Philippe's modernday diorama featuring a BN locomotive and a shoe store in Buffalo, New York.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Randy Meyer
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2001, page 71
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. The author's layout was open for that year's NMRA convention.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Simon Parent
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 1997, page 70
Simon's Canadian National #5076 moves across a scratch-built bridge in this two-page photo.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Stan Stokrocki
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1987, page 83
Two photos of a 2x6 module Stan built, showing off his Hudson Central MP15 engines which he scratch-built.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: various
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2004, page 114
Contains a photo of Dave Woodrell's Sn3 layout, and of Paul Scoles' Sn3 Pelican Bay Ry. & Navigation Co.

"Updated and Back in Service"
Author: Philippe Coquet
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2001, page 146
The last page of the issue has a photo of a Denver & Rio Grande caboose #01507 set in a scene the author modeled as it appeared in the early 1980s.

Product Review

"AAR 1937 Steel Boxcar: S scale"
Author: Lee Rainey
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1994, page 87
The author reviews the various kits available for this car, which the prototype produced from 1939 through 1944. The dimensional data and lettering were all accurate, and the kits are easy to build. The majority of the article covers how to build these kits.

"AAR Steel 40\'-6\" Boxcar: S scale"
Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1984, page 121
The author reviews the then-newly released American Models all-steel, injection-molded in ABS plastic, box car. Comparing it against prototype plans, the author judged it to be as close as he had ever seen to cars produced in between 1941 and 1946. The review sample was ready-to-run, but the other bought 7 additional cars which were all kits.

"SouthWind Models Pullman"
Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1991, page 88
The author reviews the brass Pullman sleeper car by SouthWind Models, after a substantial review of the prototype car.

Prototype Modeling

"New York Central Modeling in S Scale"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NYC Modeler, Vol. 4 No. 1 2014

Scenery

"Building the Swamp"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Scale Rails, April 2007

"Creating a Landslide"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2012
The author described how he dealt with the dark shadows formed by the mountain on the layout's backdrop.

"How to Make Tree Covered Hills"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 2012
The author describes the challenges facing a modeler who wants to model lots of trees.

"How to Model Realistic Rock Outcroppings"
Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2017, page 50

"Model Realistic Tall Grass"
Author: Peter Ross
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 2006, page 74
The author describes how he used a home-built static-charge applicator (not described in the article) to effectively model tall grass on his S-scale New-Zealand-based layout.

"Modeling an autumn Forest Background"
Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, November 2014, page 28
How to place trees for the best effect.

"Rusting Barrel and Tank Bands"
Author: Harold Minkwitz
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2008, page 67
The author describes how he built barrels with bands that appear rusted, for his Sn42 layout.

"The Making of Wharf Street"
Author: Art Fahey
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2007

Shows

"\"East Meets West\": San Jose S Scale Convention"
Author: Don Fiehmann
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1978, page 82
This article covers the author's visit to the 4th annual NASG convention in San Jose, California, organized by the East & West S Gauge Model Railroad Club. The author, an HO-scale modeler, was invited to do a clinic presentation, hence his attendance at the convention. (Note that according to our records, it was actually the sixth NASG convention)

"2002 National Narrow Gauge Convention Report"
Author: Steve Sint
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2003, page 93
The report on the convention includes a photo of Jon Addison's Sn3 portable layout.

"2012 National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2012, page 76
This preview articles covers Dave Woodrell's Sn3, Dale Kreutzer's Sn3, Di Voss' HO-scale, Bob Christopherson's Sn3, Roger Nulton's S-scale, and JJ Johnston's HO-scale layouts, with photos of each.

"28th National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview of Seattle Layouts"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2008, page 61
Several photos of layouts that will be open during the convention, including Dale Kreutzer's Sn3 RGS, Bill Busacca's Sn3 RGS, Russ Segner's Sn3 D&RGW, Dave Woodrell's Sn3 RGS, and Brian Ellerby Sn3 Copper River & Yukon layouts.

"A Look Ahead to the 2004 National Narrow Gauge Convention"
Author: Jim Vail
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2004, page 74
The article's lead photo is of Don Harper's Sn3 layout, who was open during the convention.

