Articles in Non-S magazines, by Magazine Issue

All Scale Rails May/Jun, 2015

"Domes Show Gallery"
Author: Ron Schlicht
Category: Shows
Page: 15
Online: Issue, article, or web site
Two photos of the Badgerland S Gaugers' club layout at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

All Scale Rails Jan/Feb, 2016

"Trainfest 2015"
Author: Bonnie Domrois
Category: Shows
Page: 7
Online: Issue, article, or web site
Photos of Ron Schlicht's American Flyer layout and the Badgerland S Gaugers layout.

All Scale Rails Jan/Feb, 2017

"Trainfest 2016 Show Gallery"
Author: Bonnie Domrois
Category: Shows
Page: 78
Three photos of the Badgerland S Gaugers layout at the 2016 Trainfest show. Also one photo of Ron Schlicht's layout.

C&NWHS Modeler Volume #9, Issue #1, 2016

"Modeling C&NW 800 Series Coaches in S Scale"
Author: Dan Vandermause
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

C&NWHS Modeler Volume #10, Issue #1, 2017

"C&NW Grain Covered Hoppers in S Scale"
Author: Dan Vandermause
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
Page: 49
Online: Issue, article, or web site
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.

Classic Toy Trains May, 2015

"Rediscovering American Flyer\'s no. 633 Boxcars"
Author: Mark Suek
Category: Freight Cars: Box Car
Page: 54

Continental Modeller August, 2014

"Forest City & Southern"
Author: Nigel Bowyer
Category: Layouts
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).

Great Model Railroads 1992

"Modeling New York City in S Scale"
Author: Mike Palmiter
Category: Layouts
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.

Great Model Railroads 2005

"The Other Side of the Catskills"
Author: Ed Loizeaux
Category: Layouts
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.

Great Model Railroads 2008

"The Traveling Chili Line"
Author: Steve Amitrano
Category: Layouts
Page: 36
Steve Amitrano's Sn3 layout is designed to be moved often, although it takes up about 9 by 11 feet.

Great Model Railroads 2010

"Diamond Stacks to the Sierra Nevada"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Layouts

Great Model Railroads 2011

"Steam\'s Last Days on a West Virginia Short Line"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts
Page: 26
Brook Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley layout.

Great Model Railroads 2015

"Right-sizing Mountains and Industries"
Author: Paul Dolkos
Category: Layouts
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.

Great Model Railroads 2016

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

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

Layout Design Journal Winter, 2012

"Breaking Marley\'s Chains - On2 to S"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Category: Philosophy
Page: 4
Online: Issue, article, or web site
Trevor describes his decision to switch scales and gauges from On2 to S-scale, standard gauge. Includes photos of his new layout.

Model Railroad News

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

Model Railroad News November, 2012

"Special Interest Road-crossing Electronics"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Electronics

Model Railroader November, 1978

"Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 1"
Author: John R. Porter
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
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.

Model Railroader December, 1978

"Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 2"
Author: John R. Porter
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
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.

Model Railroader February, 1985

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

Model Railroader July, 1987

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Stan Stokrocki
Category: Photos
Page: 83
Two photos of a 2x6 module Stan built, showing off his Hudson Central MP15 engines which he scratch-built.

Model Railroader July, 1988

"Bill Wood\'s American Flyer Layout"
Author: Jim Kelly
Category: American Flyer
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.

Model Railroader July, 1989

"The Cheyenne Mountain RR"
Author: Bob Werre
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader August, 1990

"Manufacturers Build an Sn3 Layout"
Author: Jon Clinton Stetz
Category: Layouts
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 Railroader December, 1993

"The S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader March, 1994

"Getting Better Performance from Your MDC Shay"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Category: Locomotives: Shay
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.

Model Railroader November, 1994

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Photos
Page: 100
A photo of Brooks Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Bob Hogan
Category: Photos
Page: 101
A photo of Bob Hogan's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern.

Model Railroader January, 1995

"Prize Parade"
Author: John M. Smith
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader March, 1995

"The Crested Butte & Northern"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Category: Layouts
Page: 116
The author describes his 10'x23' layout set in 1938.

