How to Articles
Listed below are articles submitted by our members or other model railroaders that show how they may have accomplished a task building their railroads, structures or rolling stock or discovered a new or different way to just "get something done".
All articles are in Adobe PDF format unless otherwise noted.
This article shows how Bill took a device first made back in the sixties and modified it to use on his Dogpatch & East Ain't RR to remotely control turnouts.
This is a document about a how-to clinic Bob presented to the Steel City Division on February 16, 2012. It shows different ways to make realistic trees for your layout.
This is about how to replace the handle on a manual Caboose Hobbies ground throw to make it look more prototypical.
This article was written by Bill in response to a "What's On Your Workbench" request in our newsletter. It has many of his tips for laying a lot of track in a short amount of time with limited funds.
Here's another interesting article from our friend Bill Hudson giving his take on different measurment systems, how to apply them in model railroading and tips on using some measuring tools.