Articles in Non-S magazines, by Article Title

"East Meets West": San Jose S Scale Convention

Author: Don Fiehmann
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1978, page 82
Category: Shows
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)

(bridge-building)

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, May 2017, page 18
Category: Structures

(cover photo)

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Scale Rails, June 2008
Category: Layouts

11 Ways to Make Peel-n-stick Parts

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

2002 National Narrow Gauge Convention Report

Author: Steve Sint
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2003, page 93
Category: Shows
The report on the convention includes a photo of Jon Addison's Sn3 portable layout.

2002 NMRA National Model Contest Winners

Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2002, page 74
Category: Contests
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.

2012 National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2012, page 76
Category: Shows
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.

21st Century Limited Model Contest

Author: Jim Hediger, Marty McGuirk
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 2000, page 72
Category: Contests
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
Category: Contests
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.

28th National Narrow Gauge Convention Preview of Seattle Layouts

Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2008, page 61
Category: Shows
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 Layout Is Never Finished

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2015, page 62
Category: Layout Construction
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.

A Lingering Look at Dayton '75

Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1975, page 64
Category: Contests
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.

A Look Ahead to the 2004 National Narrow Gauge Convention

Author: Jim Vail
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2004, page 74
Category: Shows
The article's lead photo is of Don Harper's Sn3 layout, who was open during the convention.

A Sound Victory

Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2004, page 58
Category: Manufacturers
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 St. Louis 10th

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

A Tour of the Iron Mountain Stamp Mill

Author: Jerry Wilson
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2005, page 63
Category: Structures
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.

A Visit to PBL

Author: George Hall
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1995, page 74
Category: Manufacturers
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.

A Website Designed for BC&G Modelers Becomes More

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2009
Category: Layouts

A Wood Passenger Car

Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2009, page 69
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

AAR 1937 Steel Boxcar: S scale

Author: Lee Rainey
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1994, page 87
Category: Product Review
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
Category: Product Review
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.

Adding Operations to a Model Railroad

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 2009
Category: Operations

All American Railroad

Author: Lou Sassi
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2015
Category: Layouts
A visit to Bob Spaulding's layout.

Along the Line

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

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

Aluminum Backdrops

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

An Auxiliary Water and Coal Car for OX

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2015, page 70
Category: M.O.W.
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.

And the Winners Are...

Author: Paul Schmidt
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2002, page 58
Category: Manufacturers
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.

B&O Alco RS-1 - Twice

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2015, page 54
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
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.

Bill Wood's American Flyer Layout

Author: Jim Kelly
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1988, page 98
Category: American Flyer
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.

Boomer Trail

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

Breaking Marley's Chains - On2 to S

Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Layout Design Journal, Winter 2012, page 4
Category: Philosophy
Trevor describes his decision to switch scales and gauges from On2 to S-scale, standard gauge. Includes photos of his new layout.

Building a "What If" Railroad Under Catenary

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2016
Category: Layouts
This 12'x39', transition-era Northeastern line layout focuses on heavy electric power. Includes layout's track plan.

Building a Lorain Model 27 Tracked Shovel

Author: Bill Busacca
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2008, page 68
Category: M.O.W.
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.

Building an MU Train

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2017, page 90
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

Building the Swamp

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Scale Rails, April 2007
Category: Scenery

Building the Timberline Miner's Union Hotel

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2012, page 66
Category: Structures
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
Category: Structures
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
Category: Structures
The author describes building the head house and mine building. Includes lots of construction photos of the model.

C&NW Grain Covered Hoppers in S Scale

Author: Dan Vandermause
Magazine: C&NWHS Modeler, Volume #10, Issue #1 2017, page 49
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
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.

Calgary Contest

Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1979, page 86
Category: Shows
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.

California Dreaming in S Scale

Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: Model Railroader, September 2013, page 56
Category: Layouts
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.

Collinsville, CT

Author: William Schaumburg
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, August 2012, page 90
Category: Shows
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.

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
Category: Locomotives: Climax

Converting Bachmann On30 Locomotive to S

Author: Bob Stelmach
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, April 2015
Category: Locomotives: Steam
Also includes the cover photo. Modeling by Bob, photos by Brooks Stover.

Creating a Landslide

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

Cumbres Depot

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

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

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

Diamond Stacks to the Sierra Nevada

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2010
Category: Layouts

Die-cast steam locomotive kits: S scale

Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1976, page 100
Category: Locomotives: Steam

Domes Show Gallery

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

Dots And Dashes Telegraph for Your Railroad

Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2016, page 58
Category: Operations
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.

