Index to Modeling Sources

Section 1: Model Railroader Video Plus and YouTube

Section 2: Model Railroader Magazines (since 2010) and Kalmbach Books

Under Continuous Construction

Section 1: Model Railroader Video Plus and YouTube

Group Subject Series Hyperlink Part
Car Weights Adding 36" Wheels to MTL Cars; Axle diameters for manufacturers John Tanzillo Channel Improving the Reliability of Rolling Stock  
Car Weights Adding 1/4 oz weights to N scale train cars using automotive wheel balancing weights GGM&T Channel Adding weight to N scale Railroad, Train cars
Control Panels Installing Touch Toggles from Berrett Hill Shop Video step by step  Installing touch toggles  
Control Panels A look at touch controls for model railroad control panels from Berrett Hill Shop Trackside Scenery Channel A look at touch controls for model railroad control panels!  
Kit Building Adhesives for Modeling Basic Training Adhesives for Modeling  
Kit Building Adhesives for structure models How To: Modeling Adhesives for structure models  
Kit Building Building a plastic structure kit How to library Building a plastic structure kit  
Layout Construction At 4:00 mins Glue for creating a strond bond between two pieces of foam; Adding 4" of foam board to the front of a layout; installing wood boards in a grade crossing; Using various power tools Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson Whats Neat in model railroading | April 2017 April 2017
Layout Construction At 18:00 mins How to modify a turnout so that it can be bent into a curve
At 20:00 mins Installing magnets in lift out section of track
At 25:30 mins Sank a brasstube through the foam
Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson Whats Neat in model railroading | August 2017 August 2017
Layout Construction At 2:00 mins shows how to make control panels by painting over CLEAR plastic; Upgrading after foam shrinkage Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson Layout construction tips | Model railroad tips Sept 2015
Layout Construction At 14:40mins Comparing Spray Glues Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson What's Neat: Scotty Mason | Model railroad tips AQpril 2015
Loads Modeling Coal Loads Winston-Salem Southbound  Modeling Coal Loads  
Painting Airbrushing & Decal placement techniques Winston-Salem Southbound Build a wood caboose kit Part 6
Painting Painting (using IA 70% with Acrylic paint) Winter Hill Series Building HO scale Winter Hill quarry branch Part 6
Painting Remove factory-printed lettering Painting How to remove factory-printed lettering from freight car models  
Photography How To Do Model Railroad Photography — Back To Basics Trackside Scenery Channel How To Do Model Railroad Photography - (Part 1) Back To Basics Part 1
Photography How To Do Model Railroad Photography — Image Stacking for Maximum Sharpness Trackside Scenery Channel How To Do Model Railroad Photography - (Part 2) Image Stacking for Maximum Sharpness Part 2
Scenery Applying Static Grass Red Oak Series Applying Static Grass  
Scenery Build a river – banks and bed Thin branch series Build a river – banks and bed Part 1
Scenery Build a river – scenery layer Thin branch series Build a river – scenery layer  Part 2
Scenery Build a river – Resin water Thin branch series Build a river – Resin water Part 3A
Scenery Build a river – Installing bridges Thin branch series Build a river – Installing bridges Part 3B
Scenery Build a river – waves and rapids Thin branch series Build a river – waves and rapids  Part 4
Scenery Build a Bridge – installation Thin branch series Build a bridge Part 4
Scenery  Building foam hills Video step by step Building foam hills  
Scenery Filling in the gaps with sculptamold Canadian canyons series Filling in the gaps with sculptamold Part 30
Scenery Flexible foam and rubber rocks Canadian canyons series Flexible foam and rubber rocks Part 33
Scenery Foam scenery – build a tunnel Thin branch series Foam scenery – build a tunnel Part 1
Scenery Foam scenery – making hills Thin branch series Foam scenery – making hills Part 2
Scenery Make waves on modeled water How to library video how to make waves on modeled water  
Scenery Painting rocks Thin branch series Painting rocks  
Scenery Painting and highlighting rocks Canadian canyons series Painting and highlighting rocks Part 35
Scenery Working with plaster rocks Thin branch series Working with plaster rocks  Part 2
Scenery Working with static grass mats
Winston salem southbound Working with static grass mats  
Track Ballasting HO Scale Track (David Popp) Beer Line Series Build the Milwaukee Road Beer Line Part 3
Track Ballasting the shoulder of N Scale Track (David Popp) Red Oak Series Adding Ballast  
Track Ballasting HO Track in the 1950s (Cody Grivno)                                           Thin Line Branch Series Ballasting a 1950s main line track  
Track Ballasting on the N Scale Union Pacific Railroad Geneva Sub  Union Pacific Geneva Subdivision Channel Ballasting on the N Scale Union Pacific Railroad Geneva Sub Part 1
Track Ballasting on the N Scale Union Pacific Railroad Geneva Sub Continued Union Pacific Geneva Subdivision Channel Ballasting on the N Scale Union Pacific Railroad Geneva Sub Part 2
Track How to use an NMRA gauge
How to library How to use an NMRA gauge  
Track Painting Tack Virginian Series Building the HO scale Virginian Ry. Part 10/11
Track Painting Tack Canadian Canyons Series Painting-track Part 24
Track Powering turnout frogs Thin branch series Powering turnout frogs  

