Photos, and a brief description with each, of the models found on the author's layout.
A couple of photos of how the author cuts award a commercial turnout and adjusts the gauge to fit S-scale.
The author describes his process of taking Atlas HO-scale commercial turnouts and converting them to work in S-scale.
Type C depots were for communities that no longer had an assigned railroad agent. They were only slightly bigger than a shed. Includes several prototype photos and drawings.
Bob introduces himself as a real railroader, model press author, and owner of the well-known (fictitious) SHABBONA railroad.
The early-production streamlined passenger car trucks from AM showed a tendency to fall apart. This article describes how to fix that.
The author does a follow-up article to his 1994 article, answering questions, and showing more detailed photos.
Photos and a description of the grain elevators of Linn County Co-op in Alburnett, IA.
The author describes how he replaces the springs in Kadee and Walthers Protomax couplers, with replacement springs from Kadee, and tricks on how to safely install them without flying off somewhere.
Drawing on his experience dealing with real-world turntables, the author modifies his HO-scale Heljan turntable kit to operate smoothly on his S-scale layout. Includes many close-up photos of the work done to the table.
"Willie's New Boots". A story about Willie having bought boots too small, but too proud to admit it to his co-workers.
A story about the M.O.W. ballast train of which the author was the conductor.
The author tells the story of the Great Blizzard of 1978.
Stories about Harry Roland, a locomotive engineer for the AT&SF.
The idea and trackplan for the S-scale layout is based on a slightly-modified version of the real 5-mile shortline near Lowell, Illinois. Using a GE 44-tonner as the locomotive, the author describes operation, and the types of equipment that could be used on such a layout.
The author describes his first day on the job at the Santa Fe Railroad in Illinois.
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