Easy Station Platforms

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2001, page 66
Category: Structures

Editor's Notebook

Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2006, page 108
Category: Shows
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.

Finishing the Frenda (part 2)

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

First Place Awards

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

Forest City & Southern

Author: Nigel Bowyer
Magazine: Continental Modeller, August 2014, page 524
Category: Layouts
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).

Frenda Mine (part 1)

Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2016, page 82
Category: Structures
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.

Fun with Mirrors

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, March 2010
Category: Layout Construction

Getting Better Performance from Your MDC Shay

Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 1994, page 92
Category: Locomotives: Shay
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.

Gilbert's 50 Year Heritage

Author: Keith Wills
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1996, page 108
Category: American Flyer
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.

Griswell Grocery Warehouse

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, December 2010
Category: Structures

Heavy Electric Fan

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2016, page 36
Category: Locomotives: Electric
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.

Hickory

Author: William C. Schaumburg
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2011, page 98
Category: Shows
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.

How to Build an Abandoned Mine

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2014
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.

How to Make Tree Covered Hills

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 2012
Category: Scenery
The author describes the challenges facing a modeler who wants to model lots of trees.

Improvements Below the Benchwork

Author: Bob Stelmach
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 2016
Category: Layout Construction

Interpreting the Clark Side Dump Gondola in S Gauge

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, December 2011
Category: Freight Cars: Gondola

Jess Bennett's Great Northern Pacific

Author: Jess Bennett
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 1985
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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.

Join Us In Seattle NMRA National July 4-11, 2004

Author: Russ Segner
Magazine: Model Railroading, March 2004, page 30
Category: Shows
Dave Woodrell's layout was open for the convention, and so the article contains a photo of his Sn3 RGS layout.

Juice for Your Juice Jacks

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, March 2009, page 42
Category: Electronics

Kaw Valley Line

Author: Dan Munson
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, March 2017, page 42
Category: Layouts
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.

Kitbashing a Union Station

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2000, page 74
Category: Structures

Kitbashing an NYC Class DEf 2-D-2 Locomotive

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2006, page 72
Category: Locomotives: Electric
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.

Kitbashing the Kerosene Refinery at Rio Dell

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2007, page 58
Category: Structures
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.

Layout Height Considerations

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, February 2011, page 52
Category: Layout Construction

Lime Kilns of Santa Cruz County

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, May/Jun 2009
Category: Structures

Lumber Yard for Silverado

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 2012
Category: Structures

Manufacturers Build an Sn3 Layout

Author: Jon Clinton Stetz
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 1990
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.

Meet at Del Rio on the Narrow Gauge

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2007
Category: Layouts

Model of the Month

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

Model Realistic Tall Grass

Author: Peter Ross
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 2006, page 74
Category: Scenery
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 a Mysterious Climax

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, November 2014, page 12
Category: Locomotives: Climax
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
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, November 2014, page 28
Category: Scenery
How to place trees for the best effect.

Modeling C&NW 800 Series Coaches in S Scale

Author: Dan Vandermause
Magazine: C&NWHS Modeler, Volume #9, Issue #1 2016, page 3
Category: Passenger Cars
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.

Modeling Cowl-Length REA Delivery Trucks

Author: V.S. Roseman
Magazine: Model Railroading, December 2003, page 42
Category: Vehicles
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.

Modeling New York City in S Scale

Author: Mike Palmiter
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 1992, page 70
Category: Layouts
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.

Modeling the BC&G's Dundon Shops

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, August 2011
Category: Structures

Modeling the Mighty PRR in S Scale Today

Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, May 2006
Category: Manufacturers

Monon in Miniature

Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: The Hoosier Line, August 2011
Category: Layouts

Monon's Fourth Subdivision

Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, August 2013, page 40
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts

Narrow Gauge Through the San Juan Mountains

Author: Bob Kuchar
Magazine: Model Railroader, May 2003, page 76
Category: Layouts
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.

National Model Contest Winners

Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2004, page 120
Category: Contests
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.

New York Central Modeling in S Scale

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NYC Modeler, Vol. 4 No. 1 2014
Category: Prototype Modeling

Next Stop Linwood!

Author: Paul Dolkos
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2001, page 52
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
Shows photos of Greg Gray's O-scale, John Kalin's Sn3, and Herb Gilden's HO-scale layouts.

