Elevating ones layout track can expand the available modeling space. The author shows examples on his and other's layouts.
What to do when there is a house-supporting pole in the middle of your layout space? The author's solution was to build a four-sided building around the square pole, which, when the camera is set a the right angle, makes the pole invisible.
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.
Thoughts on building an automatic protection method for preventing engines from falling on the floor when a lift-out section has been removed from the layout.
The author looked to the EBT prototype to figure out how to move coal on his layout between standard- and narrow-gauge.
In this column the author covers various non-S-scale kits that can be used to model Sn3 cars. Includes photos of some of those projects.
Covers how goods were transferred between narrow-gauge and standard-gauge cars. Also covered are how to have two identical cars, one with each type of truck to simulate transferring the car by swapping the trucks (includes photos).
In this article the author describes how he converted a 4-6-0 Mantua HO-scale locomotive into an Sn3 model. Includes a parts list, and a couple of construction photos.
The author covers his model railroading history, and how is now getting ready to build a 12'x14' S-scale layout. The article includes the 1:12 mock-up of the layout he built and the layout's track plan. The layout's benchwork was built to be portable.
The author continues his updates on his Elk & Gauley layout, with completing a loop of track to run trains, and installing various bridges.
Jeff continues his layout construction article, this time covering building sectional benchwork, and evaluating the earlier track plan. Includes construction photos, and track plan drawing.
Jeff continues his central West Virginia layout construction project, covering foam hills, bridges, and tunnels. Includes several under-construction photos.
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