"Calgary Contest"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1979, page 86
This article shows photos taken at the NMRA convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1979. Among the entries is one by Ray Clifford of this scratch-built coaling shed in S-scale.

"Collinsville, CT"
Author: William Schaumburg
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, August 2012, page 90
This article contains photos taken by the author at the Collinsville, Connecticut, New England/Northeast Prototype Modelers Meet, which includes photos of Pieter Roos' KCS rebuilt USRA 40-foot box car and an S-Helper Service FGEX reefer which had its roof replaced by a new one he had cast.

"Domes Show Gallery"
Author: Ron Schlicht
Magazine: All Scale Rails, May/Jun 2015, page 15
Two photos of the Badgerland S Gaugers' club layout at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

"Editor\'s Notebook"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2006, page 108
Trevor reports on the 2006 Copetown Train Show held in CopeTown, Ontario. His particular emphasis was on the S Scale Workshop's new Free-mo style layout built just months before this show. Article includes one photo of their layout.

"Hickory"
Author: William C. Schaumburg
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2011, page 98
A brief report and several photos of 31st National Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, NC. Photos include a couple of Lee Rainey's Sn2 module as part of the Sn2 Free-mo setup.

"Join Us In Seattle NMRA National July 4-11, 2004"
Author: Russ Segner
Magazine: Model Railroading, March 2004, page 30
Dave Woodrell's layout was open for the convention, and so the article contains a photo of his Sn3 RGS layout.

"Previewing the 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention"
Author: Bob Bennett
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2007, page 74
Includes a photo of the Sn2 Free-Mo group's layout (showing Lee Rainey), David Keith's Sn2 module, and a photo of Art Fahey's Sn2 layout, which was open for the tour.

"Prototype Rails Show Models"
Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2015, page 15
A photo of Steve Wolcott's 2-6-0 is shown as the model is still under construction.

"Report on the 2010 Toronto RPM Meet"
Author: Vince Pugliese
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2010, page 55
Included in this article is a photo of Andy Malette's scratchbuilt CNR K3d Pacific. It is the pilot model for a kit MLW Services is producing.

"S and O Scale National Convention Reports"
Author: Jim Boyd
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1978, page 76
The author covers the 1978 NASG Convention held in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was the keynote speaker at the banquet. The second half of the article is by William C. Schaumburg, reporting on the Scale O National Convention held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

"S Scale Modeling in Southeastern Michigan"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, April 2016, page 32
Co-author Gaylord Gill. The article covers the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers club and the 2016 NASG Convention in Novi, Michigan. The cover photo of the issue is also of an S-scale layout.

"The 36th Annual Meeting of the PRRT&HS"
Author: Robert D. Brubaker
Magazine: The Keystone, Winter 2004, page 7
This article covers the annual convention of the Society. It contains a photo of the S-scale layout shown at the Cincinnati Union Terminal. It also lists Bob Davis as having won first place in the Cabin Car, Other competition with his S-scale PRR N6b cabin car.

"The MRIA Show at Denver"
Author: Jim Boyd
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1977, page 120
A brief review of the NMRA convention that year in Denver includes the lone photo taken at the Evergreen Styrene booth of Brian Ellerby's Sn3 diorama.

"The Upcoming 23rd Annual Sn3 Symposium"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2008, page 89
Photos of layouts open for the tour accompany the information about the Sn3 convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

"Toronto\'s 2011 RPM Meet"
Author: Vince Pugliese
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2011, page 64
Many photos of the models shown at the show. Includes a photo of an Sn42 American Smelting and Refining Company 25-ton ore car built by Chris Abbott, and of his Sn2 C&Y box car.

"Trainfest 2015"
Author: Bonnie Domrois
Magazine: All Scale Rails, Jan/Feb 2016, page 7
Photos of Ron Schlicht's American Flyer layout and the Badgerland S Gaugers layout.

"Trainfest 2016 Show Gallery"
Author: Bonnie Domrois
Magazine: All Scale Rails, Jan/Feb 2017, page 78
Three photos of the Badgerland S Gaugers layout at the 2016 Trainfest show. Also one photo of Ron Schlicht's layout.