Non-Traditional Building Techniques for Model Railroaders

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Scale Rails, May 2006
Category: Structures

Northstar '99 Model Contest

Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 1999, page 68
Category: Contests
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.

Old Building, New Techniques

Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2006, page 46
Category: Structures
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
Category: Structures
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.

One Prototype, Two Modelers, Two Scales

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, July 2011

Operations on the NYW&B

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2012, page 42
Category: Operations
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
Category: Operations

Presenting the Winners of the 1999 Readers' Choice Awards

Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2000, page 72
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Preserving Pennsylvania's Railroad History

Author: Roy Hoffman
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2004, page 66
Category: Layouts
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.

Previewing the 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention

Author: Bob Bennett
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2007, page 74
Category: Shows
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.

Prize Parade

Author: John M. Smith
Magazine: Model Railroader, January 1995, page 105
Category: Contests
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.

Prototype Rails Show Models

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

PRR's P5A Electric Motor in S-Scale

Author: Keith Thompson
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #75 Autumn 2010
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.

Quality of Quantity

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

Reader's Choice Awards

Author: Melanie Buellesbach
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2001, page 46
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Recycling an Old Trestle Model

Author: Roger Nulton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2016, page 38
Category: Structures
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".

Rediscovering American Flyer's no. 633 Boxcars

Author: Mark Suek
Magazine: Classic Toy Trains, May 2015, page 54
Category: Freight Cars: Box Car

Report on the 2010 Toronto RPM Meet

Author: Vince Pugliese
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2010, page 55
Category: Shows
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.

Rewiring 101

Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: The Derail, May 2017, page 4
Category: Clubs
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.

Rewriting History on the Kaw Valley RR

Author: Don Ball
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2015, page 32
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
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.

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2016, page 90
Category: Cabooses
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.

Rocky Mountain Narrow Gauge

Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, October 2002, page 64
Category: Layouts
Ken models the Colorado rockies in the 1930s in his 15'x19' Sn3 layout.

Rural Freight House

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

Rusting Barrel and Tank Bands

Author: Harold Minkwitz
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, April 2008, page 67
Category: Scenery
The author describes how he built barrels with bands that appear rusted, for his Sn42 layout.

S and O Scale National Convention Reports

Author: Jim Boyd
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1978, page 76
Category: Shows
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 Curves

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

S is for Scarecrow

Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2009
Category: Layouts

S Scale Class GR

Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #5 December 2003
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.

S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past

Author: Keith Thompson
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 2001, page 106
Category: Layouts
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 Gas Station Kitbash

Author: Charles Ansell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July 2003, page 59
Category: Structures
Using American Model Builders' Dill's Market kit to build this gas station. Includes two model photos.

S Scale Great Northern Pacific

Author: Jess Bennett
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2004, page 52
Category: Layouts
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 Modeling in Southeastern Michigan

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, April 2016, page 32
Category: Shows
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.

S Scale New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Trackside Model Railroading, August 2016
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.

S Scale Primer

Author: (none credited)
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2011
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.

S scale SW1 Diesel Switcher Looks Good and Runs Smoothly

Author: Jim Kelly
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2000, page 16
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
The author gave a glowing review of the SW1 switcher engine model by S-Helper Service.

S-scale/gauge Dates to 1930s

Author: Bill Fraley
Magazine: NMRA Bulletin, October 2002, page 18
Category: Clubs
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.

Sage of the Square Footer

Author: Bob Walker
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2015, page 88
Category: Structures
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.

Scratchbuild A Diesel Shell From Styrene

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, January 2017
Category: Locomotives: Diesel
Brooks describes how he built the Whitcomb 65-ton.

Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 1

Author: John R. Porter
Magazine: Model Railroader, November 1978, page 107
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
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
Category: Freight Cars: Hopper
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.

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

Author: George Sebastian-Coleman
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 1997, page 33
Category: Locomotives: Steam
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.

So You Want to Run a Railroad

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, August 2010
Category: Operations

SouthWind Models Pullman

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

Special Interest Road-crossing Electronics

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Model Railroad News, November 2012
Category: Electronics

Steam is Still King!

Author: David Popp
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2003, page 56
Category: Manufacturers
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.

Steam's Last Days on a West Virginia Short Line

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Great Model Railroads 2011, page 26
Category: Layouts
Brook Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley layout.

