June 1939 - Page 5
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The Reader Writes"I would like to know how many fellows in or around Altoona and Hollidaysburg, Pennsyl vania. would be interested in a club of '0' gauge trains. 1 have a large number of '0' gauge engines and cars, all types. If inter ested get in touch with John Getterly, R. D. 2, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. Please include If a reply card.
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HOW TO BUILD A MODEL OIL DERRICK NEW ORLEANS SCENIC ROUTE HOW TO START A MODEL ROAD CONTEST. WINNERS-NEW CONTEST OPERATING NIGHT IN PELHAM MANOR LOCOMOTIVE CONVERSIONS LEHIGH MODEL RAILROAD SHOW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ENGLISH TO AMERICAN DICTIONARY TRACK LAYOUT CONTEST CLUB NOTES THIS FOR THAT
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"Will any model builder who wishes to cor respond with a boy of fourteen, please write to me? I have both '0' gauge and standard gauge layouts, also stamps, coins, minerals. Indian relics and many other things. I would also like to hear from some of you boys living in foreign countries who understand English." -Gene Spradling, 444 Fairview Avenue, Web ster Groves, Missouri. " I have read of all sorts of ways to make trestles in your magazine but I think the one ' 1 built was easier to make than any you have shown. Mine- was about 10 feet long, without the incline, and stood on uprights five inches in height. I used 2 by 4 inch wood and cut a number of five inch lengths which I used for uprights. Thin boards were used as the track I used bed which I nailed to the uprights. long strips of the 2- by 4-inch wood for the grade, nailing one end of i,t to a separate five inch upright. At the floor it was neces sary to add a thin piece of wood as the board used in the grade was two inches thick. The trestle was then covered with material made from old window shades which was painted to represent mountains. This was constructed at practically no cost--most of the wood be ing scraps that I picked up."-Jack Roy, 332 Sagamore Road, Brookline, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. " I am fourteen and wou1d like to corre spond with a boy around my age who lives on the West Coast."-Richard E. Parker, 494 East Sanger Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
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A n article on how trains are made called A Trip Through a Rail road Factory. This will tell what goes on in a large factory and what processes and intricacies a train goes through on its way from the blueprint to the finished model. Another one of a series of in structions for the building of in teresting structures in the oil in dustry usually found alcngside or near railroad rights-of-way. Of particular interest to model railroaders and model builders will be the rules of another in the series
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of important contests which offer prizes that anyone can win. More news of the model railroad clubs will be published in the next issue, with a good number of photo graphs of layouts and developments. Remote controls are covered in a new series of articles which tell what the control center should con sist of and how to construct it. Scenery and how an illusion of great distances can be given the model road is contained in a fully illustrated article scheduled for ap pearance soon.
" I should like to start a tin-plate club and if any one in this city is interested I shall be glad to hear from him."-William Clifford, . 220 Miami Street, Buffalo. New York. " I have been a steady reader of the MODEL BUILDER for several m onths. The most inter esting part of the magazine is the club notes. pictures and ideas of model rilroading. I would be glad to start a club for which I have two rooms, size 20 by 13 feet. I will be glad to hear from any one who lives in the United States and is interested in miniature railroad ing."-Thomas Boasi, 46 Downing Street, New York City. "My letter appeared in the Reader Writ column of the April issue of MODEL BUILDER. Among letters which I received in reference to it was one from a fellow engineer in Penn sylvania. It has become lost und consequently cannot be answered but if he will write to me again I shall be glad to give him the details asked for."-Warren Richard Weidrick, 1091 East 97th .street, Cleveland, Ohio.
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