NASG Dispatch Articles: Structures - Track-side Details

A Collection of "Railroady Atmosphere"

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
27
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Drawings of things one could find near the tracks, such as signs, small structures, and a well-water handpump.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

An unloading ramp with a chain link fence enclosure at Southern Pacific trackage in the southeast sector of Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photo and a track plan of the area.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
18
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

A belt elevator that moves material from below-the-track up on to something else. The one described here was found along the Southern Pacific rails, in Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

A small platform and a storage tank are placed next to a spur to allow a tank car with anhydrous ammonia to fill the tank when needed. Includes 4 prototype photos and instructions for how to model the scene in S.

Gardners, PA (Reading) 2-hole Outhouse

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos and drawings of a two-stall outhouse.

Interlocking Towers

Issue:
1993 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Thoughts on how the author built his interlocking tower for his layout.

Lighting the Way

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
33
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

The author describes how he built his own illuminated signal lights, purely for scenic effect. Includes a photo and construction diagram.

Prototype View - Hancock Yard

Issue:
2009 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

This photo essay includes a basic drawing of the Hancock, West Virginia/Hancock, MD yard of the Baltimore & Ohio. The prototype photos are of yard track, the former passenger station at Hancock, MD, four-track signal bridge, a handcar shed, the Hancock Tower, and the old freight house.

Saltillo Water Tank

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos and drawings.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1987 #1 Winter
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1987 #2 Spring
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.

Short 'n' Easy

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
13
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.

Short And Easy

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
11
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Ernie Horr shares his design idea for a wooden retaining wall.

Short and Easy

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
27
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A small whistle-stop station, with a sketch and a photo.

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