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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.

  • “A boxcab from a Bachmann 45-tonner” - Styrene construction with added detail makes a unique locomotive: February 2007, p.82.

  • “Scratchbuild some switchstands” - These working switchstands are both robust and functional: June 2007, page 60.
  • “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction: Part 1. August 2007, page 52.
  • “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction: Part 2. October 2007, page 65.
  • “Scratchbuild a boxcar in styrene” - A step by step guide to construction: Part 3. December 2007, page 70.
  • “Building a turntable for the Jackson and Burke Railroad” - Construct this quintessential railroad structure: April 2008, page 50.
  • “Making some working glad hands” - This simple detail will add realism to your rolling stock: October 2008, page 68.
  • “Scratchbuilding a yard office” - This small structure uses innovative construction techniques: April 2009, page 44.
  • Make your loads easily removable” - Ingenious use of magnets provides flexibility: December 2009, page 60.
  • “Scratchbuild your windows” -Using jigs, styrene windows assemble quickly: August 2010, page 62.
  • “Build an observation-car end rail” - Basic metalwork provides a beautiful result: June 2011, page 32.
  • “Make some strap steps” - A simple jig speeds the process:  June 2012, page 56.
  • “Scratchbuilding wooden hoppers in 1:20.3 scale” - A detailed description of the construction of these finescale models: Part 1.  December 2012, page 56.
  • “Scratchbuilding wooden hoppers in 1:20.3 scale” - A detailed description of the construction of these finescale models: Part 2.  February 2013, page 58.
  • "Scratchbuilding an impressive bank" - This structure was built of plastic and wedding-cake decorations:  December 2014, page 32.
  • "Scratchbuilding a narrow-gauge 2-8-2" - An overview of the construction of a complex project:  June 2015, page 34.


 
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