Using a Motormax toy diorama for parts, the author built a nice-looking model of a gas/service station.
The author built a fictitious S-scale hobby store out of a Thomas A. Yorke Design Studio Bank/Storefront kit. Includes several photos.
Mel's Diner by Motormax was supplemented by a pair of American Flyer New Haven coaches kitbashed into a dining facility.
The author added walls and a roof to a flat front to kitbash a 3D building.
The drawing and photo is of the barber shop in Fountain, Michigan. The author then describes how he built his in S-scale. Has one model photo, one prototype photo, scaled drawings, and scale colored signs. More photos are available on page 33 of the online PDF version of this magazine.
The author used two Monster Modelworks "Triple J Repair Shop" kits to build a two-bay Sohio gas station. Includes some construction photos.
The author tried to duplicate the band shell he remembered from Hershey Park, PA some 50 years ago.
Modeling large buildings in S-scale using some HO-scale components that are suitable.
Using the FinestKind Models #102 False-Front Store, the author describes how he built a roadside fruit stand. Includes drawings.
The author took a River Dam Model Works Rural Post Office and kitbashed it into a used car dealer ship office. He added to that a Miller Engineering animated billboard sign. Includes a number of photos of the diorama scene he built.
On the previous issue's cover, Bill Fraley's church drew attention, so he briefly describes how he built that model by enlarging it from a cut-out book.
The author describes how he kitbashed the HO-scale Heljan/ConCor courthouse kit into an S-scale version. Includes photos of the completed model.
Step-by-step instructions, a final-model photo, and drawings are included in this article about how to make the S-scale version.
The author visits the Yukon and Alaska, and shares a photo of a building that could be modeled. He also describes his trip on the 3-foot narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad.
The author reviews the Monster Modelworks "Single Story Starter Kit".
Accompanied by a few photos, this article asks readers how one might build a reasonable facsimile of a prototype trainshed.
The author describes scratchbuilding a road-side produce stand. Includes drawings and a photo of the completed model.
History and information about roadside diners, and how to model them in S-scale. Includes one prototype photo, two model photos, and a thorough listing of diners in the Worchester, MA area.
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