Model Railroader July, 1995

"A Visit to PBL"
Author: George Hall
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Model Railroader May, 1997

"Model of the Month"
Author: Simon Parent
Category: Photos
Page: 71
Simon won the award for modeling Canadian National class J-3b 4-6-2 Pacific #5076.

Model Railroader June, 1997

"Sn3 Rio Grande Southern C-17 2-8-0"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Category: Locomotives: Steam
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.

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Simon Parent
Category: Photos
Page: 70
Simon's Canadian National #5076 moves across a scratch-built bridge in this two-page photo.

Model Railroader October, 1999

"Northstar \'99 Model Contest"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader February, 2000

"The West Side Lumber Co."
Author: Steve Anderson
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader April, 2000

"S scale SW1 Diesel Switcher Looks Good and Runs Smoothly"
Author: Jim Kelly
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
Page: 16
The author gave a glowing review of the SW1 switcher engine model by S-Helper Service.

Model Railroader June, 2000

"Along the Line"
Author: Pat Gerstle
Category: Photos
Page: 150
The last page of the issue includes a photo of the author's Sn3 K-37 rolling onto a turntable.

Model Railroader August, 2000

"Presenting the Winners of the 1999 Readers\' Choice Awards"
Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Model Railroader November, 2000

"21st Century Limited Model Contest"
Author: Jim Hediger, Marty McGuirk
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader January, 2001

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Frank Titman
Category: Photos
Page: 99
A full-page photo of Frank's Red Dot Mine taken on his 50-year old Spiral Hill layout.

Model Railroader February, 2001

"S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past"
Author: Keith Thompson
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader April, 2001

"Updated and Back in Service"
Author: Philippe Coquet
Category: Photos
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.

Model Railroader June, 2001

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Randy Meyer
Category: Photos
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.

Model Railroader August, 2001

"Thinking About S Scale"
Author: Andy Sperandeo
Category: Philosophy
Page: 6
Andy describes the positive aspects for modeling in S-scale (1:64), including Sn3.

"Reader\'s Choice Awards"
Author: Melanie Buellesbach
Category: Manufacturers
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.

"Next Stop Linwood!"
Author: Paul Dolkos
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader September, 2001

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Category: Photos
Page: 69
A full-page photo of Ken's Sn3 Colorado & Southern layout is included on page 69, showing several levels of scenery.

Model Railroader June, 2002

"Along the Line"
Author: Art Cominio
Category: Photos
Page: 146
Rio Grande Southern's "Galloping Goose" motor car no. 4, as modeled in Sn3 by Joe Brooke.

Model Railroader August, 2002

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Category: Photos
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.

"And the Winners Are..."
Author: Paul Schmidt
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Model Railroader October, 2002

"Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Category: Layouts
Page: 64
Ken models the Colorado rockies in the 1930s in his 15'x19' Sn3 layout.

"2002 NMRA National Model Contest Winners"
Author: David Popp
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader December, 2002

"Trackside Photos"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Photos
Page: 88
Photos of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 and Roy Hoffman's S and Sn3 layout.

Model Railroader May, 2003

"Narrow Gauge Through the San Juan Mountains"
Author: Bob Kuchar
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader June, 2003

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Peter Moffett
Category: Photos
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.

Model Railroader July, 2003

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Jon Addison
Category: Photos
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.

Model Railroader August, 2003

"Steam is Still King!"
Author: David Popp
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Model Railroader June, 2004

"Trackside Photos"
Author: various
Category: Photos
Page: 114
Contains a photo of Dave Woodrell's Sn3 layout, and of Paul Scoles' Sn3 Pelican Bay Ry. & Navigation Co.

Model Railroader July, 2004

"S Scale Great Northern Pacific"
Author: Jess Bennett
Category: Layouts
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!).

Model Railroader August, 2004

"A Sound Victory"
Author: David Popp
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Model Railroader October, 2004

"Preserving Pennsylvania\'s Railroad History"
Author: Roy Hoffman
Category: Layouts
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.

"National Model Contest Winners"
Author: David Popp
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader December, 2004

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Bob Kuchar
Category: Photos
Page: 135
Photo of Bob's Sn3 layout, Buffalo Valley RR, running a Mogul in a snow scene.