Section 2: Model Railroader Magazines (since 2010) and Kalmbach Books

Group Article Source Date Published Page
DCC Adding DCC Power Districts for optimal operation Model Railroader July 2011 44
DCC Basic locomotive decoder programming (mainline; program track) Model Railroader December 2012 70
DCC Block detection & Digital Command Control Model Railroader May 2012 66
DCC Digital Command Control terms you should know Model Railroader December 2011 74
DCC Kato U30C review; TCS K1D4-NC drop in decoder Model Railroader September 2011 68
DCC NCE DCC on Virginian project layout Model Railroader March 2012 40
DCC Sound for N Scale F units (Kato; MRC) Model Railroader June 2012 64
DCC Understanding function mapping Model Railroader July 2012 64
Industry: Grain Classic mill spans many modeling eras Model Railroader June 2010 67
Industry: Grain Model a Feed Mill scene Model Railroader August 2010 31
Industry: Grain Ethanol: An Industry you can Model Model Railroader July 2010 56
Industry: Intermodal An intermodal yard & furniture factory (N scale) Model Railroader June 2010 38
Industry: Meat Packing Modeling the Meat-packing industry – part 1 Model Railroader January 2010 48
Industry: Meat Packing Modeling the Meat-packing industry – part 2 Model Railroader February 2010 64
Industry: Timber Model a Transloading Terminal Model Railroader August 2010 39
Industry: Trackside Running repairs keep loaded cars on the move Model Railroader December 2012 22
Industry: Trackside Small town railroading in the early 1950s Model Railroader April 2011 20
Maintenance How to tune up your diesel locomotives Model Railroader December 2012 26
Maintenance Wheel quality keeps rolling (older freight car wheels; Jim kelly) Model Railroader May 2012 20
N Scale Layouts Building a modern-era main line in N scale (BNSF/UP; benchwork) Model Railroader July 2012 46
N Scale Layouts Modeling rural America in N scale Model Railroader October 2010 67
N Scale Layouts Rio Grande in the Rockies (Mike Danneman) Model Railroader December 2011 52
Operations 13 tips for freight yard operation & design Model Railroader June 2010 32
Operations Arriving in a freight yard Model Railroader December 2011 102
Operations Hands free electromagnet uncouplers Model Railroader November 2011 46
Operations How to set up a layout for Operation (cards; timetables) Model Railroader October 2012 55
Operations Interchange takes freight cars anywhere Model Railroader April 2011 94
Operations Shortcuts for blocking & routing cars Model Railroader February 2012 98
Operations In search of the perfect waybill (Koester) Model Railroader February 2012 82
Operations Build a fold-up card shelf Model Railroader May 2012 55
Operations Car forwarding with tags Model Railroader July 2010 54
Operations Modeling transfer operations Model Railroader July 2012 90
Operations Perishable operations – part 1 Model Railroader September 2010 94
Operations Perishable operations – part 2 Model Railroader October 2010 98
Operations Upgrade your car routing with Realistic Waybills Model Railroader February 2012 45
Operations Running on schedule Model Railroader July 2010 94
Operations Uncoupling, manual & magnetic Model Railroader November 2011 94
Operations Simplify operation with train sequence lists Model Railroader August 2010 43
Operations Switching mail and express cars Model Railroader July 2010 90
Operations Switching with momentum and brake Model Railroader March 2011 94
Planning Use view blocks to extend your layout (and hide tunnels) Model Railroader December 2011 38
Product Review Burlington Zephyr with DCC sound (Con-Cor; Pioneer) Model Railroader June 2012 70
Product Review Kato City of Los Angeles is a great looking N scale streamliner Model Railroader July 2011 71
1950s—1960s Modeling a 1960s Freight Car Roster Model Railroader October 2012 60
Scenery Construction Bench tops made easy with FOAM Model Railroader July 2012 56
Scenery Construction Make rocks quickly by caring foam Model Railroader January 2010 32
Scenery Construction Easy-to-build desert scenery with foam Model Railroader May 2010 50
Scenery Details Build a Highway Overpass Model Railroader September 2011 58
Scenery Details Hayes bumping posts are an industry standard (Hediger) Model Railroader April 2012 22
Scenery Details How to build a deep rocky ravine (bridges; foam; water) Model Railroader December 2012 58
Scenery Details How to plan & build an Urban Scene Model Railroader October 2011 51
Scenery Details Make easy road signs Model Railroader April 2011 29
Scenery Details Secrets of a Great Scene Model Railroader September 2010 32
Scenery Details 3 clever ideas for detailing Structure Models Model Railroader August 2010 57
Weathering 5 Ways to Weather & other Weathering special articles Model Railroader April 2011 30
Weathering Weathering cars for individuality followed by graffiti Model Railroader April 2012 32