Drawings of things one could find near the tracks, such as signs, small structures, and a well-water handpump.
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 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 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.
Photos and drawings of a two-stall outhouse.
Thoughts on how the author built his interlocking tower for his layout.
The author describes how he built his own illuminated signal lights, purely for scenic effect. Includes a photo and construction diagram.
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.
Photos and drawings.
The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.
The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.
The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.
Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.
Ernie Horr shares his design idea for a wooden retaining wall.
A small whistle-stop station, with a sketch and a photo.
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