Model Railroader March, 2005

"28th Annual Photo Contest Winners"
Author: Mike Schwab
Category: Contests
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.

Model Railroader December, 2005

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Category: Photos
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.

Model Railroader May, 2006

"Model Realistic Tall Grass"
Author: Peter Ross
Category: Scenery
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.

Model Railroader July, 2006

"Old Building, New Techniques"
Author: Alexander Zelkin
Category: Structures
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.

Model Railroader April, 2007

"Superdetailed Layout Built for Travel"
Author: Jon Addison
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader December, 2008

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Philippe Coquet
Category: Photos
Page: 99
A photo of Philippe's modernday diorama featuring a BN locomotive and a shoe store in Buffalo, New York.

Model Railroader December, 2009

"Adding Operations to a Model Railroad"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Operations

Model Railroader November, 2012

"How to Make Tree Covered Hills"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Scenery
The author describes the challenges facing a modeler who wants to model lots of trees.

Model Railroader September, 2013

"California Dreaming in S Scale"
Author: Bob Werre
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader October, 2014

"How to Build an Abandoned Mine"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Structures
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.

Model Railroader March, 2015

"Quality of Quantity"
Author: Lou Sassi
Category: Layouts
Photos and track plan of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 D&RGW layout.

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

Model Railroader May, 2015

"Trackside Photos"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Photos
Page: 72
Two-page photo of Brooks' B&O 2-8-8-0 and the Climax engines.

Model Railroader June, 2015

"Rewriting History on the Kaw Valley RR"
Author: Don Ball
Category: Layouts
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.

Model Railroader August, 2015

"All American Railroad"
Author: Lou Sassi
Category: Layouts
A visit to Bob Spaulding's layout.

"11 Ways to Make Peel-n-stick Parts"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Tools
Page: 40
Brooks shows how he uses adhesive transfer tape to make his own peel-n-stick parts. Includes many photos on various usages.

Model Railroader March, 2016

"Improvements Below the Benchwork"
Author: Bob Stelmach
Category: Layout Construction

Model Railroader January, 2017

"Scratchbuild A Diesel Shell From Styrene"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
Brooks describes how he built the Whitcomb 65-ton.

Model Railroader July, 2017

"How to Model Realistic Rock Outcroppings"
Author: Roger Nulton
Category: Scenery
Page: 50

Model Railroading December, 2003

"Modeling Cowl-Length REA Delivery Trucks"
Author: V.S. Roseman
Category: Vehicles
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.

Model Railroading March, 2004

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

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Jul/Aug, 2007

"Meet at Del Rio on the Narrow Gauge"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Jan/Feb, 2008

"My Sn3 Denver, South Park & Southern"
Author: Joe Brooke
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette May/Jun, 2008

"Tom Miller\'s 1:20.3 Scale, 45mm Gauge Layout"
Author: Boone Morrison
Category: American Flyer
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.

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Jul/Aug, 2008

"Stoner, Colorado, May 31, 1947 in Sn3"
Author: Bill Busacca
Category: Photos
Page: 26
Photos of Bill's scene which measures 3'x6'.

"28th National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview of Seattle Layouts"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Shows
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.

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Nov/Dec, 2008

"First Place Awards"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Contests
Page: 95
2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention award winners' models photographed, including Jim Bell's Sn3 D&RGW #485 work train.

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette May/Jun, 2009

"Lime Kilns of Santa Cruz County"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Structures

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Mar/Apr, 2010

"The Sn3 San Juan Central"
Author: Sam Furukawa
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Jan/Feb, 2011

"Trinity, Colorado in Sn3"
Author: John Fairline
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Sep/Oct, 2011

"The Payne Mine Tram House"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Structures

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Nov/Dec, 2012

"Lumber Yard for Silverado"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Structures

"The Carson and Silverado"
Author: John Merten
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Jan/Feb, 2013

"Two West Virginia Railroads in S Gauge - BC&G and Elk River Coal & Lumber Co."
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette May/Jun, 2015

"Converting an On30 Bachmann Climax to S Gauge Elk river Coal & Lumber Company Climax #3"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Locomotives: Climax

Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette Nov/Dec, 2016

"The Rio Grande Southern in Sn3 - My New Pandora & San Miguel Railway"
Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge Downunder April, 2013

"The Animas & Lobato Southern"
Author: Bill Black
Category: Layouts

NMRA Bulletin October, 2002

"S-scale/gauge Dates to 1930s"
Author: Bill Fraley
Category: Clubs
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.

