Summer 1981 - Page 3
Vol. 11, No.4
Publishers: Nick Siegel, Sal Pizzoferrato Executive Editor: Robert Schleicher Associate Editors: Bill Wright, Robert Higgins, Albin Burroughs, Amy O'Donnell Production Editor: Vickie Petersen Typography: Type-Tronics, Inc.
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C ONTENTS 4 10 14 17 20 John Buscimi's HO SCALE EMPIRE LOADS FOR FLAT CARS
T he keynote of this layout is simplicity H eavy machinery loads can make simple showpieces The modular system works j ust as well in 0 s cale The track can route power as well as trains
MODULAR MODEL RAILROADING I N On3
WIRING BASICS III - USING TURNOUTS AS SWITCHES TRACKPLAN FOR 9x7-FEET: THE MAJESTIC
ABOUT THOSE LABELS . . . .
BASICS FOR BEGINNERS are articles that we feel contain some of the information that any beginner should know when he or she is building that first or second model railroad (there just may be a few things that the "experts" can learn about up-to-date modeling methods, too). NEW MODELING TECHNIQUES are actually tested methods of making or im proving models. We call them "new" because they probably will be new to most of you. These are the articles we feel are best-suited to "in termediate-level" model railroaders. FOR EXPERIENCED MODELERS articles designed for those who have developed their skills in the hobby by successfully assembl ing and painting several of the "Craftsman"-type kits. It is assumed that the modeler who follows these articles knows the basics of the hobby: paint ing, decal-application, simple soldering, etc., etc.... We hope to make the hobby more interesting and a whole lot less of a mystery for the newcomer with these labels. We do the same thing when we show EVERY step. Please, experts, be patient and remember what it was like when you w ere learning.
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PORTABLE AND PERMANENT
A city-based railroad small enough for anyone
T HE PERFECT PLAN
THE MAGIC OF FOAM PLANTS
H O Modular railroads with an unlimited future Using ground foam to make lichen look real
ARE CAN MOTORS THE ANSWER? WE TRY ONE I N
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PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT
How to install a Sagami Flat can-style motor W hat we use to test locomotives and why
PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO. 10: AHM SD40 DIESEL PERFORMANCE TEST REPORT NO.11: PROTO-POWER WEST SD9 DIESEL PERFORMANCE TEST REPOT NO. 12: MANTUA F7 DIESEL BOX CAR SUPER-DETAIL SECRETS HOW-TO APPLY DECALS THE RIGHT WAY
How to add those fine detail parts to a freight car
IT'S A KIT: MODEL MASTERPIECES' STAMP MILL BUILD A SIMPLE "TUNNEL MOTOR" D IESEL DIESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP: BN's EMD SD40-2
The finishing touch to any model
A mountain-based industry in a craftsman's kit
The quick-and-dirty way to make an SD40T-2 locomotive
DIESEL DETAIL CLOSE-UP: SP's EMD SD45T-2 "Tunnel Motor" AIR BRUSH BASICS, PART 3: INSTANT PAINT JARS PAINTING PROFILES NO.2: FREIGHT CARS OF THE FIFTIES THE USED CAR LOT
Modelers' tricks are just what the name implies; special techniques that make a particular aspect of model building easier, faster, less expensive, more --realistic and (in many cases) a combination of all four! These tricks are applicable to ANY model that uses similar materials and that is why we lable them as "modelers' tricks". If, for example, Goldberg's "Super Jet" cement works well to attach a plastic smokestack to a roof, it (the 'trick' technique) will work equally as well to attach a plastic air horn to a plastic diesel. The "TRICK" logo will help you to spot helpful techniques even if the particular project does not interest you at the moment.
FRONT COVER: John Buscimi's simple, but most-realistic HO scale layout is built in sections so it can be
semi-portable to fit almost any basement. The layout is featured on page 4.
How to make spray-painting even quicker and simpler Prototype paint and decal data on gondolas A r eview of the range of HO scale automobiles
MODEL RAILROADING MAGAZINE'S HISTORY LEND US A HAND! LETTERS
A g limpse at over a decade of our predecessor magazines L et us know what you'd do if you were editor Even more information on past articles
BACK ISSUE INDEX
MODEL RAILROADING MAGAZINE'S DEALER DIRECTORY A LONG LOOK AHEAD - 1982's NEW PRODUCTS
Where you can find out if you've missed an issue
BACK COVER: A selection of full-color photos to help in
the construction of the stepby-step features in this issue: The use of ground foam on lic;:hen for more-realistic trees and bushes begins on page 32. The methods for simulating the earthmoving machinery loads are on page 10 of this
The first report on what you'll see NEXT YEAR
wood decks for flat cars appeared in the Spring 1981 issue, issue. Model Masterpieces "craftsman kit" for that
mountain-industry stamp mill and power house is described on page 60.
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