Structures

"(bridge-building)"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, May 2017, page 18

"A Tour of the Iron Mountain Stamp Mill"
Author: Jerry Wilson
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2005, page 63
The author describes how he kitbashed the Western Scale Models stamp mill to fit his era. Includes lots of close-up photos and discusses the animation he added to the model.

"Building the Timberline Miner\'s Union Hotel"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2012, page 66
The author describes how he scratch-built the remote location's hotel next to his recently-completed mine. Includes lots of photos of the project.

"Building the Timberline No. 1 Mine Part I"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2013, page 74
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"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2013, page 64
The author describes building the head house and mine building. Includes lots of construction photos of the model.

"Cumbres Depot"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, August 2016, page 82
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this D&RGW depot, including how to make a mold and cast roof braces.

"Easy Station Platforms"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2001, page 66

"Finishing the Frenda (part 2)"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2016, page 84
This installment finalizes the S structure, by building two buildings that sit on top of the structure built in the previous month's issue.

"Frenda Mine (part 1)"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2016, page 82
The author needed a small mine for his Sn3 D&RGW layout. The article shows how to measure and fit a new structure into existing scenery, and how to start with scratchbuilding the structure.

"Griswell Grocery Warehouse"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, December 2010

"How to Build an Abandoned Mine"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2014
After ten years of staring at an empty spot on his layout, the author has finally built an abandoned mine in the space. Brooks describes how he modeled the abandoned building and the techniques he used for the materials he chose. Includes a good number of close-up photos. On page 78 of the issue is a photo of Brooks' Baltimore & Ohio class EL-3 2-8-8-0 #7136.

"Kitbashing a Union Station"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2000, page 74

"Kitbashing the Kerosene Refinery at Rio Dell"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2007, page 58
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.

"Lime Kilns of Santa Cruz County"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, May/Jun 2009

"Lumber Yard for Silverado"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 2012

"Modeling the BC&G\'s Dundon Shops"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, August 2011

"Non-Traditional Building Techniques for Model Railroaders"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Scale Rails, May 2006

"Old Building, New Techniques"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2006, page 46
The author built an S-scale logging supply store copying Earl Smallshaw's HO-scale Perkins Produce. He used foam core board and polymer clay to build this structure.

"One Day (Really?)"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2013, page 60
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.

"Recycling an Old Trestle Model"
Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2016, page 38
The author describes the process he went through to integrate an existing trestle bridge he was given, into an existing space of his layout. Includes many photos of area of the layout affected by this "surgery".

"Rural Freight House"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2016, page 80
The scratchbuilt structure is based on the building found on the D&RGW's narrow-gauge line in Gato, Colorado.

"S Scale Gas Station Kitbash"
Author: Charles Ansell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2003, page 59
Using American Model Builders' Dill's Market kit to build this gas station. Includes two model photos.

"Sage of the Square Footer"
Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2015, page 88
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.

"Steel Station Beams"
Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2001, page 79

"The Cheltenham Granary"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2012, page 55
The author describes how he modeled a granary that used stone walls for the lower half and exposed cribbed wood walls for the upper half. Includes a sidebar on how crib joints are made. Includes many construction photos.

"The Evans\' General Store"
Author: John H. Long, Jr.
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1995, page 61
The author scratch-builts a model of a family-owned general store in small-town Pennsylvania. Includes prototype photos, scaled drawings, model photos, and a parts list.

"The Payne Mine Tram House"
Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Sep/Oct 2011

"Timber Trestles on the C&TT Railroad"
Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2013, page 73
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.

"Wawa Tower in S-Scale"
Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #53 December 2007
Model photos of this structure.

Tools

"11 Ways to Make Peel-n-stick Parts"
Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2015, page 40
Brooks shows how he uses adhesive transfer tape to make his own peel-n-stick parts. Includes many photos on various usages.

Vehicles

"Modeling Cowl-Length REA Delivery Trucks"
Author: V.S. Roseman
Magazine: Model Railroading, December 2003, page 42
REA would use old, but functional trucks during busy times, so one would see Model T delivery trucks into the 1950s sometimes. This article covers how to kitbash a HO-scale Jordan 1929 REA Ford. Also discussed are how to model a 1/35 Chevrolet truck, and an S-scale REA truck. The article includes lots of model photos.

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