The author built this MOW building from a spare body made by Smoky Mountain Model Works. Includes a couple of photos.
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.
The author converts an HO-scale Life-Like "Supply House" kit into an S-scale model. Includes several photos of the finished model.
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.
The describes how he converted a Bachmann Plasticville tower into a more accurate S-scale model.
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.
Using some common household items, the author builds a water tank. Includes many construction photos as well as prototype photos.
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.
The author describes how he used an old A.C. Gilbert tank car body to build a freelanced, trackside re-fueling station.
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a freight dock. Includes photos and scaled drawings of the model.
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