NMRA Magazine August, 2010

"So You Want to Run a Railroad"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Operations

NMRA Magazine December, 2010

"Griswell Grocery Warehouse"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Structures

NMRA Magazine February, 2011

"Layout Height Considerations"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Layout Construction
Page: 52

NMRA Magazine July, 2011

"One Prototype, Two Modelers, Two Scales"
Author: Brooks Stover

NMRA Magazine August, 2011

"Modeling the BC&G\'s Dundon Shops"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Structures

NMRA Magazine December, 2011

"Interpreting the Clark Side Dump Gondola in S Gauge"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Freight Cars: Gondola

NMRA Magazine September, 2013

"Passenger Operations on the NYW&B"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Operations
Page: 52

NMRA Magazine February, 2014

"Troubleshooting Your Layout"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Layout Construction
Page: 52

NMRA Magazine November, 2014

"Modeling a Mysterious Climax"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Locomotives: Climax
Page: 12
Brooks converted a Bachmann On30 Class B Climax to an S-scale standard gauge Class C Climax.

"Modeling an autumn Forest Background"
Author: Roger Nulton
Category: Scenery
Page: 28
How to place trees for the best effect.

NMRA Magazine April, 2015

"Converting Bachmann On30 Locomotive to S"
Author: Bob Stelmach
Category: Locomotives: Steam
Also includes the cover photo. Modeling by Bob, photos by Brooks Stover.

NMRA Magazine April, 2016

"S Scale Modeling in Southeastern Michigan"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Shows
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.

NMRA Magazine May, 2017

"(bridge-building)"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Structures
Page: 18

NYC Modeler Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014

"New York Central Modeling in S Scale"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Prototype Modeling

Railmodel Journal February, 2007

"The Buffalo Creek & Gauley in S Scale"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 1975

"The Penn Creek Valley"
Author: Sam Powell
Category: Layouts
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.

"A Lingering Look at Dayton \'75"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Contests
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 1976

"Die-cast steam locomotive kits: S scale"
Author: Sam Powell
Category: Locomotives: Steam
Page: 100

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 1977

"Boomer Trail"
Author: J. Richard Arsenault
Category: Photos
Page: 52
The author scratch-built an S-scale version of Paul Dolkos' "J.D. Owen Coal Co." coal yard.

Railroad Model Craftsman December, 1977

"The MRIA Show at Denver"
Author: Jim Boyd
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 1978

"\"East Meets West\": San Jose S Scale Convention"
Author: Don Fiehmann
Category: Shows
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)

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 1978

"S and O Scale National Convention Reports"
Author: Jim Boyd
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman December, 1978

"Using Slides as Backdrop Painting Guides"
Author: Sam Powell
Category: Painting & Weathering
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 1979

"Calgary Contest"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 1984

"AAR Steel 40\'-6\" Boxcar: S scale"
Author: Sam Powell
Category: Product Review
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 1991

"A St. Louis 10th"
Author: William C. Schaumburg
Category: Photos
Page: 134
This article about the 10th National Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis, Missouri includes one photo of John Kalin's Sn3 layout.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 1991

"SouthWind Models Pullman"
Author: Sam Powell
Category: Product Review
Page: 88
The author reviews the brass Pullman sleeper car by SouthWind Models, after a substantial review of the prototype car.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 1994

"AAR 1937 Steel Boxcar: S scale"
Author: Lee Rainey
Category: Product Review
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 1995

"The Evans\' General Store"
Author: John H. Long, Jr.
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 1995

"The Rio Grande Southern at Dolores: an Sn3 diorama"
Author: Mark Kramer
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman April, 1996

"Riding the \"Cookie Box\" Extra"
Author: David Steer
Category: Layouts
Page: 73
The story and model are based on the adventures of two railfans to the RGS in 1950.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 1996

"Gilbert\'s 50 Year Heritage"
Author: Keith Wills
Category: American Flyer
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 2000

"Kitbashing a Union Station"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Structures
Page: 74

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 2001

"Easy Station Platforms"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Structures
Page: 66

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 2001

"Joel Shank\'s Sn3 Rio Grande Southern"
Author: Dick Roberts
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 2001

"Steel Station Beams"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Structures
Page: 79

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2003

"2002 National Narrow Gauge Convention Report"
Author: Steve Sint
Category: Shows
Page: 93
The report on the convention includes a photo of Jon Addison's Sn3 portable layout.

