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Articles and Clinics

I've been fortunate to have articles published in Model Railroader and other fine publications.

Article: New York Central River Division

November 01, 2019

This article for a NYC track plan appeared in the November 2019 issue of Model Railroader.  Subscribers can download from MR's track plan database.

Article: CSX KD Subdivision

August 01, 2017

This article includes a multi-deck trackplan for the CSX line through Rocky Top, TN and was published in the August 2017 issue of Model Railroader.

Article: HO and N Scale UP Spine Line

April 01, 2017

I was thrilled to be part of Model Railroader's 1000th issue with plans for the UP Spine Line in both HO and N.

Article: N Scale Willoughby, Ohio

December 04, 2016

This N scale plan was originally designed for Perry Pollino. MR subscribers can download the plan by clicking the image at left.

Article: HO scale Toronto Terminals

June 01, 2016

A track plan article featuring CN operations in the former yards at Spedina in Toronto, featuring a "partial mushroom" design. It was originally designed for Marc Goldstein. MR subscribers can download the plan by clicking the image at left.

Article: Conrail Bald Eagle Branch

June 01, 2015

MR subscribers can download the plans from the MR Track Plan Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: HO & N Scale CSX Indianapolis Sub

November 01, 2014

This article is for HO and N scale track plans representing the CSX Indianapolis Sub in Indiana.  MR subscribers can download the plans from the MR Track Plan Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: HO Scale Doswell Junction

October 01, 2014

This article is for a HO scale track plan representing the interchange of the RF&P and C&O in Doswell, VA.  MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Plan Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: HO Scale Cascade & Columbia River RR

September 01, 2014

This article is for a HO scale track plan representing the CDCS short line in Washington State.  MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Plan Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: N scale Norfolk Southern Harrisburg Line

July 01, 2013

Article: N scale Norfolk Southern Harrisburg Line

Article: The Maryland Midland A modern short line in 2 1/2 decks

February 01, 2013

This article is for an N scale track plan representing the Maryland Midland, a present-day short line that operates 70 miles of former Western Maryland and Pennsylvania RR track.  MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Plan Database by clicking on the image at left.

Clinic: Trees Like You Like 'Em: Cheap, Fast, and Superficial

October 19, 2012

This clinic is a hands-on workshop for my method of making large numbers of forest trees using Sedum plants.  Each participant gets to take home a tree.  Most recently presented at the NMRA MER Convention in Suffolk, VA on October 19, 2012.  See the presentation deck and the handout.

Article: Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line

May 01, 2012

This article is for an N scale track plan representing the Belt Line that serves the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Planning Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: Norfolk Southern's B-Line

August 01, 2010

This article is for a double-deck N scale track plan representing the NS's "B-Line" that runs through Northern Virginia between Manassas and Front Royal.  MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Planning Database by clicking on the image at left.

Article: Leaving Las Vegas

April 01, 2010

This track plan article for Model Railroad Hobbysit is for a double-deck HO scale version of the UP near Las Vegas, NV.  Read or download this free online magazine by clicking on the image at left.

Article: Mountain Railroading in a Bedroom

March 01, 2005

 My first published track plan, for the B&O's storied grade in southwestern Pennsylvania.  HO scale double deck in a small bedroom with closet    MR subscribers can download the plan from the MR Track Planning Database by clicking on the image at left.

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