February 1939 - Page 3
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'rhe Reader Writes"Here is.. something for your 'Reader Writes' column. I think the MODEL BUILDER is the most useful magazine I have ever subscribed to. One day in English class I read the Sand Hog's story and the students enjoyed it very much. Here is hQW to make a tree for your laYQut: 1. Materials-some sticks, green ink, glue and two sPQnges. 2. Take a stick and glue it where you want the tree. 3. Dip a piece of SPQnge in the green ink and wring it out. Glue this to the stick and you have a nice tree. I am news repQrter for my grade this year." P aul Tennies, Cherry Val ley, New York.
I N THIS ISSUE:
MINIATURE OIL REFINERY PRIZE CONTEST FOR BEST TRACK LAYOUT MODELS MADE OF' PIPE CLEANERS HARTFORD MODEL CLUB MODEL ELEVATORS FOR TRACK SIDINGS BUILDING TRACK ON WOODEN TIES ELECTRIC EYE TO CONTROL ,TRAINS RAILROADING-BY DAVID MARSHALL CLUB NOTES THIS FOR THAT-THE TRADING POST
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"Your magazine is ntertaining and useful. III Mexico there are few model builders yet and I depend largely on your magazine for help. I shQuldIike to corresPQnd with other model builders in any COUNtry." Louis Tellez, Sena 102, Mexico D. F., Mexico;
"I am writing you concerning an ex-' periment I made recently which prQved to' be ,very successful. I have made a rheostat from a crystal set. In dQing this I simply cQnnected Qne wire frQm the transformer directly to the track. The Qther wire frQm the transfQrmer was cQnnected to the 'grQund' post of the set. The wire leading to' the track is then connected to the 'aerial' post." Sincerely, Edward Zuercher, Jr., 712 FQrest Avenue, DaytQn, OhiO'.
COMING-IN FUTURE ISSUES:
Most important of coming events is the second in the series of contests for the construction of railroad scenes. Photographs or the prototypes, photo graphs of suggested models and dia grams will help you to win. Be sure to follow this series. Match'Stick Station is the title of a story which tells how rustic buildings can be made for the model rail road at insignificant cost. Coming in future issues will be
further details concerning- the minia ture buildings constructed fqr the hibit by railroads at the World's Fair. Each construction article is accom panied by complete diagrams which can be used to dup licate the ibuildings.
lished by' D. Appleton-Century Com pany. Its author is the well-known writ er on scientific subjects, Raymond F. Yates. This book covers the whole sub fect of model railroading-'from tin plate or ready-made equipments, so popular with most boys, to the more complicated gauge - and - scale outfits operated iby confirmed model-railroad habbyists. Mr. Yates' directions are pointed up and simplified by many pho tographs and drawings. P_rice $3.00.
MAKING AND OPERATING MODEL RAIL ROADS is the title of a book recently pub- ,
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