Railroad Model Craftsman May, 2003

"The Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 2003

"S Scale Gas Station Kitbash"
Author: Charles Ansell
Category: Structures
Page: 59
Using American Model Builders' Dill's Market kit to build this gas station. Includes two model photos.

Railroad Model Craftsman June, 2004

"A Look Ahead to the 2004 National Narrow Gauge Convention"
Author: Jim Vail
Category: Shows
Page: 74
The article's lead photo is of Don Harper's Sn3 layout, who was open during the convention.

Railroad Model Craftsman December, 2004

"The Christmas Train"
Author: Robert D. Turner
Category: American Flyer
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 2005

"A Tour of the Iron Mountain Stamp Mill"
Author: Jerry Wilson
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman April, 2006

"Kitbashing an NYC Class DEf 2-D-2 Locomotive"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Locomotives: Electric
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman June, 2006

"Detroit Yukon Mining Co.\'s Porter No. 4 in Sn3"
Author: Rene Gourley
Category: Locomotives: Steam
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.

"Editor\'s Notebook"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 2006

"The Northbound Local"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman December, 2006

"The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R."
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman May, 2007

"Previewing the 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention"
Author: Bob Bennett
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 2007

"The Making of Wharf Street"
Author: Art Fahey
Category: Scenery

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 2007

"Kitbashing the Kerosene Refinery at Rio Dell"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 2008

"The Upcoming 23rd Annual Sn3 Symposium"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Shows
Page: 89
Photos of layouts open for the tour accompany the information about the Sn3 convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

Railroad Model Craftsman April, 2008

"Rusting Barrel and Tank Bands"
Author: Harold Minkwitz
Category: Scenery
Page: 67
The author describes how he built barrels with bands that appear rusted, for his Sn42 layout.

Railroad Model Craftsman May, 2008

"Building a Lorain Model 27 Tracked Shovel"
Author: Bill Busacca
Category: M.O.W.
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.

"The S Scale Workshop"
Author: Jim Martin
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2009

"A Wood Passenger Car"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 2009

"A Website Designed for BC&G Modelers Becomes More"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts

"S is for Scarecrow"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Category: Layouts

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2010

"Aluminum Backdrops"
Author: Jim Martin
Category: Layout Construction
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2010

"NNGC Preview: The Layouts of St. Louis"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman April, 2010

"NNGC Preview: The Layouts of St. Louis Pt. III"
Author: Gary Hoover
Category: Layouts
Page: 59
Shows photos of Greg Gray's O-scale, John Kalin's Sn3, and Herb Gilden's HO-scale layouts.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 2010

"Report on the 2010 Toronto RPM Meet"
Author: Vince Pugliese
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman May, 2011

"S Scale Primer"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Inserts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman June, 2011

"Toronto\'s 2011 RPM Meet"
Author: Vince Pugliese
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman November, 2011

"Hickory"
Author: William C. Schaumburg
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2012

"The Cheltenham Granary"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 2012

"Building the Timberline Miner\'s Union Hotel"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2012

"2012 National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview"
Author: Paul Scoles
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 2012

"Operations on the NYW&B"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Operations
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman August, 2012

"Collinsville, CT"
Author: William Schaumburg
Category: Shows
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 2012

"Creating a Landslide"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Scenery
The author described how he dealt with the dark shadows formed by the mountain on the layout's backdrop.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2013

"One Day (Really?)"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 2013

"Building the Timberline No. 1 Mine Part I"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Structures
Page: 74
The author describes building the head house and mine building. Includes lots of construction photos of the model.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2013

"Building the Timberline No. 1 Mine Part II"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Structures
Page: 64
The author describes building the head house and mine building. Includes lots of construction photos of the model.

