NASG Dispatch Articles: Structures - Trackside

A Boxcar Shanty on the Ground

Issue:
2018 #2 March
Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author built this MOW building from a spare body made by Smoky Mountain Model Works. Includes a couple of photos.

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.

Hartland Mill and Elevator

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
21
Author:
Bob Stelmach
Description:

The author converts an HO-scale Life-Like "Supply House" kit into an S-scale model. Includes several photos of the finished model.

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.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
12
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

The describes how he converted a Bachmann Plasticville tower into a more accurate S-scale model.

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.

Scrap Building a Water Tank

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
29
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Using some common household items, the author builds a water tank. Includes many construction photos as well as prototype photos.

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.

Tankcar Fuel Facility for Ed Sauers' Layout

Issue:
2018 #1 January
Page:
18
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author describes how he used an old A.C. Gilbert tank car body to build a freelanced, trackside re-fueling station.

West Jersey Railroad Freight Dock

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
17
Author:
Joe Kimber
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a freight dock. Includes photos and scaled drawings of the model.

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