Steel Station Beams

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, November 2001, page 79
Category: Structures

Stoner, Colorado, May 31, 1947 in Sn3

Author: Bill Busacca
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jul/Aug 2008, page 26
Category: Photos
Photos of Bill's scene which measures 3'x6'.

Superdetailed Layout Built for Travel

Author: Jon Addison
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2007, page 57
Category: Layouts
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.

Temporary Scenery

Author: Jim Martin
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, July-October 2014, page 60
Category: Layout Construction
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.

The 36th Annual Meeting of the PRRT&HS

Author: Robert D. Brubaker
Magazine: The Keystone, Winter 2004, page 7
Category: Shows
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 Animas & Lobato Southern

Author: Bill Black
Magazine: Narrow Gauge Downunder, April 2013
Category: Layouts

The Buffalo Creek & Gauley in S Scale

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railmodel Journal, February 2007
Category: Layouts

The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R.

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 2006, page 52
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts

The Cheltenham Granary

Author: Trevor Marshall
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2012, page 55
Category: Structures
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 Cheyenne Mountain RR

Author: Bob Werre
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 1989, page 58
Category: Layouts
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 Christmas Train

Author: Robert D. Turner
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 2004, page 62
Category: American Flyer
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.

The Crested Butte & Northern

Author: Kenneth Ehlers
Magazine: Model Railroader, March 1995, page 116
Category: Layouts
The author describes his 10'x23' layout set in 1938.

The Evans' General Store

Author: John H. Long, Jr.
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1995, page 61
Category: Structures
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 Making of Wharf Street

Author: Art Fahey
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2007
Category: Scenery

The MRIA Show at Denver

Author: Jim Boyd
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1977, page 120
Category: Shows
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 Northbound Local

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2006, page 50
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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 Payne Mine Tram House

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Sep/Oct 2011
Category: Structures

The Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company

Author: Paul Scoles
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, May 2003, page 52
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts

The S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR

Author: Brooks Stover
Magazine: Model Railroader, December 1993, page 124
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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
Category: Layouts
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 Slim Gauge Guild Model Railroad Club

Author: Jeff Smith
Magazine: Scale Rails, April 2008
Category: Clubs

The Sn3 San Juan Central

Author: Sam Furukawa
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Mar/Apr 2010
Category: Layouts

The Traveling Chili Line

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

The Upcoming 23rd Annual Sn3 Symposium

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, February 2008, page 89
Category: Shows
Photos of layouts open for the tour accompany the information about the Sn3 convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

The West Side Lumber Co.

Author: Steve Anderson
Magazine: Model Railroader, February 2000, page 66
Category: Layouts
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.

Thinking About S Scale

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

Timber Trestles on the C&TT Railroad

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, September 2013, page 73
Category: Structures
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.

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
Category: American Flyer
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.

Toronto's 2011 RPM Meet

Author: Vince Pugliese
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2011, page 64
Category: Shows
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.

Trackside Photos

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

Author: Alexander Zelkin
Magazine: Model Railroader, August 2002
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Jon Addison
Magazine: Model Railroader, July 2003, page 89
Category: Photos
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.

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

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

Author: Peter Moffett
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2003, page 79
Category: Photos
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.

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

Author: Randy Meyer
Magazine: Model Railroader, June 2001, page 71
Category: Photos
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.

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

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

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

Trainfest 2015

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

Trinity, Colorado in Sn3

Author: John Fairline
Magazine: Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette, Jan/Feb 2011
Category: Layouts

Troubleshooting Your Layout

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: NMRA Magazine, February 2014, page 52
Category: Layout Construction

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
Category: Layouts

Updated and Back in Service

Author: Philippe Coquet
Magazine: Model Railroader, April 2001, page 146
Category: Photos
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.

Using Slides as Backdrop Painting Guides

Author: Sam Powell
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1978, page 74
Category: Painting & Weathering
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.

Wawa Tower in S-Scale

Author: Bill Lane
Magazine: The Keystone Modeler, Issue #53 December 2007
Category: Structures
Model photos of this structure.

Window Glazing for a Tender's Dog House

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Railroad Model Craftsman, January 2014, page 54
Category: Locomotives: Steam
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.

Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe

Author: Ken Jaglinski
Magazine: Scale Rails, August 2009
Category: Layouts

Work Car

Author: Tom Troughton
Magazine: Scale Rails
Regular column, starting in about 2007.

Yard Throat Design for Model Railroads

Author: Dick Karnes
Magazine: Scale Rails, July 2009, page 52
Category: Layout Design

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