Railroad Model Craftsman June, 2013

"The S Scale Sierra Northern"
Author: Bob Hogan
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman August, 2013

"Monon\'s Fourth Subdivision"
Author: Roger Nulton
Category: Layouts
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 2013

"Timber Trestles on the C&TT Railroad"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2014

"Window Glazing for a Tender\'s Dog House"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Locomotives: Steam
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman July-October, 2014

"Temporary Scenery"
Author: Jim Martin
Category: Layout Construction
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman January, 2015

"Sage of the Square Footer"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman February, 2015

"An Auxiliary Water and Coal Car for OX"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: M.O.W.
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2015

"Prototype Rails Show Models"
Author: (none credited)
Category: Shows
Page: 15
A photo of Steve Wolcott's 2-6-0 is shown as the model is still under construction.

Railroad Model Craftsman May, 2015

"B&O Alco RS-1 - Twice"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
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.

"A Layout Is Never Finished"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Layout Construction
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman June, 2016

"Dots And Dashes Telegraph for Your Railroad"
Author: Trevor Marshall
Category: Operations
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman July, 2016

"Rural Freight House"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
Page: 80
The scratchbuilt structure is based on the building found on the D&RGW's narrow-gauge line in Gato, Colorado.

Railroad Model Craftsman August, 2016

"Cumbres Depot"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
Page: 82
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this D&RGW depot, including how to make a mold and cast roof braces.

Railroad Model Craftsman September, 2016

"Frenda Mine (part 1)"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
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.

"RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Cabooses
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman October, 2016

"Heavy Electric Fan"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Locomotives: Electric
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.

"Recycling an Old Trestle Model"
Author: Roger Nulton
Category: Structures
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".

"Finishing the Frenda (part 2)"
Author: Bob Walker
Category: Structures
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.

Railroad Model Craftsman March, 2017

"Kaw Valley Line"
Author: Dan Munson
Category: Layouts
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.

"Building an MU Train"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

Scale Rails

"Work Car"
Author: Tom Troughton
Regular column, starting in about 2007.

Scale Rails May, 2006

"Non-Traditional Building Techniques for Model Railroaders"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Structures

Scale Rails April, 2007

"Building the Swamp"
Author: Tom Troughton
Category: Scenery

Scale Rails April, 2008

"The Slim Gauge Guild Model Railroad Club"
Author: Jeff Smith
Category: Clubs

Scale Rails June, 2008

"(cover photo)"
Author: Brooks Stover
Category: Layouts

Scale Rails March, 2009

"Juice for Your Juice Jacks"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Electronics
Page: 42

Scale Rails July, 2009

"Yard Throat Design for Model Railroads"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Layout Design
Page: 52

Scale Rails August, 2009

"Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe"
Author: Ken Jaglinski
Category: Layouts

Scale Rails March, 2010

"Fun with Mirrors"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Layout Construction

The Derail May, 2017

"Rewiring 101"
Author: Bob Werre
Category: Clubs
Page: 4
Online: Issue, article, or web site
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.

The Hoosier Line August, 2011

"Monon in Miniature"
Author: Roger Nulton
Category: Layouts

The Keystone Winter, 2004

"The 36th Annual Meeting of the PRRT&HS"
Author: Robert D. Brubaker
Category: Shows
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 Keystone Modeler Issue #5 December, 2003

"S Scale Class GR"
Author: Bill Lane
Category: Freight Cars: Gondola
This is a brief overview of the kit by Funaro & Camerlengo class GR offered by Central Hobby Supply of Syracuse NY.

The Keystone Modeler May, 2006

"Modeling the Mighty PRR in S Scale Today"
Author: Bill Lane
Category: Manufacturers

The Keystone Modeler Issue #53 December, 2007

"Wawa Tower in S-Scale"
Author: Bill Lane
Category: Structures
Model photos of this structure.

The Keystone Modeler Issue #75 Autumn, 2010

"PRR\'s P5A Electric Motor in S-Scale"
Author: Keith Thompson
Category: Locomotives: Electric
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.

Trackside Model Railroading August, 2016

"S Scale New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad"
Author: Dick Karnes
Category: Layouts
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.

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