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Over the years, I have written a number of articles that were published in various magazines.


My very first article was written in German, and I can’t read it.

It was published in 2005 by Der Gartenbahn profi.

I sent them pictures of my stone mill along with a description of how I built it, and they translated my work to German.

















Garden Railways
Having an article published inspired me to do more.   Since I subscribed to Garden Railways, I thought I might try a few for them:
2.  “A boxcab from a Bachmann 45-tonner” - Styrene construction with added detail makes a unique locomotive. February 2007.
3.  “Scratchbuild some switchstands” - These working switchstands are both robust and functional. June 2007.
4.  “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction. Part 1. August 2007.
5.  “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction. Part 2. October 2007.
6.  “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction. Part 3. December 2007.
7.  “Building a turntable for the Jackson and Burke Railroad” - Construct this quintessential railroad structure. April 2008.
8.  “Making some working glad hands” - This simple detail will add realism to your rolling stock. October 2008.
9.  “Scratchbuilding a yard office” - This small structure uses innovative construction techniques. April 2009.
10. “Make your loads easily removable” - Ingenious use of magnets provides flexibility. December 2009.
11. “Scratchbuild your windows” -Using jigs, styrene windows assemble quickly. August 2010.
12. “Build an observation-car end rail” - Basic metalwork provides a beautiful result. June 2011.
13. “Make some strap steps” - A simple jig speeds the process.  June 2012.
14. “Scratchbuilding wooden hoppers in 1:20.3 scale” - A detailed description of the construction of these finescale models. Part 1.  December 2012.
15. “Scratchbuilding wooden hoppers in 1:20.3 scale” - A detailed description of the construction of these finescale models. Part 2.  February 2013.
16. "Scratchbuilding an impressive bank" - This structure was built of plastic and wedding-cake decorations.  December 2014.
17. "Scratchbuilding a narrow-gauge 2-8-2" - An overview of the construction of a complex project.  June 2015.
18. "Building the Matheson Textile Mill" - This large structure has a surprise inside.  December 2017.
19. "Scratchbuilding a brass critter" - Adventures in resistance soldering.   April 2018.

 
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